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…
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 …
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.
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.
When Janet Fenton was five years old growing up in suburb of Washington, D.C., she awoke one morning to see a horse walking down her street, unattended. Her family took care of the horse until its owner was found.
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.
Hatteras Island yoga practitioner Natalie Kahn is a registered yoga teacher, trained in the Himalayan tradition — a practice of self-exploration, self-discovery and self-realization born at least 5,000 years ago in ancient cave monasteries of the Himalayas.
The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group are fortunate to have three providers who are absolutely passionate about wellness. The truth is, all of our providers would rather see illness prevented or caught early, but three in particular have or are earning additional credentials to keep pac…
Getting together with a group of girlfriends is revitalizing. Sharing laughs, insights and even sorrows can lighten the heart and inspire the mind. Sometimes we get so busy, though, that we need to put group gatherings on the calendar, just to make sure they happen.
According to the National Association of Realtors, single women are the second largest group of homebuyers, trailing only married couples. In 2016, 17% of home purchasers were single women, more than double the number of single men. Why is this?
No one moves to the Outer Banks for more of the same. Even our location so far from shore in the churning Atlantic speaks to the yearning for challenge, and the sense that anything is possible.
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.
Growing up in a family of educators, everyone assumed that Sharon Wheless would become a teacher. She did, though not in the conventional sense.
When you think of women and literature, who first comes to mind? Virginia Woolf? Laura Ingals Wilder of “Little House” fame? Madeline L’Engle with her award-winning “Wrinkle in Time”? Well, probably JK Rowling —and let’s not forget Jann Brett’s fabulously illustrated picture books.
To walk into Spring Arbor of The Outer Banks on a cool evening is to walk through a cheerful chorus of hellos from the residents enjoying the fall-like weather.
Come winter, artists and artisans travel to a multitude of shows up and down the Outer Banks to showcase their creations just in time for the holidays. If gift giving is part of your holiday tradition, there will be much to choose from at shows, exhibits and local galleries. Expect to see ar…