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!


Broadway Vibes, Outer Banks Style

By Heather Frese
For the 86th season of the popular and long-running outdoor drama The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Historical Association, Director and Choreographer Jeff Whiting and a talented team of theater professionals have managed to bring an undeniable touch of Broadway flair and excitement to an historic production. With a... Read More

How You Remember It, Only Better

By Heather Frese
The Froggy Dog has been a centerpiece restaurant in Avon for five decades, starting as a hot dog stand in the 1970s and evolving into a casual seafood restaurant that became a well-loved Hatteras dining and nightlife tradition. The restaurant looks pretty much the same on the outside, a sprawling wooden building with... Read More

Through the Painter's Eye

By Beth P. Storie
There’s a scene in the Broadway play Sunday in the Park with George where the lead character, painter George Seurat, is trying to explain the process in his mind as he paints: There's only color and light Yellow and white Just blue and yellow and white Look at the air, miss See what I mean? No, look over there,... Read More

So Much to Love About Manteo

By Molly Harrison
The little town of Manteo, which became an NC Main Street town in July 2023, is having its moment. What used to be mainly a quaint waterfront daytrip destination for shopping, dining and attractions is feeling surprisingly cosmopolitan and becoming an increasingly popular place to stay now that it’s home to nighttime... Read More

Gym, Tan, Laughs

By Anonymous
The Golasa family warmly welcomes you to experience the ultimate Outer Banks vacation with our Super Wings beachwear stores throughout the OBX, award-winning Best of the Beach GYM, our stylish arcades and putt-putt courses. We take pride in offering top-quality swimwear that will have you looking nice and TAN while... Read More