Re-Discovering The Outer Banks

Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money. My dad worked in a factory – a blue collar job in the blue-collar city of Cleveland, Ohio. There were layoffs and strikes that my parents had to contend [...]

Fall by the Fire

Between ocean and sound, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are synonymous with seasonal oyster roasts, get-togethers with family and friends, and nights where the only sounds are nearby waves and [...]

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 [...]

Respect the Ocean & Lifeguards

While you are soaking up the sun and enjoying your carefree day at the beach, our lifeguards are perched in their stands keeping a vigilant watch over you and your loved ones. They have spent [...]

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. [...]

Hooked on Fishing

Like many beach kids, Jason Hanson craved the action of surfing, skimboarding and skateboarding over the more mundane pursuits of kayaking and fishing. Then Hanson discovered the sport of kayak [...]