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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Throughout the Outer Banks, friends and family gathered to mark the nation's 242nd birthday with picnics, parades, patriotic concerts and fireworks.
Dare County Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 6th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop, which is returning to the Outer Banks Nov. 10-11.
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.
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.
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 …
With the intense seasonality of tourism affecting a variety of industries, Outer Banks residents are no strangers to holding multiple jobs and keeping long hours to make the most of the busy summers.
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.
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.
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.
As dawn illuminates New York City, the streets are dotted with bagel shops, their windows heavy with steam as droplets of condensation offer passersby visions of the goodies tucked in baskets inside.
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.
One local artist has been able to combine cherished memories of her own into a gift she can share with others by creating hand-painted Christmas ornaments.
Outer Banks Dare Challenge — a drug addiction treatment center — is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to raise $22,000 to pay off the mortgage on the nonprofit’s building on Highway 345 in Wanchese.
Kitty Hawk resident Jason Evans will be honored Sunday, Oct. 15, for his 10th anniversary as director of music ministries and organist at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, 907 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills.
The Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks Dementia Task Force offers training to area businesses to help staff recognize dementia and Alzheimer’s,, so the community can better support those with dementia and their caregivers.