More signs of predicted ‘reset’ in Outer Banks site visitor numbers

From The long-predicted “reset” of Outer Banks tourism after the Coronavirus pandemic continued to show signs in new data on the number of visitors to the area’s most popular sites in mid-spring. According to the latest report from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the majority of the key sites that track the number of […]

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Island History: A spotlight on stories from the Outer Banks’ Life-Saving Service

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (CLSS) is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, as one of the seven original Life-Saving Stations to be built in North Carolina in 1874. As such, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Site in Rodanthe will be sharing stories about the seven 1874 Outer Banks stations in the months ahead, leading up to the official October […]

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Spotted on Ocracoke: Purple Martins find affordable housing

From From early spring into late summer, a small, dark, pointed winged bird can be seen darting to and fro in search of its sustenance — flying insects. They are Purple Martins (Progne subis), and they have an amazing history of co-existence with people dating back centuries. They are present because of several condo-like […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Allie

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on this pet, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

Young anglers enjoy perfect conditions at the 52nd Annual Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament

Last October, I participated in the 71st Annual Nags Head Surf Fishing Club’s (NHSFC) Invitational Tournament, alongside club president Dave Masters. During those wild two days of competitive fishing, I learned about another long-standing Outer Banks fishing tradition, the Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament, a catch-and-release event for kids ages 4 to 16. Fast […]

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