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During the holidays, we all tend to get wrapped up in our family and friends. That’s never a bad thing. Spending time with your loved ones; taking the time and effort to pick out the perfect gift for those special folks in your life; shopping; eating; maybe a road trip to visit those not on …


The Outer Banks is home to a host of quaint and unique shops — and not-to-be-missed restaurants — which is a great reason to shop local. This holiday season, business owner have decked their halls in festive fashion hoping not only to spread some good cheer but also to encourage people to sp…


Donna Morgan Hollowell, owner of Deja New — a charming cottage-style shop in the Dunes Shops in Kitty Hawk — says her purpose in life is to artfully affect lives.

Fine wines, craft beer, live music, food from some of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks, and all of this enjoyed while taking in an expansive view of the Roanoke and Pamlico sounds. What better way to enjoy a fall Saturday afternoon?

Acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa once says, “For me, filmmaking combines everything. That’s the reason I’ve made cinema my life’s work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film.”

The Island of Ocracoke is only a ferry ride away — during which there's always a chance that you will spot a pod of dolphin while on the high seas.

Located in the Buccaneer’s Walk plaza in Kitty Hawk, My Little Sunshine is every parent and grandparent’s dream shop. The children’s boutique — steps away from The Children’s Museum — offers new and gently-used children’s clothing (sizes NB — 7/8), baby gear, toys, books and more at affordab…

In 1968, when Dare County’s population was less than a quarter of what it is today, Joe and Ann Lamb rented a little office and opened up shop as Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates. Coming from Elizabeth City, the couple, who had a real estate background, chose to invest in the beach where they s…

Outer Banks storytelling traditions and digital technology have joined together in Coastal Voices: Linking Generations, a collaborative project that has transformed access to interviews with Hatteras and Ocracoke residents.

What makes a certain holiday event or tradition stick in your mind for years to come? We asked a few tried and true Outer Bankers to share their favorite holiday memories and learned that most often it’s something simple and has nothing to do with material objects.

Naomi Collins Hester did more than make a difference. She left a legacy.

It takes months for staff and volunteers to prepare The Elizabethan Gardens for the festive spectacle that is WinterLights.

Overcoming naysayers and self-doubt, Heather Geoghegan has built a life that balances her love of travel with her chosen career.

Knotts Island is hard to reach and there’s not much to it. And that’s why should go there.

Colington’s tight-knit sailing community is fueled by friendly competition and camaraderie.

Cape Hatteras is one of the best places in the world to stargaze, experts say

A record-breaking number of sea turtle nests have been laid on the Outer Banks beaches this summer.

Tucked away on the south end of Roanoke Island, Wanchese is worth seeking out.

North Carolina Coastal Federation is an advocate for the state’s coastal waters.

A visitor’s perspective on the life cycle of an Outer Banks vacation.

What makes Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo different from the rest of the Outer Banks?

Six places to find relief from the summer sun.

Outer Banks lifesaving story told each Thursday in Rodanthe

Corolla village is making a name for itself as one of the hippest places on the Outer Banks.

With their 37th book in the Children’s Nature Series, Suzanne Tate and James Melvin keep feeding children’s curiosity about the natural world.

As the oldest cast member, Della Basnight brings a personal history and a family legacy to The Lost Colony.

International student workers flood Virginia Beach, Outer Banks for the summer

Sweaty palms, aching muscles and an adrenaline rush await climbers at aerial adventure parks in Nags Head and Corolla.

Residents of downtown Manteo love their combination of urban living and small-town life.

Types of sand become a tricky, vital part of storm protection in Outer Banks beach nourishment

Students with the UNCW chapter of the Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. are working to establish Cape Hatteras as a Hope Spot and reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean.

Currituck native and Kitty Hawk dentist Dr. Gunther Heyder has founded a nonprofit that brings dental care to the world’s unserved populations.

Could northeastern North Carolina’s natural resources be the key for boosting the region’s economy?

A family of seasoned mountain campers discovers seaside camping on Portsmouth Island.

With brides and grooms coming from all over the country and a new market of same-sex couples, the Outer Banks’ wedding industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Social media both helps and hinders the work of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.