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!


Quality Care When You Need It Most

By Dave Holton
At Sentara Urgent Care and Sentara Family Medicine Physicians Remember the adage “Hope for the best, plan for the worst?” Every year, visitors flock to the Outer Banks with one goal: to have a great time. Most people’s idea of a great time doesn’t include a trip to the doctor. And yet, during the summer, Sentara... Read More

What's the secret to the enduring appeal of Giant Slice Pizza?

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
There’s a lot that’s new at Giant Slice Pizza. Over the winter they put in new floors and added new paint and new decorations. They had to get a new map for the wall too because so many people had placed a pin where they’re from that they ran out of space on the old map. Two years ago, they got new owners, Adam... Read More

A Fish in a Hurricane

By Dave Holton
It was a dark and stormy night Hurricane Matthew wasn’t supposed to hit the Outer Banks. According to forecasts, the storm would sweep into the ocean somewhere around the South Carolina border. By Monday, October 10, 2016, according to the experts, the seas around Hatteras would be calm, and the skies would be clear... Read More

A Tale of Mermaids, Wild Horses and Wine

By Dave Holton
It’s probably not a stretch for you to imagine that you’re on the beach right now, slathered in sunscreen, with one eye on your kids playing in the surf and the other on a book. In fact, maybe that’s exactly where you are, right now … nice, right?  But maybe you’d like for your vacation to be more than just nice. To... Read More

One Fish, Two Fish, Tilefish, Bluefish

By Dave Holton
October comes, and thar she blows, A whale of a feast, as ocean fare goes, Live music and art, big boats and learnin’, And tossin’ a mullet if that’s what yer yearnin’. Come one, come all to the annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival … Yes indeed, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, brought to you since 2012 by sponsors... Read More