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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.

Since opening on Colington Island in 2017, the owners of Higher Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream — Ryan Jorgensen, Traci Jones-Jorgensen, and Kristi Jones — have celebrated holidays with their customers, including a free Easter Egg Hunt.

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 …