05/28/10

Cape Hatteras Named #4 Best Beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach

Cape Hatteras was named the 4th best beach in the US for 2010 by Dr. Beach! Up from #7 on the list in 2009 and #8 on the list in 2008, Cape Hatteras is an excellent place for beachcombing and fishing.

The Top 10 list is compiled each year by the coastal expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research knows as “Dr. Beach.” He uses 50 criteria to measure the beach quality. Some of these include sand and water conditions, cleanliness, wildlife, weather, safety, views, and amenities.

The complete list of the Top 10 beaches for 2010 is as follows:

1.Coopers Beach in Southampton, New York
2.Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida
3.Coronado Beach in San Diego, California
4.Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
5.Main Beach in East Hampton, New York
6.Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
7.Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
8.Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island, South Carolina
9.Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii
10.Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida

We hope you will make Cape Hatteras of North Carolina your travel destination this year!


05/27/10

Outer Banks art shows scheduled this summer at Chicamacomico

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum will host a new series of art shows this summer, featuring artists from throughout the Outer Banks who will show and sell their works.

A number of original works in a multitude of art media will be featured, including acrylic, glass blowing, water colors, pottery, hand-made jewelry, hanging art, fish art, photography and still more formats. Continue reading


05/24/10

Facebook fans help Surf or Sound Realty put the FUN in Fundraising!

Surf or Sound Realty is asking their Facebook fans to suggest fundraising ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event. Everyone is encouraged to submit suggestions and ideas by posting on Surf or Sound Realty’s Facebook page.

As the Outer Banks Relay for Life celebrated its annual relay event this year, Surf or Sound Realty participated as a Platinum Sponsor, signifying a $2,500 donation made to the American Cancer Society. Continue reading


05/19/10

Local charter boat takes top prize money in Hatteras Village Offshore Open

The Hatteras charter boat Gambler, captained by Steve Garrett, took the top prize money in the 16th annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open Fishing Tournament. Fishing days were from Wednesday, May 12, through Saturday, May 15.

Just before noon on the last day of fishing, Gambler boated and brought to the dock the largest blue marlin for this year’s tournament, a 530-pounder caught by angler Wayne Wray. Continue reading


05/13/10

Surf or Sound Realty proud to celebrate Platinum Sponsor designation for Relay for Life

As the Outer Banks Relay for Life gears up to celebrate its annual relay event, Surf or Sound Realty is proud to announce its designation as a Platinum Sponsor, which signifies a $2,500 donation made to the organization.

“This is a very worthy cause that we are proud to help support,” says Melvin Stone, President of Surf or Sound Realty. “Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and we’re happy that this donation can help make a difference.” Continue reading


05/12/10

Hang Gliding Spectacular is May 14th – 17th

The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Games is a true example of what hang gliding is all about, fun! Check out Jockey’s Ridge State Park May 14th – 17th and join in the excitement for an aerial show that’s not to be missed! Continue reading