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 [...]

Buried in Time

The barely discernible path veers off the dirt road in Nags Head Woods, up along a high ridge. Felled trees and heavy underbrush often block the trail, forcing hikers to search for signs of foot [...]

Friends or Foes?

Ghost tours, haunted houses, and newer attractions like PsychoPath flourish in an area rich with history — as if thousands of boats and an entire colony disappearing wasn’t enough!

A Pirate’s Life for Me

Blackbeard’s Crew is a nonprofit dedicated to historical preservation, a relatively dry description that could apply to many organizations. However, most other nonprofits dedicated to historical [...]

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