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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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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...

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Bringing Monsters to Life

Filled with whimsy and humor, Carol Willett’s art is a reflection of her off-kilter view of the world that is diametrically opposed to her life in government. Beginning her professional career as an intelligence...

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Beauty + Design

By Laura Martier At first glance the scene at Seagate North Shopping Center looked like a meticulously directed photo shoot depicting a Fourth of July celebration of young creatives. A vintage camper repurposed as...