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!


Coming Home Again

By Beth P. Storie
For several fall editions now, I’ve chosen to focus on autumn-ish things for the feature story — ghosts, haunted places, things that go bump in the night. Those are fun things to write about because there’s so much of it around here! (And, as some of you long-term readers will probably know, I adore this time of year... Read More

What Nightmares are in Store for American Horror Story on Roanoke Island

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
To say that Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has been keeping American Horror Story fans in suspense about the new season’s theme would be putting it mildly. The anthology-style FX show breaks the television mold by telling a completely new story each year, with the returning actors playing brand new characters. The... Read More

Independent Bookstores for Independent People

By Heather Frese
Indie bookstores are enjoying a resurgence, and nowhere is this more evident than on the Outer Banks. You may have heard that brick-and-mortar (or, more appropriately for the Outer Banks, shipwreck-timber-and-nail) bookstores are a dying breed. Who reads books anymore, right? But it turns out the answer is — lots of... Read More

Berkley Manor Reborn

By Beth P. Storie
Sam Jones, the quirky but beloved man who built Berkley Manor in the early 1950s, used to advise his guests that the mansion was, “A place of contentment and rest where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great.” This handsome structure has been a central location of the island’s events and celebrations over the... Read More

When Good Things Happen to Good Businesses

By Heather Frese
For nearly 50 years the rental, sales and property management firm of Joe Lamb Jr. and Associates has built its reputation on core values of trust, loyalty and dedication to community. Civic service is key to this company and its founders, Joe and Ann Lamb. From serving in local government to establishing and... Read More