Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Issue 15: Fall/Winter 2017/18

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