Recipes for Local Outer Banks Seafood Favorites

Outer Banks Seafood

When the Wright brothers were conducting their aviation experiments in Outer Banks in the early 1900s, food was scarce. There was only one grocery store in the area, and it usually had bare shelves. Orville Wright complained that he was living on condensed milk, one spoonful at a time. Orville would be delighted to know that today his beloved home has a reputation for some of the finest food on the Coast. READ MORE

Blackbeard’s Ghost: Fact, Fiction, or Otherwise

Blackbeard's Ghost

Beneath the waters off Ocracoke Island the restless soul of Blackbeard searches in vain for a final resting place. A spectral presence can be seen, it is said, searching the Pamlico Sound at Teach’s Hole, just south of Ocracoke Village.  So goes the story of Blackbeard’s Ghost, combing the waters, no doubt, for his head that Lieutenant Robert Maynard took with him when he returned in victory to Virginia. READ MORE

Engagement Pictures: Memory Monday October 2, 2017.

Greetings from the Outer Banks on a clear and cooler Monday morning.  Fall is definitely in the air as the nighttime temps have dived down into the low 60’s and this past week we had high temps in the 70’s.   A great time of year to have a wedding, and so we bring you this week a collection of engagement pictures we’ve received over the past several months. READ MORE

Cute Kid: Memory Monday September 18, 2017.

Greetings from the Outer Banks on this Memory Monday.   We start your Monday off with a cute kid on the beach this week.

Keep a good thought for us this week as we all wait and watch anxiously for the passing of Hurricane Jose.  Forecasts take the big boy storm off of our coast by a few hundred miles, but we are experiencing some clouds, breezy conditions and some off and on rain today.   Enough weather to chase everyone off of the beach and for the red flags to be flying on the dunes today warning swimmers to stay out of the water.  Let’s hoe this is as bad as it gets with regard to the weather this week. READ MORE

Patriot Day: Memory Monday September 11, 2017.

Greetings on this Patriot Day 2017.   For those of us old enough there is always a couple of constants about today.  First we all remember where we were when we got the news, and the other is the incredible feeling of betrayal that something like the 9/11 attacks could actually happen on our soil. READ MORE

What You Need to Know About Outer Banks Surf Fishing in the Fall

Outer Banks Fishing

The fall in the Outer Banks is the best time to go surf fishing. At the end of the summer, the weather is cooler, and there aren’t fewer people. Of course, you don’t have to fish in the fall. Surf fishing is fun any time of the year. It can be a relatively inexpensive hobby compared to other activities such as windsurfing or kiteboarding. Here are the things you need to know about surf fishing in the fall in the Outer Banks. READ MORE