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!


Building the Community Love

By Molly Harrison
When four friends founded Outer Banks Brewing Station in 2000, their concept was to create a restaurant serving exceptional house-brewed beer alongside a chef-driven menu that went well beyond basic pub fare. But the owners also had something else in mind. “The original idea was to be a pub in the sense of the... Read More

A Peek into the Homes of Manteo

By Beth P. Storie
The holidays settle like a cozy blanket around the waterfront town of Manteo. Slowly but surely, signs of the coming celebratory days show up. First, the Town puts up the sparkly snowflakes, reindeer, boats and other seasonal images on the streetlight posts. Then, the weekend after Thanksgiving, locals are busy... Read More

Where Wine and Good Times Pair Perfectly

By Beth P. Storie
The island town of Manteo is becoming known, more and more, as the center of arts and entertainment on the Outer Banks. Nationally known music groups play in the waterfront outdoor amphitheater, art shows bring vitality year round and other cultural events, such as parades, festivals, holiday-centered celebrations and... Read More

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund shares The Secret of Corolla

By Leah Wingenroth
Tucked away in the quiet, untamed dunes of the northern Outer Banks beaches, the village of Corolla is home to a special herd of residents that roam amongst the scattered sea oats. The wild Spanish mustangs wander freely up and down the shoreline of Corolla and Carova, a living reminder of the rich history that... Read More

Shop, Play, Lift

By Anonymous
One thing people love about the Outer Banks is that it’s full of family-oriented activities. All families, whether visiting the Outer Banks or living here year-round, can find endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation for all ages in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. The Golasa family welcomes your family... Read More