Sean Paul Ballentine never really expected to turn a hobby into a profession, but that's what's developed.
Payton Joseph Cavallo parlayed a fascination with fantasy and mystery, a love of storytelling, and self-discipline into the first of what he hopes are many books.
Five years ago, we were sailing home from St. Petersburg, Florida, and stopped in Venice for the night. A brand new 50’ sailboat was in the slip next to us, and I commented to the proud owner about the awesome shine of his teak bright work. He said, “It’s not teak, its faux teak. It is a pro…
Tim Neal likes to know he is “putting beauty into the world,” even if is one small piece at a time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Rose Thompson attended a professional baseball game in 2013, she couldn’t have known how one pitch would change her life. And almost snatch it from her.
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.
Marvel or DC?