Two Outer Banks writers — sisters Devin Govaere and Laurie Keck — teamed up with a longtime friend and fellow scribe, Maggie McBay, to create a paranormal romance anthology, tailor-made for Halloween.
It seems more and more communities are coming up with ghost stories to help attract visitors. Ocracoke resident Amy Howard has no need to fabricate tales.
If one were to distill Carol Trotman’s love of painting to one sentence, it would be: “I like beautiful things.”
Even while living in Los Angeles and working in the heart of the movie industry, there was one thing Janelle Dolan yearned to have: more time with her family.
Terri Kirby Hathaway is passionate about sharing her expertise in coastal and marine education, and research with others — topics of unparalleled importance to the Outer Banks.
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.
The panoramic ocean view, the just-caught seafood, the fishing, the vibrant music scene, and wide sandy beaches beckon visitors to the Outer Banks like a siren song. Some who come for a visit decide they never want to leave.
I met Dorothy Grandy at her Rose Tree Gift Shop, with its stretch of grassy land that Dorothy’s been known to cut by herself on her riding lawn mower.
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?
Ashley Forbes wanted her final Girl Scouts project to endure, to inspire, and to use one of her favorite words, to empower girls and young women. Oh, and it had to be enjoyable — something that girls would want to do.
Peggy Saporito, who retired to the Outer Banks from Wisconsin, is a woman who has dedicated the last two decades to serving the Outer Banks community and beyond.
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.
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.
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