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Although there is a lot to look forward to this holiday season, we all know that that between the shopping, planning, money woes, family dinners, social obligations, and figuring out what gifts to get your countless friends and family members, the holidays can be a stressful time for many people.

At pre-dawn here in the Outer Banks, the only vehicles you see on the roads are the delivery trucks and the folks who make the donuts. Look a little closer, and you may see shadowy figures climbing the stairs over the dunes at the beach accesses. Toting chairs and cameras these shadows are t…

Everyone on the beach knows the healing benefits of salt. We all go to the beach to get our salt water therapy, but Outer Banks Salt Cave — located at the Ocean Plaza shopping center at milepost 3.5 in Kitty Hawk — is showing us a new form of salt therapy with their healing salt caves.

According to the 2010 US Census, Hatteras Island has a population of just over 4,300 people. While visitors to the island come for the small town feel and unspoiled beauty of the beaches, it’s easy to miss just how small the year round local population is. Despite the hustle and bustle of th…

The feeling of flying — being eye-level with the gulls, falcons and the myriad migrating birds that soar through the skies above the Outer Banks — is at the core of what keeps Jonny Thompson taking people soaring into the skies above the Outer Banks.

At sunrise — from May 1 to Sept. 1 of each year — a team of Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) volunteers are out looking for sea turtle nests patrol 50 miles of beach between South Nags Head and the Virginia border.

Two hundred and forty-three years after Jefferson, Adams, Franklin and their merry band of revolutionaries gathered in Philadelphia to tell the British Empire, “Bye Felicia,” we celebrate our nation’s birthday and the great American experiment.