8 Things to Know About Corolla, NC

Things to Know About Corolla

Corolla, North Carolina is just one of the beautiful “towns” on this beautiful sandbar we call the Outer Banks. There’s so much to say about each part of the popular vacation destination that I couldn’t possibly fit everything about every area in one list. Not to mention, each town has its own unique features and history. Maybe you’ve been on the OBX more times than you can be bothered to count or maybe you haven’t gotten the chance just yet; either way, here are a few things about the Currituck Outer Banks area that you should know. READ MORE

Remembering the Candy Bombing

Kitty Hawk is the birthplace of aviation, and on December 17th this year is the 111 anniversary of the Wright Brother first powered flight. It only seams fitting that another great moment in aviation is also re-created locally here as well, which is the Candy Bombing.If you are not familiar with the Candy Bombing, how this came about and how important this one act of kindness gave hope to millions of people after World War II, check out the article http://myouterbankshome.com/celebrating-15-years-candy-bomber-manteo/ . The article describes how the candy bombing was started, how two sticks of gum turned into this charitable event, and how the re-creation came to the Outer Banks for it’s 15th year.This year was the first year I was able to attend the event, and I must say it was a blast. The historical significance is an amazing story, seeing all the excited kids and parents at the Dare County Airport, meeting Col. Halverson, and checking out the vintage World War II aircraft was as cool as it gets. Watching all the kids, and parent too, running after the candy floating to the ground under the small white parachutes was a spectacular event. Seeing how this crowd reacted, I can’t even imagine what was running through the kids heads in Berlin when they were chasing down the candy parachutes. I found the whole story very impressive and had wonderful time at the event. The weather was great, everyone who attended appeared to have a great time, and if you ever need an example of how one person can make a difference, this would be your example.Written by Bill Koebernick

Cowabunga!: Memory Monday October 27, 2014.

Cowabunga!This week’s Memory Monday Photo Submission comes to us from Krystal Culpepper of Aldie, Virginia who stayed with us at Outer Banks Blue in the vacation rental property “Beacon’s Watch” in Corolla.Like all of us, Krystal’s family enjoyed the beach, and we love this picture she sent along of her crew catching a wave!

Let’s Do That Again!

Thanks Krystal for sending along your photo.  We look forward to serving you again soon!All the best from the beach!By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Memory Monday 5/6/13Nags Head MemoriesThis week’s Memory Monday guest photo submission comes to use from Jan Thruston of Midlothian, Virginia who rented “Tranquility Base” in South Nags Head last September.You can tell by the photos Jan and her clan were on the move during their stay, enjoying the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a sunset at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and some down time on the beach.

At the base of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Sunset at Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Off Duty at the beach!

Thank you Jan for sharing your photo memories.   Don’t forget to submit your photo memories to us here at Outer Banks Blue.  Each week we feature one of our entries, and each month we draw a random winner of the entries that get posted that month.  The winner each month gets $100 off their next year’s stay with Outer Banks Blue!All the best from the beach!By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Memory Monday 3/4/13Chillin’ at The Beach!This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Tim and Martie Sprowls of Berlin, Pennsylvania who have stayed with Outer Banks Blue on a few occasions, but most recently they stayed with us at the property “Tarheel Treasure” in the Ocean Sands subdivision in Corolla.This picture is of Tim and Martie’s teenage children Joel and Grace whose picture was taken on the beach in Corolla.

There’s nothing like a great day at the beach!

Martie explains “This is Joel and Grace (ages 18 and 15 at the time of the photo).   We’ve been to the Outer Banks 5 times now.  Because our family is busy and often going in 4 different directions, like many families, our favorite thing to do is just hang out on the beach together, boogie board, swim, walk the beach, and fly kites.   Last year, for the first time, we dud a Jeep tour of the Wild Horses and northern beach area – that was fantastic!  We all enjoy eating out and voted our favorite restaurant last year was “Barefoot Bernie’s” not just because we are  huge Steelers fans, but the food was exceptional!We are truly pleased with your realty company!  You were referred to us by friends.  Everyone we’ve spoken with or e-mailed have been very friendly and helpful.  Thank you for that!We’re blessed to be coming again this year for two weeks, one really isn’t enough…we think this may be our last family vacation for a couple of years as our son will be entering the Coast Guard in July, so this vacation will be a sweet time together before this new phase of our lives.”Thanks Martie for sharing.  We look forward to making this summer’s vacation a great one for your family!All the best from the beach!