02/27/09

Picture of the Week

The occasional Outer Banks winter storm brings gorgeous seashells well into the spring, making the Cape Hatteras National Seashore a beachcomber’s paradise. Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.


02/24/09

Gee Gee's Review of “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski.

If you haven’t yet read “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” go do that right now. Then come back and be overjoyed that author Wroblewski has announced the book will be part of a trilogy.

“Edgar” is a deeply affecting story of a family in Wisconsin farm country that breeds dogs. The Sawtelles are dogs bred for personality, not conformation or hunting talent or show. Continue reading


02/23/09

North Carolina Symphony Outer Banks Summer Concert

The Dare County Tourism Board welcomes for the eighth year the North Carolina Symphony Summer Pops Concert to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on Friday, June 19, 2009. Once again, this event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The performance is underwritten by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau at a cost of $28,000 and Roanoke Island Festival Park donates the venue. Continue reading


02/20/09

Kayaking Adventures on Hatteras Island

The Outer Banks is known for its wild landscape and miles of water, so it’s no surprise that kayaking enthusiasts love heading to Hatteras Island for some of the best paddling in North Carolina. Whether you’re taking a guided sunset tour through the Pamlico Sound, or attacking the Atlantic waves in an ocean kayak, there are plenty of kayaking rentals and tour companies, and beautiful saltwater locales to get you paddle wet. Continue reading


02/13/09

Picture of the Week

Happy Valentine's Day from the beach!
Happy Valentine’s Day from the beach!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Photo by Rita and Steve Dwight of Surf or Sound Realty. We hope you consider Hatteras Island beaches for your romantic getaway!

By Chuck Davis of Surf or Sound

By Chuck Davis of Surf or Sound


02/12/09

Celebrating Valentine's Day on Hatteras Island

Photo by Jamie Hampton of Surf or Sound
Photo by Jamie Hampton of Surf or Sound

There’s a lot to love about Valentine’s Day on Hatteras Island. If you’re planning a last minute Valentines’ getaway, you might want to check out these romantic, unique or just plain fun local events that are happening this weekend. Continue reading


02/10/09

Save the date for annual spring dance

The ninth annual Spring Dance, sponsored by the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) will be on Saturday, March 21 at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. Tickets will be available in advance and all proceeds go to HICF to help support those in the community faced with the many challenges of cancer.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance ends at midnight. There will be a full buffet, beer, wine, soda, and the civic center will be decorated in style. Music this year will be by the 360 Degree Band. Continue reading


02/6/09

The Critters of Winter

While summertime visitors are treated to the laughing gulls, mole crabs, and other coastal critters that enjoy Hatteras Island when it’s warm, winter visitors have an opportunity to observe some of the more timid and elusive Hatteras Island residents. When the beaches and coastal areas are deserted, and when the weather is chilly enough for these cold natured animals to thrive, an unusual group of island critters make a dramatic appearance. Continue reading


02/5/09

Just in time for Valentines' Day – Nights in Rodanthe is coming February 10

If you missed your opportunity to see the 2008 Richard Gere and Diane Lane movie Nights in Rodanthe in the theaters, or simply want to see the beautiful beach background again, then there’s good news coming your way. Nights in Rodanthe will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 10th.

Portions of the movie were filmed in Rodanthe in 2006, and residents and frequent visitors alike will recognize a number of local landmarks, including the Rodanthe Pier, and “Serendipity,” the most northern home on Hatteras Island and the setting of the fictional bed and breakfast where the movie takes place. Continue reading