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!


Top-Notch Developments for the Wild Horses

By Hannah Lee Leidy
His fiery personality, protective nature and good looks make him a popular one with the ladies – and his recognizable offspring prove he gets around! But don’t go calling Topnotch a scoundrel – among the Corolla wild horses, he sets himself apart as a model stallion. Topnotch has long been a favorite of the Corolla... Read More

Let's Make Some Memories

By Molly Harrison
Climb aboard the 65-foot Crystal Dawn for half-day fishing trips, sunset cruises, private trips and more. Every trip is a wildlife-watching and sightseeing adventure! From the upper or lower deck you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the sound, inlet, marsh, islands, sandbars and unique Outer Banks landmarks. You’ll see... Read More

Opening Up to What's Next at Lovie's Salon

By Beth P. Storie
The word transformation carries differing meanings for people, but in many cases it has an air of the mystical and powerful. It’s not simply change; it’s something broader and deeper that shifts our beings into some place higher. We can be transformed by something in a sudden moment, somewhat as if it happened to us... Read More

Feeding Small-Town Nostalgia with a 60-Year Tradition

By Hannah Lee Leidy
If you’re looking for that small-town, local feel north of the Oregon Inlet, nowhere does it better than charming Manteo. And as every smalltown fantasy needs, the time-honored, family-style diner is a must. You know the kind – one where everyone knows your name, you have your regular booth and good food is as... Read More

From Gracious to Plenty

By Beth P. Storie
How Nags Head became the first beach resort in North Carolina. As you drive the beach road today, it might be hard to imagine a time when the preponderance of places to stay were only several gracious beach-style hotels, mostly found in Nags Head. But if you can go back in your imagination to the 1930s and early ’40s... Read More