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!


Food and Fellowship at Stack 'Em High

By Molly Harrison
Stack ’em High might appear to be a simple pancake house, but there’s a lot more going on inside this Kitty Hawk restaurant than meets the eye. When the summer crowds thin out and the locals return to the tables, Stack ’em High is more like a community center than a restaurant. Of course the off-season customers are... Read More

Of Shifting Sands and Fish Tacos

By Dave Holton
The sands of the Outer Banks are always on the move. For evidence of that fact, one need only to walk to the southern side of Jockey’s Ridge to witness the barely visible spire of a castle that once crowned a putt-putt golf course. On the islands, the wind and surf both giveth and they taketh away, something the team... Read More

How To ...

By Beth P. Storie
With fall and winter coming on, some of you might read that headline and extrapolate it out in your head to . . . How to Survive Until Next Summer.  There, there. Summer will come again. Or you can head off to somewhere south of the equator until it comes around again here on the Outer Banks. But for those of us who... Read More

The Start of a Heartwarming Holiday

By Molly Harrison
13th Annual Manteo Preservation Trust Tour of HomesPhotos by Melody Leckie Cities have their place for big-time holiday excitement, but it’s the small town holiday celebrations that really warm people’s hearts. One of the most endearing seasonal celebrations in North Carolina happens in the tiny town of Manteo over... Read More

Living Legends and History Abound in Corolla

By Anonymous
Discover a land of wild wonder Wild horses on remote beaches aren’t the only cultural treasures you’ll find in Corolla on the Currituck Outer Banks. In the heart of Corolla, you’ll also find Historic Corolla Park. With it’s wide open green spaces and awe-inspiring views, Historic Corolla Park is home to three unique... Read More