Each year, the holiday season brings a flurry of shopping, sales, food, and gifts. For the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, it marks the conclusion of our Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-off, our largest fundraiser of the year, and a time to compile, analyze, and interpret our researc…
No Christmas stocking should be empty — and no stomach should be empty, either.
Elisabeth Silverthorne, executive director of Beach Food Pantry, didn’t start her professional career intending to end up in her present role. When asked what brought her to the Outer Banks, she laughs and gives a reason used by many Outer Banks transplants: a relationship.
Since 2005, there has been an organization at work here on the beach dedicated to improving cancer awareness and early detection. The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council was formed 14 years ago. Two years later, it opened the Cancer Resource Center next to the hospital through donation …
Christmas on the Outer Banks is a special time of year for locals and visitors to attend a celebration or two and enjoy the spirit of our community. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of Christmas celebrations that carry on through January on the beach. Following is a collection of some of the…
The holiday season is upon us, and we're all looking forward to a month — or more — of cheer and goodwill toward all. In nearby Elizabeth City, there’s a host of events on tap designed to get one and all in the spirit of the season.
“The Lost Colony” has 5,000 reasons to be thankful this year — thanks to Dominion Energy.
Fall on the Outer Banks is known locally as "festival season." The leaves are changing color, and there’s a little chill in the air — but the music scene remains hot. For example, on Oct. 19-20, the 2nd annual Mustang Rock & Roast brings 14 nationally known touring bands to the Banks.
Any day in the lovely town of Duck is going to be a great day. A charming little village that is replete with an abundance of restaurants that range from family friendly and casual, to fine dining. Couple that with all of the cool little shops that literally offer something for everyone and …
Larry Reni Thomas, a veteran jazz writer, radio announcer, and historian, will discuss the history of jazz in the Tar Heel State on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks.
OBX Shipping Center in Kill Devil Hills celebrates its 10th anniversary Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 25-26, with free events geared for the whole family.
Even as architectural styles, furnishings, and “must have” amenities in homes change over the years, what never changes is people’s desire to peek inside the doors to see what’s new.
The Outer Banks has been through a lot — but there's also a lot to celebrate, like the resiliency of its residents, and the way neighbors help neighbors, and strangers help strangers.
It looks like Friday the 13th is living up to its moniker as being an unlucky date. In its 11 a.m. update on Friday, Sept. 13, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Humberto is highly likely to form in the next 24 hours as it descends upon the Bahamas on before moving north to th…
Singer-songwriter Jamie Trent and his family spent a week in Ocracoke Village last year. He enjoyed it so much, he professed his love for the island in song before heading back home to Lynchburg.
It all started on a sailboat. On a beautiful Wednesday evening back in the summer of 2009, I was one of many friends aboard the “Love and Luck,” heading out to the Albemarle Sound for a Wednesday night sail from Colington Harbor. As we approached the end of the canal and the harbor came into…
The annual Dare County Special Olympics BBQ fundraiser, originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 6, has been postponed.
The 9th Annual Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15, on the Outer Banks. The event features live music, craft beers and wines, local restaurants, vendors, entertainers, two sunset cruises, and a drag brunch.
The Mustang Outreach Program, a nonprofit rock ‘n’ roll-based music music education organization founded in 2012, has worked hard to bring music to youths — and now it is moving into larger digs in Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills.
The 10th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp CookOff is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Ocean Boulevard Restaurant, 4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk.