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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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When local entrepreneur Terry Bell decided to open The Spice & Tea Exchange of Duck, she knew she wanted it to be more than a place to buy quality products: She wanted it to be a must-stop destination for people who find joy in cooking, just as she does.

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Each winter, Megan Lambert and her family shelve their surfboards and skimboards and turn their attention north and west. They travel to snow-covered mountains and indulge their passion for gliding along smooth surfaces.

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Three Outer Banks women have dedicated their lives to helping people find their true self or path, accessing the higher self, physical healing, recognizing their connection to the universe and releasing blocks toward positive progress.

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Nichole Spruill wants you to eat your vegetables. She is a farmer. Born and raised in Coastal Carolina. She wants you to know that there is a bounty of food being grown just miles from the beaches of the Outer Banks. Her company, Coastal Farmers’ Co-operative, will bring it to your doorstep.

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and in honor of her late-daughter, Averi, Roxie Valdivieso will host a fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the church fellowship hall at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, 803 W. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk.

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For nearly half of a century, Glenn Eure has been impacting the art scene on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Colington artist is the heart of the arts in this coastal enclave. From handing out thousands upon thousands of pen and ink watercolor boat pictures to visitors to his Ghost Fl…

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As a surfer you meet heaps of people. With some people you stay connected in the water, and with some the experience is more fleeting. And then there are those who stick with you no matter where you go. Mickey McCarthy was one of those people. At the mere mention of his name, a smile broaden…

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Beer brewing is nothing new. In fact, it pre-dates Christianity — some historians believe provisions aboard the Biblical Noah’s Ark included beer.

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Southern Shores residents Laura Martier and her husband Dan Martier are known for their musical gifts — she is a gifted vocalist. He is a a drummer and percussionist held in the highest regard.