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!


Born to Be Wild

By Dianne Beard
It’s no secret that some of life’s most precious moments occur in nature among ocean breezes, swaying trees, shifting sands, impossible blue skies and, for those lucky enough to live on or visit the Outer Banks, wild mustangs frolicking in their natural habitat. Capturing magical moments among the Corolla wild horses... Read More

Cool Down with H2OBX

By Leah Wingenroth
The days are long, the sun is hot and the roads are busy. For H2OBX, the Outer Banks’ premiere water park, that means another summer of fun is well underway. Driving down the Caratoke Highway, H2OBX is exceptionally hard to miss. After miles and miles of billboards, suddenly bright-colored water slides that seem to... Read More

55 Years of Commitment to Customers and Community

By Maggie Miles
When Joe Lamb Jr. opened his family-owned real estate business on the Outer Banks in 1968, his goal was clear: to make a living selling properties in what was at the time a sleepy coastal community. This year, as they celebrate 55 successful years in the vacation rental and sales industry, the company's commitment to... Read More

Food Is Love

By Dianne Beard
It’s an age-old saying that food is love. Across the globe at any given time, people gather around kitchen tables and in restaurants to enjoy food, conversation and connection. The love of a meal often starts with finding locally sourced foods and continues into the kitchen where decades’ worth of recipes, often... Read More

An Outer Banks-Born Business Goes Big

By Molly Harrison
Every day all across the nation, expert candymakers at more than 20 locations of The Fudgery are busy handcrafting fudge the old-fashioned way – cooking extra-fine sugar, half and half, butter, fine chocolate and salt in huge copper kettles then hand-turning the fudge on an 800 lb. slab of Georgia marble to quickly... Read More