Outer Banks Articles & Shorts

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


Make Your OBX Happy Place Even Happier

By Molly Harrison
Head farther down N.C. Highway 12 to Hatteras Island, and you’ll find a vacation destination with less traffic, charming villages and warmer ocean water plus many authentic experiences and opportunities to discover a new Outer Banks Happy Place.   Amazingly, many seasoned OBX regulars – even ones who may have... Read More

Any Way the Wind Blows

By Molly Harrison
How Outer Banks lives are affected by and dependent on the wind. When I was growing up in central North Carolina, daily wind speed and direction were the farthest things from my mind. I didn’t think about the wind unless it was cold and uncomfortable, and to be quite honest, direction didn’t matter because I had no... Read More

Christmas in Edenton

By Beth P. Storie
The magic of the holiday season transcends time and age. The traditions preserved are elements that excite us, whether we’re 2 or 92. It’s that feeling of joy and nostalgia that hits you when you catch a whiff of spiced gingerbread or hear Bing Crosby sing "White Christmas". Edenton captures this magic like no other.... Read More

Making Priceless Memories at The Cotton Gin

By Hannah Lee Leidy
“Out with the old, in with the new” is a trend often found in the retail world. Nevertheless, each passing year at The Cotton Gin proves that its shoppers can have both. The family-owned business never stops looking for new ways to combine retail, recreation and the surrounding natural resources to create an... Read More

Fashion Beyond the Beach

By Molly Harrison
Lady Victorian might be located at the beach, but that doesn’t mean you can only shop here for resort wear in the summertime. This treasure trove of contemporary fashion is open year round and is always bringing in new fashions that help customers transition between seasons with style. The range of women’s clothing... Read More