Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Issue 7: Spring 2015

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!


A Bite-size History of Outer Banks Restaurants

By Beth P. Storie
How do you mark the passing of time? By your age? By the seasons? By how much those around you have grown up…or old? All legitimate clocks, as they go. But for many who have lived or vacationed on the Outer Banks for a long time, we can also count the years by the businesses that have come and gone. We could use shops... Read More

Ocracoke Hospitality

By Jamie Carter
Whether a day trip, long weekend or extended stay calls you to Ocracoke, you will find your days a mix of old and new, surf and turf and historic and chic. Ocracoke village, nestled on the end of this 16-mile strip of sand, draws people from all over to experience island time. Undisturbed national park beaches, hip... Read More

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things...

By Amelia Boldaji
People with creative spirits have always felt at home on the Outer Banks, and that might be particularly true on Hatteras Island. This area is home to some of the most diverse – and truly fascinating – art shops on our stretch of sand. For this edition, the galleries south of Oregon Inlet have opened their doors and... Read More

Fresh, Local and Fantastic

By Lisa Loy
Owner and Chef Wes Stepp offers a playful re-write on the ancient adage, “Red Sky at night, gourmet’s delight.” The beautiful thing is, it’s true.Just listen to the happy chatter at this locals’ hub, considered a lucky find by visitors who enjoy lunch and dinner here, along with craft beers,fine wines and cocktails... Read More

American Arts & Crafts

By Kate Bateman
Stepping into Alice’s Craft Gallery, you’re surrounded by art that feels authentic and lovingly made. The gallery, located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza, carries handmade jewelry, pottery, glass and woodwork, prints and chimes by American, Canadian and North Carolina-based artists. Owner Alice Mickle chooses every piece... Read More