Arts Council will host live music, art and food event on Monday, May 3rd

The Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) invites Hatteras Island residents and visitors to a lively evening of light fare, live music, art, a gorgeous sunset, and neighborly cheer on Monday, May 3, from 6 – 8 p.m., at The Inn on Pamlico Sound on NC Highway 12 in Buxton.

Local artists will show their work, and local musicians The Summertime Blues Band (with special guest musicians joining in), will perform. A number of local restaurants, including The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Rusty’s Surf and Turf, Avon Cafe, Island Perks, Mac Daddy’s and Teach’s Island Bar and Grill, will be on site cooking up some delicious local fair for all attendees to enjoy. Continue reading


NPS Offers Full Moon Tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

As a special experience for the visiting public and local communities, the National Park Service will be offering Full Moon Tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse the evening of April 28. Two tours will be given, one at 8:15 p.m. and a second at 9:15 p.m., each tour is limited to 30 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Full Moon Tour ticket sales will start on Monday, April 26. The lighthouse ticket booth is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. daily. Full Moon Tour tickets are non-refundable. Continue reading


Portsmouth Island Homecoming is Saturday, April 24

Portsmouth Island Homecoming 2010 will be on Saturday, April 24, on Portsmouth Island in Cape Lookout National Seashore. This event is sponsored by The Friends of Portsmouth Island and the National Park Service.

The day begins at 9 a.m. There will be opportunities to see folks at work quilting, making and mending nets, building boats, and carving decoys. A grand opening of new exhibits installed by the National Park Service will be held, and the Portsmouth Island Post Office will be open for business.

Several events will be going on during the day, such as hymn singing in the church, a covered dish lunch on the grounds, and music provided by Molasses Creek from Ocracoke.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the day on Portsmouth Island, so bring your favorite covered dish and see what life was like on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

For transportation by ferry to the island contact Rudy Austin at 252-928-4361. You can also visit the official website at www.friendsofportsmouthisland.org for the day’s schedule, or contact Rene Burgess at 336-222-9512 or southernvoyager@bellsouth.net.


12th annual Powwow in Frisco will include living history events

The nature trail at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center will once again echo with the haunting music of drums when the 12th annual Inter-Tribal Powwow, Journey Home, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. the event is a weekend of music, dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, crafts, native food, and much more. Continue reading


Buxton Ball Field To Be Dedicated On Saturday

Dare County and Hatteras Island Babe Ruth Baseball will host a ceremony on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. to dedicate the ball field in Buxton to Maurice Lennon “Dick” Burrus. All are invited to attend.

Burrus, born in Hatteras Village in 1898, was a local baseball player who played in the major leagues. He and his parents, Captain Ethelbert Dozier Burrus and Achsah Williams Burrus, lived in a home on the Slash behind Hatteras Methodist Church. Continue reading


Festival gears up with local Hatteras story telling

The fifth Land of Beginnings Festival gears up this week with a series of story-telling sessions. This week will also feature the Living Legend Luncheon honoring artist Glenn Eure and a community conversation that will examine the economic future of the Outer Banks. Continue reading