Outer Banks Articles

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks watersports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities…everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Outer Banks Articles Give You the Details

We write about how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest history of that now booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean; how to navigate those pesky turn lanes; which restaurants to check out for the best southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the local’s side!


The Outer Banks … An Investment in a Lifestyle

By Anonymous
By F. Jeffrey Scott It’s not difficult to fall in love with the Outer Banks. From combing the beach for shells as the sun rises over the Atlantic to watching the sunset over the sound, there are a myriad of activities here that somehow allow you to relax and forget about life’s worries back on the mainland. It is... Read More

Buying Bank-Owned Properties on the Outer Banks

By Anonymous
By F. Jeffrey Scott Bank-owned properties have traditionally been known as great opportunities for buyers to purchase a property at significantly less than current market value. It is possible to purchase a great valued foreclosure property on the Outer Banks, but buyers must be very careful because there are many... Read More

Ocracoke Island's Rich History

By Anonymous
By Jenny Scarborough A common question from first-time visitors is, “How do you pronounce the name of this place?” It seems people have been asking that for years. The earliest record of the island’s name, on a map made by English explorer John White in 1585, designates the inlet as “Wokokon.” Subsequent spellings... Read More

The Vacation Rental Scene

By Beth P. Storie
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a treasured vacation place. In years back, there were lots of Mom and Pop — and some larger — motels here that were the annual destinations of many a vacationer. But many of these jewels have been torn down over the past couple of decades to make way for more vacation cottages.... Read More

Outer Banks Organic Farms

By Holly Roberts
SEEDS TO SOCIETY:  Conversations with Organic Farmers in Eastern North Carolina Somerset Farm: Old-Style for the Future Garlic, beets, turnips, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, squash, watermelons, cucumbers, daikon, radishes, kale, and sweet potatoes. That doesn’t even cover all the beautiful... Read More