GEM Offers A Little Harmony

“No one prepares you for this – being a caregiver,” says Noel Preston. Preston’s wife, Susan, was diagnosed with dementia in 2011 and is now undergoing treatment at John Hopkins Medical [...]

Be Resolute

There are two things that rank high on my list of things I dread about the holidays. One is dragging that bare, parched tree out of the house as it leaves a massive amount of pine needles in its [...]

Tough Boot Camps – Tight Friends

The cold December wind whips up against houses, the chilling rain patters on rooftops at 5 a.m., and most of the Outer Banks is still warm and snug under blankets. But that’s not the case for a [...]

The Streak

You can talk to 100 runners, and get 100 different reasons as to why they run and why they set goals and challenges for themselves. But for new-to-Manteo resident Evan Fiedler, he took the word [...]

Medicine on the Move

Known as the Health Coach, every inch of this 39-foot vehicle’s interior space is maximized to allow thorough, efficient medical screenings. There are stations for each test, an examination [...]

The Healing Power of Horses

Catherine KozakCatherine Kozak has worked as a writer and reporter on the Outer Banks since 1995. She lives in Nags Head and enjoys running in the woods with her dog, Rosie.

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