Easter Event in Hatteras Village

Looking for a fun Easter event on Hatteras Island that the whole family can enjoy? The Shops at Stowe on Twelve in Hatteras Village are hosting an Easter Eggs-travaganza on Saturday, April 23rd from 12pm to 4pm. It will be a great family event with live music, food and drink, sidewalk sales, face painting and so much more. Plus! The Easter bunny himself will hop on over for a visit from 12:30pm to 2pm. For more information, call (252)986-2024.


First Annual American Windsurfing Tour

Hatteras Island will be a stop at the first annual American Windsurfing Tour. The tour will start at the Waddell Creek beach just south of San Francisco in May. Next stop will be in Southern Oregon in June followed by Punta San Carlos on Mexico’s Baja peninsula in July or August. Hatteras Island is the next stop with Hatteras Wave Jam in September. The tour will finish off in October in Maui at Ho’okipa Beach Park.

For more information on these exciting events please visit www.hatteraswavejam.com and americanwindsurfingtour.com


Killer Whales Spotted off of Oregon Inlet

These photos of a VERY rare pod of orcas were taken from “Hooked Up II,” a charter boat fishing off of Oregon Inlet this week. Orcas, more commonly known as killer whales, normally do not come further south than Iceland. The killer whales were attacking the Blue Fin Tuna that were hooked up behind the boat. Many boats have been fishing out of Oregon Inlet in recent weeks because the Blue Fin fishing here has been phenomenal. With Outer Banks fishing, you never know what you will see, but it’s always sure to be exciting!


The Hatteras Island Family Project Presentation

The Hatteras Island Genealogy Society and the Lost Colony Genealogy and DNA Research group will present details about the ongoing Lost Colony research on April 12 at the Avon Fire Station starting at 7pm. The presentation will report details on the Lost Colony DNA project and the Hatteras Island Family project.

According to the North Carolina Society of Historians, who awarded the Malcolm Fowler Society award to the Lost Colony Genealogy and DNA Research group, it is possible that the colony was assimilated into the local Indian population and if so, they produced descendants. A DNA study will be valuable in determining who these descendants are when DNA from colonial ancestors can be located. The presentation on April 12 will report on DNA research about Hatteras families. The genealogy data base will be available for easy access for attendees to check for family members.

Prior to the program a pot luck dinner from 6pm to 7pm will be offered and attendees are asked to bring a side dish or desert.

For more information about the Lost Colony Research Group visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molcgdrg/.


2011 Land of Beginnings Festival

The 2011 Land of Beginnings Festival is an annual celebration of Outer Banks and its community by preserving its past and promoting its future. The festival events cover interests for all ages and are located throughout Dare County:

Monday, April 4, Ramada Plaza Hotel Nags Head, 12pm- Community Luncheon: Presentation of the Living Legend Award to Suzanne Tate, the author of numerous educational children’s books in the Nature and History Series. Reservations Required. Cost is $25.

Tuesday, April 5, Black Pelican Restaurant Kitty Hawk, 7pm – Storytelling Session: Tales about “good ole days”. Free.

Wednesday, April 6, Dare Center in Manteo, 7pm – Storytelling Session: Tales about “good ole days”. Free. Old fashion pot luck dinner starting at 6pm.

Thursday, April 7, Fessenden Center in Buxton, 7pm – Storytelling Session: Tales about “good ole days”. Free.

Friday, April 8, Russell Twiford campus of the College of the Albemarle-Dare Campus, 9am – “Footprints in the Sand” – a presentation of the area’s historic sites. Free.

Saturday, April 9, Wright Brothers National Memorial Pavilion Kill Devil Hills, 7pm – The Lost Colony Fire and Ice Gala. Reservations Required. Cost is $100.


Corolla Shipwreck Treasure

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras houses the shipwreck washed on the Corolla shore in December of 2009 that experts believe to be possibly the oldest shipwreck on the East Coast. According to Joseph Schwarzer, the director of the North Carolina Maritime Museums, this shipwreck is definitely the oldest shipwreck for North Carolina.

The treasure hunter Ray Midgett and his friend Rodger Harris started investigating the mystery of this shipwreck about 10 years ago without believing they would ever see it. After the shipwreck revealed itself ashore, Midgett and Harris found a Louis the XIII French Coin on the timber of the ship, a priceless treasure to them.

This 17th century ship sunk about 400 years ago. Schwarzer noted that the ship was made with wooden pegs or trunnels, which is an ancient technique of ship building. The archeological conservators are working hard to try and preserve the ship from further decay. This is surely a North Carolina treasure that is worth a visit!

Click here for the complete story “Ancient shipwreck unearths treasure” by WAVY.


St. Baldrick’s Day on Hatteras Island!

Help support childhood cancer research by becoming a “shavee” during the St. Baldrick’s Day event in Avon on March 12th. You can choose to shave your head, volunteer or donate for this great cause!

St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer based organization that is a leading grants supplier in childhood cancer research offering more that 57 million dollars in grants since 2005. You can help offer hope to those affected by childhood cancer!

St. Baldrick’s Day event will take place at 3p.m. at the Avon Firehouse on March 12, 2011. Come out and support a great cause! For more information contact Jennifer Harmon at (252) 305-2172. Click here to read more about the event and St. Baldrick’s Foundation.