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From Scrap to Art

Dave Melson pops open a plain looking toolbox and brings out some knives. They’re not like any store bought knives. Beautifully balanced and light in weight, each handle is different and in its own...

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The World’s Oyster

“Why, then the world’s mine oyster,” Shakespeare famously wrote in his play, The Merry Wives of Windsor. “Which I with sword will open.” It is perhaps one of his most well known quotes (although...

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A Yardstick of Loss

By Glen Baldwin How do you measure loss? I lost my favorite swimsuit cover-up this summer, probably on my trip to Maine. This might not be a big deal to most, but I really...

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The Road Home

“If you love something, let it go.” We’ve all heard that one before. But how about this for a twist? If you love a place, move away. Take it from me. If there’s an...

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February Events Chase Winter Blues

Forget the rumors about the sidewalks rolling up at night during an Outer Banks winter—there’s something for every entertainment taste this month, and a lot of it. The Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) has...

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Open For Business

By Michelle Wagner There was once a time when many businesses on the Outer Banks closed up shop for the winter. Come January, the blinds were pulled and the doors locked. Owners would travel,...

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From Forest to Beach

The Outer Banks is moving. For at least 4,000 years it has been steadily creeping closer to the continental United States. When the wind howls from the northeast, standing in an unprotected spot near...

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Hurricane Hype

By Jeffrey Myers   To say we are vulnerable to our surroundings on the Outer Banks would be an understatement. With the sound to the west and the sea to the east, we truly...

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John of White Gables

By Amanda McDanel I grew up with two very handy parents. My dad is an electrician by trade and has a knack for building things, from decks and antique cars to radio controlled planes...