Hurricane Florence Advisory #5 9/14/18 10:00 AM

Hurricane Florence

Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Warning, State of Emergency, Mandatory Evacuation, Flash Flood Watch, Tornado Watch in Place for the Outer Banks.

On Friday morning Hurricane Florence is came ashore in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, but strong effects of the storm were being felt all along the Outer Banks. READ MORE

Hurricane Florence Advisory #4 9/13/18 10:00 AM

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Warning,, Storm Surge Warning, State of Emergency, Mandatory Evacuation, Flash Flood Watch in Place for the Outer Banks.

On Thursday morning Hurricane Florence was still some 200 miles from the southeast coast of North Carolina, but effects of the storm were being felt all along the Outer Banks. READ MORE

Hurricane Florence Advisory #2

Florence track

Mandatory Evacuation Order In Place

As of 7:00 AM today a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation are in effect for the entire Outer Banks.   The Currituck County and Dare County Control groups have issued a directive to all visitors and residents to evacuate the Outer Banks effective 7:00 AM today in advance of the approach and landfall of Hurricane Florence.  Hatteras Island visitors were requested to leave beginning at noon yesterday READ MORE

Hurricane Florence Advisory #1

Florence path

Outer Banks Preparing for Florence

At noon today The Dare County Emergency Control Group a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island was issued for residents and guests.   A follow up order of a mandatory evacuation of the rest of Dare County has been issued beginning at 7 AM tomorrow (9/11/18).   All visitors on the Outer Banks should make preparations to leave the area. READ MORE

Take In the “Best of” the Award-Winning Outer Banks

Best Choice Award Outer Banks

Vacationers fall in love with the Outer Banks of North Carolina for different reasons. For some, the Outer Banks represent a simpler lifestyle reminiscent of days gone by. Time slows down as you wander the beaches, trails, and quaint shops. Time seems to stop on an afternoon spent reading or just relaxing by the sea or on a shady porch. READ MORE

Celebrities Who Love the Outer Banks

Celebrities who love the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks have long been a refuge for those seeking quiet, privacy, and a simpler way of life, including celebrities. However, the first “celebrities” to take shelter on the Outer Banks were infamous rather than famous, including pirates such as Calico Jack and Blackbeard. From the 1600s to the late 1800s the islands were isolated and desolate, though they attracted scrappy, hardworking folks who began to form the unique Banker culture. READ MORE

When Outer Banks Tourism Was Young

In 1830, Francis Nixon, a Perquimans County plantation owner, sailing with his family, braved the unpredictable waters of the Outer Banks sounds, finding a dock at a small village at the base of Jockey’s Ridge. His purpose for coming to the Outer Banks was to save the lives of his wife and children. READ MORE

Rodanthe Old Christmas Is Older Than Rodanthe

Rodanthe Old Christmas

Every place develops traditions that mark it as different or unusual, something that indicates that it is truly distinctive from any other place. The celebration of Old Christmas at the Hatteras Island Village of Rodanthe, though, seems to have taken that to another level. It is an observance that goes back to colonial times but its roots can be traced much farther into the past. READ MORE