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!


Marlin Tales

By Heather Frese
The blue marlin moves gracefully, its body under perfect control, quietly gliding into the baits in no particular hurry. A long, powerful fish with a spiked bill, formidable shoulders and a scythe-like tail, the marlin’s pectoral fins light up in the most astonishing electric blue. In the blink of an eye it breaks the... Read More

Manteo: Quintessentially Quaint

By Jennifer Armstrong
When people describe the coastal town of Manteo, North Carolina, they often use the word quaint. Quaintness calls to mind old-fashioned sensibilities and a seemingly simpler time. It’s more than that, though, for quaintness suggests not just simplicity but also elegance and singularity, qualities one finds in... Read More

Miss Oregon Inlet – Fishing for a Cause

By Jennifer Armstrong
On Memorial Day, Bob Leavitt chartered the Miss Oregon Inlet for a surprise evening cruise with his girlfriend, Debbie Hickey. The couple enjoys kayaking near the inlet, but Bob wanted them to experience the water from a different perch. He loves the Miss Oregon Inlet for its proximity to the new bridge being... Read More

Thinking WAY Outside the Box at Bad Bean Baja Grill

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
One thing is for certain about Rob Robinson and Matt Payne, the “brains and the brawn” of the locals’ favorite Bad Bean Baja Grill: They refuse to be pinned down. Since they opened in 2010, Bad Bean has never really stopped shifting and changing in new and dynamic ways, thanks to a creative team that’s never afraid to... Read More

Life Through a Lens of Gold

By Dave Holton
Yellowhouse Gallery has been on the Outer Banks since the ‘60s, but lately, to borrow a phrase from that era, this gallery’s got a brand new bag. In 2013, Yellowhouse Gallery relocated to Croatan Center on the Bypass in Nags Head and refined their identity. “We needed to carve out our niche,” says Eve Turek, co-owner... Read More