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!


New Place with a Familiar Face

By Sandy Semans
Tony Northrup has expanded his restaurant entrepreneurial mission to include wining, dining, entertaining and getting to know all the customers pouring into his latest venture in the restaurant world in Corolla – Ike’s Bites ´n More at 814 Ocean Trail.  Since 2009, Tony has run Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill, a bar... Read More

A New Adventure Every Day

By Heather Frese
My every day world probably looks a lot like yours: sit in traffic; work; peel the kids away from the iPad; shop for groceries; clean the kitchen; work; peel the kids away from the iPad again. It’s a different universe for Phideaux Fishing owner Jamie Reibel, whose daily life, year round, takes place on the open water... Read More

Sunshine in Your Bucket

By Beth P. Storie
The day begins with the rising of that amazing orange globe for those who are up that early. On a day like this – one that will include a first-time-ever experience, even the teenage kids are up and ready to go. Where? On a half-day fishing trip on board the Miss Oregon Inlet head boat. You know, those of us who live... Read More

Crafts Aren't the Only Treasures Here

By Heather Frese
Ocracoke Island has a history as deep as the waters of the Atlantic. Legends of swashbuckling pirates, flaming ships, buried treasure, haunted houses and more abound on Ocracoke, and for Amy Howard, manager of Village Craftsmen craft gallery, these stories are more than legends; they’re family history. Six great-... Read More

Internationally Inspired: Open Water Grill

By Heather Frese
In its seven years on Hatteras Island, Open Water Grill has made a name for itself for serving inventive food with some of the most spectacular waterfront views on the island. A closer look at the process their chefs and managers use for menu development reveals a depth of passion, innovation and respect for their... Read More