Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Issue 1: Fall 2013

This is our premiere issue of OuterBanksThisWeek.com magazine, a publication celebrating the Outer Banks, its people, its businesses and everything that happens here. We're featuring businesses, but not only with ads. We think the stories behind most of our local businesses are fascinating, and we've sought the history and the details that complete the picture.



Marriage & Music Open Doors At Festival Park

By Lauren Whitfield
You are stretched out in your lawn chair, friends beside you and a cool breeze is coming off the water. Children run through the plush grass, excited voices grow louder behind you as the crowd fills in. Or perhaps you are the young girl who once performed on the Pavilion stage as a teenager and dreamed of one day... Read More

Coastal Style With Global Flair

By Michael Lay
The Eastern Seaboard is home to a diverse mixture of metropolises, sleepy bedroom communities, resort destinations, maritime towns and small cities. But, if you had the opportunity to step inside many of the homes, condos, villas and cottages that comprise the residential portions of these coastal communities, what... Read More


By Beth P. Storie
It wasn't that long ago, in the great scheme of Outer Banks things, that a drive along the beach road in Nags Head was punctuated by long dashes of relatively empty land and smaller dots of houses, shops and restaurants. It was a Morse Code all its own that spelled out potential, and that signal was picked up by far-... Read More

Beautiful Boats

By Michael Lay
Albatross Fleet. The name alone has the ring of legend about it. And the Albatross Fleet certainly holds legendary status in the storied history of Hatteras Island charter boat fishing. Widely recognized as North Carolina's original offshore charter fleet, members of the Foster family have been taking folks fishing in... Read More

Captain Lee & The Call Of The Water

By Eve Turek
When you catch your first Mako shark at age 9 mating on your Dad's 28' Jersey King Skiff up on Long Island, what in the world do you do for an encore? How about becoming a mate on head boats or going to work on a commercial trawler at age 14? How about running a 65' trawler with your Dad, just the two of you, while... Read More