During the hot summer months, we've all felt the negative effects of dehydration. Whether we are experiencing the headache and nausea from a few too many the night before, the foggy, exhausted feeling you get after a few too many hours spent in the sun, or the groggy jet lagged feeling you c…
Linda Salamone can tell you precisely where she was when her life changed — soaring 8,000 feet above Prescott Valley, Arizona, strapped to a hang glider.
Hay Point Live Culture Foods went into business in the winter of 2018, but Owen Sullivan's passion for fermented foods started years ago, in his college apartment kitchen. He was an art school student at East Carolina University by day, but at home found a love for another kind of art — the …
If, while out running errands in the Central Beaches of the Outer Banks, one happens to run across a “crazy guy with a snake,” it is probably Kurt O’Dell, which is how he refers to himself.
Courtney Gallop has been fascinated with funerals since she was 10 years old.
The purple cylinder glared at me every time I opened my closet. Purchased months ago with good intentions, it is a constant reminder I didn’t follow through on a fitness goal. That rolled up purple cylinder is my yoga mat.
Family prodding and island pride resulted in a remarkable addition to the Outer Banks literary canon.
The Outer Banks is home to three national parks — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial — and a recently formed local group, Outer Banks Forever, wants to make sure people don’t miss them.
Local merchant Bronwyn Thornton feels new energy at Central Square Shopping Center, the pastel-colored buildings on the west side of Route 158 in Nags Head and one of the Outer Banks’ most visible outlets.
Robert Herrera, owner of White Knight Road Side Services in Moyock, says he chose the name of the company based on the response of his customers.
For five days in 2002, author and Colington Harbour resident David P. Hope’s sanctuary became the most dangerous place he had ever been. So he wrote a book about it.
A tree grows in Manteo, hovering high over an old downtown house with a canopy that covers nearly half a city block.
At the age of 13, Averi Valdivieso was so full of life she laid out a detailed picture of her future: She wanted to be a professional chef and live in England. She also wanted to marry a ginger-haired man with a British accent.
It’s that time of year — when year-round homeowners and rental property owners take a look around and decide what needs to be spruced up for the summer season.
Roxanne Weaver Valdivieso has long loved breathing new life into discarded items to create things of beauty to give to friends and family and, occasionally, to sell to the public-at-large.
On Feb. 6, Currituck County residents Florence and Marvin Scaff will celebrate their 75th anniversary, and they have a pretty practical view on how a good relationship works.
Christmas is closing in, and holiday shoppers are bustling throughout the Outer Banks buying last minute gifts, and — in some cases — packing them up to ship off to far-flung friends and family.
With photography having been around for nearly 200 years, it would seem impossible to take pictures from a fresh perspective. Yet, Outer Banks photographer Logan Gearhart manages to create images unlike any seen before.
How do you top a new business’ fantastic first year of offering great coffee and delicious ice cream in a welcoming, family environment? For the gang at Higher Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream Company on Colington Island, you just add a dash of Christmas.
Visitors to the Outer Banks have the opportunity to interface with some of what we residents refer to as “locals.” Most of the interactions are with folks in the “service industries.” Restaurants may be the most prevalent locations where those interactions take place. From servers to chefs t…