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Michelle Kirnan is the founder, owner and namesake of Michelle Kirnan Photography. Since 2011, Michelle has worked as a portrait photographer serving Southside Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Her company offers a custom portrait experience, from pre-session design consultation…

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Robert DeFazio is the owner of Centurion Security Services, Inc. Since 2015, Centurion Security has provided trained, state-certified security officers to anyone looking to secure and preserve the integrity of their local business and/or community in the Outer Banks.

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As a working musician, you get calls that you don’t expect. Some calls might be a benefit used to raise money for a worthy cause. No money involved, but you’re donating your talents to help someone or an organization that needs it. Some calls are just regular jobs or, perhaps, one of your fe…

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“My comedy is serious,” says Greg Smrdel, stand-up comic, author, and trivia expert. “You can have the funny part, but you have to back it up with being a business man, as well.”

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A vacation on Hatteras Island always delivers great memories, and nothing adds more flavor to a beach vacation than a bit of local shopping.

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The Cottage Shop embodies the breezy style of Outer Banks living — from coastal-inspired clothing and accessories to home décor and colorful outdoor furniture — and its merchandise is as unique as the Outer Banks itself. Inside you will find whimsical and artful dishtowels, accents and wall …

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The measure of a community is reflected by how they treat one of their own when one of their own is in need; That’s where the rubber meets the road.

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Morris Farm Market, 3784 Caratoke Hwy., can be found about 30 miles north of Kitty Hawk in Currituck County by way of Wright Memorial Bridge.

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George Mazza is the owner of Sweet Rides, an electric bicycle rental service. For the past year, Sweet Rides has been offering visitors and residents a unique way to experience the Outer Banks. To take your own Sweet Ride, you can book a bike online and George will deliver a two-wheeler righ…

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Julie Christian is the owner of Mermaid Permanent Cosmetics. She opened for business this month and offers a variety of permanent cosmetic services including microblading eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner and color, as well as re-pigmentation of areolas for women who had breast cancer, camouflag…

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Billie Steese is rarely at a loss for words when it comes to women’s fashion and style, having devoted more than three decades to helping people look and feel their best. However, the co-owner of Lady Victorian paused when asked how she would describe the longtime Duck boutique to the uninitiated.

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An iconic Outer Banks business — The Bird Store & Outer Banks Wildlife Art Gallery in Kill Devil Hills — is a paradise for lovers of wildlife. Inside, shoppers will find bird feeders, bird puzzles, bird books and all things birds. It boasts an exceptional collection of antique and new, l…

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Hatteras Yoga is devoted to instilling inner peace and wellness through its myriad classes, which range from beginning yoga for people with little- to know experience to those who have been engaged in the ancient practice and meditation for decades.

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Travis Cope is the owner of Outer Banks Power Washing LLC. His company power washes roofs, all types of siding, flat work, pool decks, and wooden decks. They serve individual homeowners, rental companies, and commercial businesses located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Northern Virginia.

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Charlie Most’s days are occupied with steel beams and joists and construction projects worth tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. His leisure time is filled with pirates and shipwrecks, an obsessive modern-day architect and a long-dead female adventurer with whom he connects.

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Megan Gwin is the founder of Learn & Love CPR, LLC. Her business provides basic life support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training (as well as first aid and bloodborne pathogens training) for local small businesses, healthcare providers and members of the community who w…

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Deja New, a charming cottage-style shop in the Dunes Shops in Kitty Hawk, boasts an eclectic mix of repurposed, distressed furniture and home décor items, handmade art and more. The space is warm and colorful, and it reflects the personality of the woman behind Deja New: Donna Morgan Hollowe…

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Eleven-year-old Felicity Lipchak is all about turtles. Sea turtles, box turtles, snapping turtles, bog turtles, spiny softshell turtles, chicken turtles, diamondback turtles, mud turtles — it matters not.

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Outer Banks musician Christian Benedi is having a busy summer — and that’s OK by him. Throughout the year, he can be found performing up and down the beach — Fish Heads, Hurricane Mo’s, Trio, Outer Banks Brewing Station — as well as REAL Watersports on Hatteras Island, “but it slows down on …

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Anthony Kugler is the president of Coastal Carolina Water and has owned the business for 11 years. Coastal Carolina Water is a one stop water shop offering the only locally bottled water in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. The business offers 5- and 3-gallon jugs, jug-less water co…

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Ami Hill gazes around her new gallery Muse Originals OBX. “I don’t have talent like this, she says, as she gestures to the art that fills the venue to the brim.

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Stacy Justice is the co-founder, CEO and president of Bluewater Restoration Inc, a specialty licensed general contractor that handles emergency indoor environmental property losses, such as water and fire damage, as well as general contracting for both residential and business needs.

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First Flight Elementary School student Felicity Lipchak recently raised $113.25 for the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or N.E.S.T.

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The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Currituck County Economic Development, Northeastern Workforce Development Board and the NCWorks Career Center will host the OBX Success Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Richard A. Brindley Sports Center in Corolla, and from 10 a.…

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The Jolly Roger Restaurant has been part of the Outer Banks landscape since 1972, and for good reason: It’s fun, affordable and unique.

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According to the results of a recent Coast Facebook poll, 59 percent of the 290 respondents have received a vaccine to protect against the influenza viruses this flu season.

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Outer Banks singer-songwriter Chuck Larson had moved beyond trying to “make it” in the music business when he was rewarded with a payoff from an unexpected direction: A song he copyrighted in 1971 was chosen by rapper Ice Cube to promote a video game — released nearly six decades later.