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Kitty Hawk WEA Leases 1st NC Offered

What if the Federal Government offered wind energy leases and no one bid? The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area (WEA) would be opening for bids in...

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Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Aquarium

  With the final touches of a spectacular $6.5 million renovation in place, Governor Pat McCrory cut the ribbon on the new and improved Roanoke Island Aquarium Thursday afternoon. It has been 16 years since...

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First Friday-Perfection in Manteo

Combining perfect summertime evening temperatures with great music, the August 2016 First Friday in downtown Manteo may have been the best of the summer. First Fridays are always great affairs—the Dare County Arts Council...

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38th Annual Wright Kite Fest

There is something really cool about flying a kite on the same patch of dirt the Wright Brothers first launched their kites. For 38 years, Kitty Hawk Kites has been bringing the Wright Kite...

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July 4th-A Day of Celebration

Four firework displays, two community fairs and one parade…the goal: go to as many Outer Banks July 4th events as is possible. The method: I was hoping for the North Beach Sun would spring...

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OBX July 4th Events Explode

Independence Day is upon us here on the Outer Banks and there is so much to do that for the uninitiated it can be somewhat overwhelming. Actually, even for the initiated—whatever that is—it can...

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Mermaids and Mermen on the Outer Banks

It’s not easy being a mermaid . . . or in this case three mermaids and one merman. First of all there are rules—things like, “Only use your tail under adult supervision” and “NEVER...

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Crowder Wows OBX

  David Crowder is all about religion—maybe even old time religion, since at one point in his Wednesday night concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park he gathered his musicians around one mike and sang...

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The Outer Banks Beach Fairy

A little know but important fact of Outer Banks life is the Beach Fairy, a retired tooth fairy who crossed the Wright Memorial Bridge to follow her dreams. There may be more than one beach...

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The Ground from Above

“Wind me up,” calls out my hang gliding instructor, Mike Patishall. It’s one of his signature signals that we’re ready to fly. Did I mention that I’m strapped above him — somewhat precariously it...