Author: north beach sun

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Pasture to Plate

By Catherine Kozak Recycling is being taken to a whole new level at the Outer Banks Brewing Station, where – for the first time ever – the latest fresh Angus beef on the menu...

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A Medium of Many Means

By Fran Marler  opus: (n) Any artistic work, especially those on a large scale. When David and Julie Bancroft set about crafting a new piece of work, the possibilities are endless – and the...

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A Short Walk On The Boardwalk

By Arabella Saunders On a balmy afternoon in late July, 10-year-old Leigh Raskin frolicked down the Jersey Shore boardwalk with a slice of pizza in hand. Grinning, she took in the sweet scents of...

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From Instagram to Sports Illustrated

By Cathy Baldwin This article originally appeared in the Summer 2014 issue. The Rawls sisters like pretty things. Ashley, the younger of the two, favors bold, eclectic jewelry; while older sister Jill prefers more understated and...

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Making a Splash

By Catherine Kozak Every summer, vehicles by the thousands drive south from Virginia to the Outer Banks, passing a few strip malls, stores and eateries and miles of empty fields. Sometimes they’ll stop at...

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A New Road

By Abby Stewart None of us know what the road of life has in store for us. Sometimes it’s a smooth ride, and other times it can be much rockier, but hopefully – no...

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Pack & Go!

Ready to leave the beach (but not really)? Don’t worry. The Outer Banks is chock full of locally made things that will remind you of everything you love best about this area – and...

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Bringing Light to the Gardens

By Michelle Wagner On this unseasonably warm February afternoon, the soft pink petals of a saucer magnolia tree lie on the green grass of the Great Lawn. Blooming peppermint camellias line the trail and...

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Duf’s Playhouse

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger When Duf Franco opened Earth 383 Comics & Games in Elizabeth City in 2003, he had no idea how to run a business. These days, he probably still doesn’t, but...