09/30/09

Moonlight tours offered at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The National Park Service will offer evening tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Oct. 4 to coincide with the full moon. Each tour – at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – is limited to 30 people.

Climbers are asked to bring their own flashlights to navigate the lighthouse’s 257 steps. At the top, they will stand on the balcony to witness the beam of the light shining out onto the ocean. Continue reading


09/25/09

2009ís Day at the Docks in Hatteras Village a Sunny Success

The ideal sunny weather brought out the largest crowd yet at the 5th annual Day at the Docks, a celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen, which was held on Saturday, October 19th.

Hundreds of visitors spent a beautiful late summer day wandering up and down Hatteras village’s working waterfront, looking at boats, eating, watching the various races and competitions that took place, and enjoying the bands that played all afternoon. Continue reading


09/25/09

Picture of the Week

Fifth Annual Day at the Docks – a celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen, where fishing boats and gear are displayed and the tools and skills of working watermen are demonstrated. A fun event with great local seafood and music for your family to enjoy! Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.


09/23/09

NPS Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move on Friday,

Superintendent Mike Murray invites visitors and locals alike to a special program on the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Friday, October 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon to recognize the 10th anniversary of the move of this extraordinary beacon. Continue reading


09/21/09

East Coast Surfing Championships begin on Hatteras Island

In surfing circles, the popularity of the East Coast Surfing Championships is unparalleled. But when it comes to importance for amateur surfers, the Eastern Surfing Association’s Grand Championships is the highlight of the year, and every year the championship begins on Hatteras Island.

The 42nd Easterns start Monday, September 21, in Buxton near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Hatteras Island. The competition continues on the Buxton beach through Saturday. Continue reading


09/18/09

Chili Cook-off will be September 19

Grab your spoons and your appetite, and get ready for one of the tastiest contests on Hatteras Island. The annual Chicamacomico Banks Fire / Rescue Chili Cook-off is being held on Saturday, September 19th, all day long at the Cape Hatteras KOA on the Rodanthe Oceanfront. Continue reading


09/18/09

Day at the Docks will be Saturday, September 19

Sea captains extend an invitation to all sailors and landlubbers to join them at the 3rd annual Day at the Docks on September 19, 2009. Festivities will begin on the Hatteras village waterfront at 10:00 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m., followed by a work boat parade and the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Continue reading


09/17/09

Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming

One of the greatest holidays is upon us, and it’s one that all island locals and visitors should celebrate with gusto. No, it’s not Thanksgiving, Halloween, or even the inauguration of football season. In fact, there’s a chance that there are still a few folks out there who have never heard of this internationally recognized event.

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, and it’s Saturday, Sept. 19.

This is a time to celebrate, mates, and on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands where we’re no strangers to the legacy of pirates, it would be a disservice to our communities not to celebrate with enthusiasm. Continue reading


09/11/09

Congratulations to Surf or Sound Grandpas

The Surf or Sound Realty family was delighted to hear that two of our staff members became grandparents, amazingly within just a day of each other.

Our controller, Ron Burgess, welcomed his new grandson Bradford Christian Burgess Jr. , aka “Brady” on the morning of August 31. Brady was born at 8 lbs., 9 oz in Baltimore, Maryland. Continue reading