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!


Legends in the Making: Outer Banks Nightlife

By Molly Harrison
It was a cast party for the record books following the run of an epic show. After its final events in December of 2017 and January of 2018, as Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern prepared to close its curtain forever, the stories flowed. Couples reminisced about meeting in the Kelly’s bar and eventually marrying and... Read More

How to Create a Dining Memory

By Molly Harrison
Think back to the best restaurant meals you’ve had in your life, the ones that really stick out as superior in your mind. More than likely it is not just one element of the experience that is lingering in your mind but the way the entire experience made you feel. Our memories are highly emotional. Our emotional state... Read More

The Art of Reinvention

By Molly Harrison
Reinvention of a historic property is a delicate balance of building on tradition and imagining future possibilities. That’s the challenge Susan Beckwith faced when she bought a beloved bed and breakfast inn in Edenton. Her purchase of 2.7 acres in the historic district included a 1902 Victorian mansion, formerly the... Read More

The ACC - Great Food and Awesome Service

By Beth P. Storie
The atmosphere is very comfortably laid-back at this Hatteras Island restaurant, which might make you a bit surprised that their food is seriously delicious. Don’t be surprised . . . just come hungry and enjoy! Breakfasts are people pleasers at the ACC. Along with tasty fresh-baked muffins and coffee drinks (served... Read More

Beach Eats

By Molly Harrison
Every beach town needs a walk-up restaurant where you can show up in your bathing suit with sandy feet, place an order through a screened window and be sitting in the shade enjoying a delicious meal or treat in just a few minutes. Nags Head has that place, and it’s Fatboyz on the Beach Road at milepost 16. Fatboyz is... Read More