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Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

January 25th, 2023  · OBX Life  · Top Stories  · Visitor Economy
Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

More than 100 residents of the Outer Banks turned out for a pair of forums hosted by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau as part of the development of a long range plan for the region’s visitor economy. Statistics show tourism spending in Dare County topped $1.83 billion in 2021, the fourth highest in North Carolina,…Read More from Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

Former NoVa residents now making Nags Head home establish philanthropic fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation

January 25th, 2023  · Community  · OBX Life
Former NoVa residents now making Nags Head home establish philanthropic fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation

A new donor-advised fund has been established at the Outer Banks Community Foundation by Nags Head residents Tony and Tracy Jones. Grants will be awarded from the new Wolfinger-Jones Family Fund for causes the Joneses are passionate about. Tony and Tracy come to the Outer Banks from northern Virginia and are intent on continuing their…Read More from Former NoVa residents now making Nags Head home establish philanthropic fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation

Outer Banks Forever announces 2023 projects; invites public to take communications survey

January 24th, 2023  · OBX Life
Outer Banks Forever announces 2023 projects; invites public to take communications survey

Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, recently shared their upcoming 2023 projects and events, and invites the public to provide feedback on the organization via a communications survey, in a January update. The survey is focused on Outer Banks…Read More from Outer Banks Forever announces 2023 projects; invites public to take communications survey

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create 3D replicas of USS Monitor’s famous artifacts

January 22nd, 2023  · OBX Life
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create 3D replicas of USS Monitor’s famous artifacts

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USS Monitor’s discovery, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is partnering with the University of West Florida to create 3D replicas of some of the vessel’s most famous artifacts. The public is invited to attend the event at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia, on Jan. 28, 2023. Attendees will…Read More from Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create 3D replicas of USS Monitor’s famous artifacts

VIDEO: Beach driving along the Town of Nags Head

January 22nd, 2023  · OBX Life
VIDEO: Beach driving along the Town of Nags Head

From October 1 through April 30, 4-wheel drive vehicles are allowed on the beach in Nags Head, with a permit. Learn more about how you can take part in this long-held Outer Banks tradition in a video produced by the Town of Nags Head….Read More from VIDEO: Beach driving along the Town of Nags Head

Local auditions February 25 for the 86th season of The Lost Colony

January 19th, 2023  · OBX Life
Local auditions February 25 for the 86th season of The Lost Colony

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) has announced the dates for the local auditions for the 86th season of The Lost Colony. Director and Choreographer Jeff Whiting and team will hold local auditions from 11 AM-5 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Auditions will take place at Manteo High School, 829 Wingina Ave, Manteo, NC….Read More from Local auditions February 25 for the 86th season of The Lost Colony

Coastal Review series chronicles balance of life, development in the Currituck Banks four-wheel drive area

January 18th, 2023  · OBX Life
Coastal Review series chronicles balance of life, development in the Currituck Banks four-wheel drive area

From an outside perspective, it can be hard to understand why people are willing to spend so much to live in a place as remote as Carova. From the North Carolina-Virginia line to the start of the paved road in Corolla, North Carolina, there are three unincorporated communities: Carova Beach, North Swan Beach and Swan…Read More from Coastal Review series chronicles balance of life, development in the Currituck Banks four-wheel drive area

Calling all settlers for The Trail to Oregon!

January 17th, 2023  · OBX Life
Calling all settlers for The Trail to Oregon!

Rayolight Productions, is holding auditions for their latest theatrical project, The Trail to Oregon! a musical parody of the classic video game, The Oregon Trail.  Auditions are slated to be held February 3 and 4 (Friday and Saturday), at Theatre of Dare in Kitty Hawk, NC by appointment only. “The Trail to Oregon! is a…Read More from Calling all settlers for The Trail to Oregon!

Coastal Review: Exclusive Carova showcases costs of coastal development

January 15th, 2023  · OBX Life
Coastal Review: Exclusive Carova showcases costs of coastal development

From an outside perspective, it can be hard to understand why people are willing to spend so much to live in a place as remote as Carova. From the North Carolina-Virginia line to the start of the paved road in Corolla, North Carolina, there are three unincorporated communities: Carova Beach, North Swan Beach and Swan…Read More from Coastal Review: Exclusive Carova showcases costs of coastal development

Northeast N.C. communities promoted as retirement destinations at Long Island expo

January 13th, 2023  · OBX Life
Northeast N.C. communities promoted as retirement destinations at Long Island expo

Visit NC’s André Nabors, along with partners from Edenton and New Bern, promoted North Carolina as a retirement destination at the Ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Expo in Long Island, N.Y. the weekend of Jan. 7-8. The Expo drew more than 850 potential retirees from the region who were interested in exploring opportunities and conversing with…Read More from Northeast N.C. communities promoted as retirement destinations at Long Island expo

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OBX Life Top Stories Visitor Economy January 25th, 2023

Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

More than 100 residents of the Outer Banks turned out for a pair of forums hosted by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau as part of the development of a long range plan for the region’s visitor economy. Statistics show tourism spending in Dare County topped $1.83 billion in 2021, the fourth highest in North Carolina,…Read More from Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

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Community OBX Life January 25th, 2023

Former NoVa residents now making Nags Head home establish philanthropic fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation

A new donor-advised fund has been established at the Outer Banks Community Foundation by Nags Head residents Tony and Tracy Jones. Grants will be awarded from the new Wolfinger-Jones Family Fund for causes the Joneses are passionate about. Tony and Tracy come to the Outer Banks from northern Virginia and are intent on continuing their…Read More from Former NoVa residents now making Nags Head home establish philanthropic fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation

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OBX Life January 24th, 2023

Outer Banks Forever announces 2023 projects; invites public to take communications survey

Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, recently shared their upcoming 2023 projects and events, and invites the public to provide feedback on the organization via a communications survey, in a January update. The survey is focused on Outer Banks…Read More from Outer Banks Forever announces 2023 projects; invites public to take communications survey

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OBX Life January 22nd, 2023

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create 3D replicas of USS Monitor’s famous artifacts

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USS Monitor’s discovery, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is partnering with the University of West Florida to create 3D replicas of some of the vessel’s most famous artifacts. The public is invited to attend the event at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia, on Jan. 28, 2023. Attendees will…Read More from Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to create 3D replicas of USS Monitor’s famous artifacts

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OBX Life January 19th, 2023

Local auditions February 25 for the 86th season of The Lost Colony

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) has announced the dates for the local auditions for the 86th season of The Lost Colony. Director and Choreographer Jeff Whiting and team will hold local auditions from 11 AM-5 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Auditions will take place at Manteo High School, 829 Wingina Ave, Manteo, NC….Read More from Local auditions February 25 for the 86th season of The Lost Colony

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OBX Life January 18th, 2023

Coastal Review series chronicles balance of life, development in the Currituck Banks four-wheel drive area

From an outside perspective, it can be hard to understand why people are willing to spend so much to live in a place as remote as Carova. From the North Carolina-Virginia line to the start of the paved road in Corolla, North Carolina, there are three unincorporated communities: Carova Beach, North Swan Beach and Swan…Read More from Coastal Review series chronicles balance of life, development in the Currituck Banks four-wheel drive area

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OBX Life January 15th, 2023

Coastal Review: Exclusive Carova showcases costs of coastal development

From an outside perspective, it can be hard to understand why people are willing to spend so much to live in a place as remote as Carova. From the North Carolina-Virginia line to the start of the paved road in Corolla, North Carolina, there are three unincorporated communities: Carova Beach, North Swan Beach and Swan…Read More from Coastal Review: Exclusive Carova showcases costs of coastal development

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OBX Life January 13th, 2023

Northeast N.C. communities promoted as retirement destinations at Long Island expo

Visit NC’s André Nabors, along with partners from Edenton and New Bern, promoted North Carolina as a retirement destination at the Ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Expo in Long Island, N.Y. the weekend of Jan. 7-8. The Expo drew more than 850 potential retirees from the region who were interested in exploring opportunities and conversing with…Read More from Northeast N.C. communities promoted as retirement destinations at Long Island expo