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!


Feathering Your Nest

By Jennifer Armstrong
As you wander the streets of downtown Manteo, be sure to take the stairs up to Nest where elegant goods for home and person await the discerning shopper. With its soft lighting and artful displays, Nest captures the cozy yet sophisticated feel of a European market. If you’re looking for an adornment, such as an eye-... Read More

American Dragons

By Dave Holton
“I am not a Virginian, but an American."  – Patrick Henry, Speech in the Virginia Convention, September 1774 Local, local, local. That’s the word of the day, is it not? And, yet, the SeaDragon Gallery at 1240 Duck Road has bucked that tradition for more than 16 years  . . .  and proudly.  Founded by Paula Myatt, a... Read More

Celebrate the Seasons at Sanctuary Vineyards and The Cotton Gin

By Jennifer Armstrong
Sanctuary Vineyards and The Cotton Gin kick off the holiday season on November 18 with Currituck Christmas, an afternoon of games and gifts for kids, live music, refreshments, door prizes and a special sale. Santa will arrive Currituck-style, on a John Deere tractor. Also on the horizon is The Big Curri-Shuck, a... Read More

Outer Banks Real Estate Update

By Jeff Scott
The Outer Banks real estate market is unique. Unlike most areas where there is a large amount of industry or a university, Outer Banks property values are greatly affected by tourism, folks looking for a place to retire and/or just a better lifestyle. Another factor that affects Outer Banks prices is the limited... Read More

Oysters, Yes, But Other Pearls Too

By Heather Frese
With a name like Ocracoke Oyster Company, it’s a given that oysters in their various incarnations will blow your mind. Ten different oysters on the half shell await, from classic raw to ceviche, sushi and BBQ preparations and Rockefeller, Crabby and Mon Louis baked with homemade toppings. But when you learn that... Read More