The North Carolina Oyster Wars

The so-called Oyster Wars of the 1880s and 1890s in the Pamlico Sound off of Ocracoke were a brief, intense period pitting local residents against outsiders. And on another level, opportunity [...]

Goodbye Winks

Some things are a constant.  The sun, even on cloudy days, is always there.  At night, the moon is going to rise.  And in Kitty Hawk, Winks will be providing great food and service [...]

Outer Banks Memories Never Fade

Anyone who has spent time on the Outer Banks knows the magical hold it can have on you. If you’ve ever caught sight of the breathtaking sunrise growing from the Atlantic, each one as singular in [...]

Richard Etheridge: An Outer Banks Hero

When Richard Etheridge was appointed keeper of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station on January 24, 1880, he was the first black man to lead a crew of surfmen in the U.S. Lifesaving Service. [...]

Coming Home to the Outer Banks Within

As a 22-year-old, ignorance was bliss when I landed a job at a modest, little 3,000-watt radio station carved into the swamp on the south end of Roanoke Island.  WOBR-FM in Wanchese, also [...]

An Art Evolution

Tucked into the Pirate’s Quay Shopping Center in Nags Head is Cloud Nine, a magical place brimming with a kaleidoscope of beads, baubles, and glass pieces tumbled smooth by the sea. It’s a [...]

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