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…
The Roanoke Island Historical Association's counsel, Robert Hobbs, recently was presented the Scott Parker Award by the Southeastern Theatre Conference at the National Conference on Outdoor Theatre.
This sweet girl has been at the Outer Banks SPCA since July 17 — and she'd love to spend the holidays and the rest of her life with a family of her own. She is a mixed-breed and just under four years old.If you throw her a few tennis balls, she'll be your best friend forever.
Holidays are a time for gift giving, a tradition that can be traced to the very first Christmas, when three wise kings from the East bestowed tributes to the newborn Son of God.
Currituck County Economic Development reached out to some of the business owners in Currituck County to get their take on the best thing about doing business in the county. Here's what they found out:
Barrier islands are notoriously dynamic environments by mere virtue of their geography and weather. The ability to adapt is key to success on those narrow slips of sand. Julia Taft has proven so with gusto.
If there’s one thing for sure, children are not “small adults.” Our younger patients require a special, child-friendly experience. That’s why professionals at The Outer Banks Hospital are trained to support the medical and emotional needs of our pediatric patients in a cheerful, comfortable …
Amy Smith is the creative visionary behind the unique items that can be found at The Cottage Shop and Kellogg Supply Company, its parent company.
Downtown Books, located in the heart of the historic district of Manteo, is a go-to place for all those who love the written word.
Shweta Gupta, Saga Realty and Construction’s web strategy and marketing manager, could easily qualify for another company title. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say she is the CTO — or Chief Tranquility Officer — at the firm.
Full of energy, determination and humor, there’s apparently no stopping serial entrepreneur Allison Nekervis of Currituck County. She’s a Navy wife, mom, mentor, sports coach and global business person who’s always thinking about the next big thing, as well as all the little things that go w…
On a late September morning, Dr. Linda Mathison-Ezieme saw several women for annual gynecological examinations, discussed infertility issues with a patient, had a follow-up visit with a woman who underwent a procedure to address heavy menstrual flow, and on another performed a colposcopy — a…
She couldn’t have known it at the time, but studying theater in college might have been the best preparation for Tameron T. Kugler to become director of the Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism.
When asked if I would take on an article/interview with Eve Turek, an acclaimed photographer that resides and plies her exceptional trade on the Outer Banks, I was taken aback. What do I know about photography? I take pictures. With my phone. Point and click. Ta ad! Picture.
It took painter Megan Rubino a few years to find the life she wanted. She always knew she wanted to be an artist. After a summer visit to the Outer Banks during a college break she knew she wanted to live here someday. The specifics took some time to nail down but it all came together for th…
Julie Christian loves it when her clients cry after she completes her work. “There’s almost always tears when they look into a mirror. That’s the best part of my job,” Christian says.
A new business is on the beach, and its owner is as serious about his operation as the infamous pirate Blackbeard, who once roamed the Banks was about his chosen vocation.
Nestled on 29 acres within the grounds of Historic Corolla Park — near the inland waterway of Currituck Sound — is the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.
John and Karen Whitfield are the owners of Spry Creek, a store that features an eclectic collection of gifts and unique accents for people and their homes. They offer unusual items ranging from shipwreck jewelry to house numbers made in Spain. For 14 years, they have been a shopping destinat…
I woke up this morning and wanted to tell my friend Glenn Eure that I had taken my “pretty pills” because he always suggested that I had every time he saw me. I know he said this to all the women that came into his Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head, but I believed him because Glenn said it wi…
His musical reach on the Outer Banks is undeniable. His voice is instantly recognizable to those who tune into his broadcasts. His influence has, seemingly, seeped into the sands that his listeners populate as they soak up the sun, digging the tunes he provides.
If Kill Devil Hills couple Ben Battaile and Laurén Schaefer ever need a slogan for their respective careers, it should be: “He rescues; She rehabs.”
The beaches and waters of the Outer Banks provide obvious settings and abundant material for local filmmakers. Raymond Wallace, however, often looks elsewhere — into the woods and swamps and deserted locations that generate fear, and into the creepy recesses of the human mind.
Lindsay Dilworth and Andrew Carnill are the owners of Altwood, a homegoods, furniture, and lifestyle store focusing on artisan-made goods. Their furniture line is handmade by Andrew, and the store also serves as a sort of showroom. Every piece they have in their space can be customized to me…
Outer Banks entrepreneur Jo Hopkins Whitehead could give a seminar on how to build a small successful empire in a beach-side community, despite unpredictable weather patterns, a seasonal customer base and personal tragedy.
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…
It’s known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic — the treacherous waters off the coast of North Carolina have claimed the hulks of countless ships, and it is with as much passion they claim the curiosity of Kevin P. Duffus.
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.
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…
“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.”
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 …
David Messina is the founder of Double D’s T-Shirt Factory & Signs, a printer of custom t-shirts, hats, signs, banners and vehicle lettering. They serve a variety of businesses, schools, sport teams and local government.
Outer Banks Antiques & More — a 3,000-square-foot shop at 108 Sir Walter Raleigh St., in the heart of Manteo’s Waterfront District — is a shopper’s paradise.