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Outer Banks Visitors Bureau launching their Wright Flyer. The glider seemed to be in flight longer than any other, although it did not qualify by distance. Standing on the edge to the left is Allison Wyant. Pushing the tail is Aaron Tuell, Amy Wood to his right and Bruce Weaver of Kitty Hawk Kites.

BrewTag-Can Beer Fly?

  BrewTag—a festival of flight, beer or just a good time on a beautiful day? A difficult question to answer because it was all of the above. Posing the ageless question, if mankind can...

Hairoics Celebrates 25 Years

Jim and Sandy Williams threw a party at Hairoics Friday night—a little bit of wine, some wonderful food from Red Sky Cafe, and an evening of laughter and great conversation. It was all about...

Edward Greene, 90 years young at the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year banquet.

Edward Greene Citizen of the Year

Communities invariably have living treasures in their midsts. For the Outer Banks one of those treasures is Edward Greene—owner of the Christmas Shop, philanthropist, lover of life and so much more. He was honored...

Mother Nature Forces OBX Cancellations

We’re a pretty hardy bunch here on the Outer Banks and after living here for awhile weather just becomes another part of everyday life. For the most part, there’s not much to complain about—summers...

Weddings With Pride Expo

It just seems natural with OBX Pride Fest happening this past weekend, that the First Annual Weddings With Pride LGBT Wedding Expo took the floor at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. The...

Protestors Greet Governor McCrory

  As Governor Pat McCrory came to Manteo Friday afternoon to celebrate the success of a number of transportation initiatives, he was greeted by 35 or 40 protestors calling attention to the governor’s position favoring offshore...

Larry Hansen, ship's carpenter, launching his ship from Oregon Inlet.

Sending a Ship to Sea

Larry Hansen describes himself as a ship’s carpenter, although he may not be the typical carpenter of an Outer Banks vessel. Larry is the carpenter of ships in a bottle. He moved to Colington about...

Riding on the beach in Corolla. (Lto R)LeeAnn McGraw, Maggie, Cody Edwards leading the horse. Cody walked the length of the ride.

Riding a Wish Along the Beach

Maggie’s dream of riding a horse on the beach was going to happen. Living in Wisconsin, realizing that dream seemed difficult for the 15-year-old, but sometimes wishes do come true. Almost from infancy her...

Two novels by Matthew Quick.

The Master Storyteller

“I create novels. That’s what I do. I’m a story teller.” With those three simple sentences, Matthew Quick, author of the best selling novel The Silver Linings Playbook and a just released novel, Love...