12/28/09

Free Market in Avon gives locals and visitors alike a fun, free way to come together

The mood was festive at the Avon Fire House on Saturday, Dec. 5, as several dozen local families drifted in and out of the building, browsing tables of gently used items and clothes, and stopping to talk to other families or maybe decorate an ornament or two.
The gathering was another of the Kinnakeet Civic Association’s Really Really Free Markets, a monthly event that encourages everyone and anyone to drop off or pick up items ranging from kitchenware to coats, children’s toys to crafts. Attendees can even exchange services, lessons, ideas, or just conversations – anything is fair game, so long as money doesn’t change hands. Continue reading


12/22/09

Hatteras Christmas Parade a Sunny Success

The annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade started with a slight chill in the air on December 11th, but the sun poked out long enough for participants and parade go-ers to have a festive, fun time.

Onlookers lined the parade route along Highway 12 from Teach’s Lair Marina to the Hatterasman Drive-In. Thirty-nine units were part of the 2009 parade, led by Dare County Sheriff Rodney Midgett. Continue reading


12/14/09

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station to perform first winter Breeches Buoy Drill

The Coast Guard and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station have invited the public to attend a free, filmed performance of the Breeches Buoy Drill at the station scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec, 14th.

The drill, which is normally performed weekly from June through August, will be performed for the first time in December, so the production company Dream Quest can film it for an upcoming History Channel documentary entitled “Rescue Men.” Continue reading


12/10/09

Hatteras and the Outer Banks recognized as the #1 Marlin Fishing locale in the US

Marlin Magazine recently posted a top ten list of the best marlin fishing in the United States, and while the top locales ranged from California to the Florida Keys, it was Hatteras and the Outer Banks that nabbed the #1 position, making it the best marlin fishing spot in America. Continue reading


12/9/09

Winter brings Harbor Seals to the Outer Banks

As the weather cools down and Hatteras Island beaches become deserted, a seasonal visitor begins to make an appearance along the Outer Banks coastline: harbor seals.

From January through March, seal sightings are not uncommon on any of the island’s beaches. Taking a break from the rough waves and tricky ocean conditions, the seals literally hurl themselves onto the beach for a little R&R before returning back into the ocean. Their stay on the sand can last anywhere from an hour to a few days, depending on how much rest they need. Continue reading