Outer Banks This Week Blog

Outer Banks information comes in many forms, but there’s no better way to learn it than through conversations with a local. The OuterBanksThisWeek.com blog is that local friend … even if you already live here! Every week, Molly Harrison gives the run down on Outer Banks activities, Outer Banks events, Outer Banks shopping – all the Outer Banks information needed to ensure that you have the best possible experience. And she does it in a conversational way that’s easy to read and entertaining. Outer Banks activities are numerous, and this blog gives you an insider’s scoop to help you plan your day. She leads you to all the Outer Banks events you won’t want to miss – sports, annual functions and holiday festivities. She gives you her input on the most exciting Outer Banks activities – the ones she loves, the ones she thinks you should love. If anything exciting or out-of-the-ordinary is happening during your visit – and there definitely will be something – this blog is your trusty guide to figuring out the whats, whens and wheres.

Nightlife, for example, is detailed here – what band is playing where, which scene is wild, which is chill. Festivals are also described – the ones that are old and loved and the ones that are new and anticipated. The amount of Outer Banks information offered here will keep you busy and in the know. You can find out what would be fun for you, your family or even your pets.

A fun touch of this blog is its conversational element. Hannah Lee always wants to hear from you! In fact, reader input can influence the basis of her next blog’s focus. So if there’s a topic or question you’re craving an answer for, let her know. Sit a spell and read through present and past OuterBanksThisWeek.com blogs. With all the Outer Banks information detailed for you, you’ll be the trusted source to all your friends!

25 Years of Wings Over Water and Supporting the Region's National Wildlife Refuges

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, October 19, 2023
Did you know that northeastern North Carolina is home to nine national wildlife refuges that provide habitat for a huge variety of wildlife and plants? Plus there are two additional national wildlife refuges close by in southeastern Virginia. Put those 11 refuges together and this provides more than 505,000 acres of... Read More

How Andy Griffith Gave Back to the Outer Banks – and How You Can Too with Outer Banks Community Foundation

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, October 12, 2023
Have you ever walked on a clean, trash-free Outer Banks beach at sunrise, attended a performance with a view of the sound or seen Outer Banks locals coming together to support a neighbor and thought about how much you love this place? And have you ever thought that you would love to give back to a place that gives you... Read More

Beaches Helping Beaches! A Luau Benefit for Maui at Bonzer Shack

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, October 5, 2023
As you know, two months ago, wildfires destroyed the historic town of Lahaina on West Maui. The Maui fires killed 97 people, making them the deadliest U.S. wildfires in at least 100 years, and affected 2,200 structures. Recovery has not been easy. Logistical challenges of the island have complicated cleanup, many... Read More

The Happiest of Hours: Outer Banks Waterfront Drinks at Sunset

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 28, 2023
Visiting friends asked me this week where they could get a drink – with a few stipulations: outside in the nice fall weather, by the water, with a view of the sunset. Simple enough question, but my mind started swimming with all the possibilities. Locals know exactly what I’m talking about: Friends are in town or... Read More

Hit the Outer Banks Trails for N.C.'s Year of the Trail

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 20, 2023
To celebrate the state’s 2,000-plus recreational trails, greenways and blueways and encourage people to get outside and use them, North Carolina designated 2023 as the Year of the Trail. Choosing 2023 to honor the North Carolina trails was not a random selection, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1973... Read More