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Who would dare take on the task of compiling a visual history of Ocracoke? It’s a story that stretches back to the European settling of the Americas, through the age of piracy, shipwrecks, sea battles, killer storms, and, today, a vacation paradise. An epic saga by any standard.

Brenda Thacker appeared almost puzzled by the question, as if it needn’t be asked because the answer was obvious. Why is she passionate about helping those who struggle with addiction and substance abuse?

Chef Amanda Sprinkle, with her sweeping, sharp instinct for flavor, warm and sisterly disposition, and steady drive for hard work, is a quiet collision of femininity and grit.

Kill Devil Hills resident Kathi Jennings Neal doesn't just do fitness, she lives fitness. With nearly 20 years in the fitness industry, she is a certified personal trainer and certified group exercise instructor with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness…

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…

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.

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 …