You’ve visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial and seen The Lost Colony, but whether this is your first or 15th trip to the Outer Banks, there’s always more to discover.
No place in North Carolina stirs the imagination quite like the Outer Banks. Remote, untamed, and mystifying, our state’s stretch of barrier islands is rich with lore that’s been preserved through generations.
From Washington to Wilmington and everywhere in between, there’s no shortage of coastal festivities to enjoy this fall.
Getting to Portsmouth Island from Ocracoke has never been easy, but one family has made it possible for the past 40 years. Will the next generation continue the tradition? Time will tell.
Even though Manteo and Wanchese share a sliver of land surrounded by North Carolina’s sizable sounds, they couldn’t be further apart.
From the boats to the bridges, the waterfronts to the wildlife, a writer finds lyricism among the streams, rivers, and sounds that connect, rather than separate, our coastal homes.
Time and tides reshape the Outer Banks, but the shifting sands don’t diminish our affection for our islands.
As Joaquin approaches, we talk to a man who made it through a Category 2 storm.
During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our Outer Banks.