Category: Opinion

Are You Connected?

By Kathy McCullough-Testa –  Facebook . . . Twitter . . . Google+ . . . LinkedIn . . . Pinterest . . . Instagram . . . FourSquare . . . Blogging ....

You’d Better Watch Out . . .

By Lindsey Dianna –  You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better not shout I’m telling you why: Santa can sense ungrateful children all the way from the North Pole and won’t...

Small Business Saturday Thoughts

By Kip Tabb – Today is Small Business Saturday–sort of the local retailer’s answer to Black Friday. Which is unfortunate in many ways . . . unfortunate in that there has to be an...

A Peek into the Shark’s Belly

By Amanda McDanel –  “I’ve always wanted to go to that place. . . Let’s stop by there the next time we drive by. . . Are they open? Come on… turn around. We...

Love Hurts

By Lindsey Dianna –   “Oooh-ooh-ooohh love hurts…” that fantastic line of that less fantastic song is sung in our household daily (sorry, Nazareth). Once, this song spoke to me of the heartache of...

Back to School Part Deux

By Lindsey Dianna –    Dear Teachers; What I’d Like You to Keep in Mind This Year (before you call child welfare) To avoid some awkward conversations this year, I’d like to provide you...

Back to School

By Lindsey Dianna –      Of all of the holidays we Americans insist on promoting, there is a day that holds just as much sentiment, anticipation and giddiness as Christmas morning (or Arbor...

Killing the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

By Kip Tabb –  We’re having the best summer for visitation we’ve ever had on the Outer Banks. I know this because the traffic misery index has reached unprecedented levels on Saturdays. Sure property...

The Missing Link

By Kip Tabb –  About twice a year I order a dolphin boat and chocolate shake from John’s Drive-in. I realize that the grease in the fried dolphin is clogging my arteries and the...