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!


Outer Banks Bucket List

By Molly Harrison
Call it a bucket list, a wish list, things to do before you die … what’s on your life list of adventures, the things you’ve yet to experience but that you feel you simply must do? What fun, exciting and beautiful things are calling you? Out here on the edge of the continent, the Outer Banks is the perfect place to... Read More

An Evening Out with Sanctuary Vineyards

By Heather Frese
Sanctuary Vineyards sits on the shores of the Currituck Sound just 10 miles past the Wright Memorial Bridge in Jarvisburg. When you’re staying at the beach, this location makes for the perfect day trip to Outer Banks wine country. Sanctuary is a quaint waterside farm that grows European-style grapes on land the owner’... Read More

A 400-Year-Old American Mystery

By Beth P. Storie
We all enjoy a good mystery, even purely fictional ones. But what about the thrill of a real-life mystery? In fact, the oldest mystery in this country? Yes, we’re all drawn in, and that’s exactly what Don Bernardo understands about our human psyche and why he wrote The Lost Colony: Legend of the Snow White Doe, a... Read More

Old Traditions with a New Twist

By Beth P. Storie
If you were lucky enough to have been here in the 1970s, you probably see the Outer Banks through a very different lens than visitors or residents who are newer to the area. You remember a time when tourism was just beginning to take hold here and when the main draws were the mostly unpopulated beach, The Lost Colony... Read More

Sounds of a Sustainable Future

By Anonymous
Sticking with the original intent to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 with the theme “think globally, act locally,” the Town of Duck is back with its 14th annual jazz music festival after a two-year break due to health and safety concerns. The Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC was postponed in 2020... Read More