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Rock of the Eye: Boatbuilding Traditions Around the Albemarle Sound opens at the Museum of the Albemarle on Oct. 10

October 3rd, 2022  · OBX Life  · Out & About
Rock of the Eye: Boatbuilding Traditions Around the Albemarle Sound opens at the Museum of the Albemarle on Oct. 10

Boatbuilders have been constructing vessels to ply the waterways of the Albemarle region for thousands of years. With many traditions passed along by generations before them, these crafters have shaped the Albemarle region into a diverse maritime haven by connecting communities together. Whether building boats for business or recreation, or used as a means to…Read More from Rock of the Eye: Boatbuilding Traditions Around the Albemarle Sound opens at the Museum of the Albemarle on Oct. 10

More than 240 compete in first OBX Triathlon since 2019

September 29th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Visitor Economy
More than 240 compete in first OBX Triathlon since 2019

More than 240 athletes participated in the 2022 OBX Triathlon on Saturday, September 17, put on by Outer Banks Sporting Events and sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The race, which included swimming, biking and running starting at the Ole Swimming Hole behind the NC Aquarium on the north end of Roanoke Island. Two…Read More from More than 240 compete in first OBX Triathlon since 2019

New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

September 28th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Top Stories
New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

After years of hard work, Americans deserve to retire in a place that offers both a high quality of life and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment activities. To help people decide, market research firm TOP Data has conducted an in-depth analysis to determine which states are the best to retire. To decide, is…Read More from New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

Island Farm to greet fall with 11th annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays in October

September 28th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Out & About
Island Farm to greet fall with 11th annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays in October

Bring your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm! Every Saturday in October, Island Farm will host its 11th annual Pumpkin Patch event. There will be no shortage of fun memories to be made, with a diverse array of fall games and activities offered. This event will take place on…Read More from Island Farm to greet fall with 11th annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays in October

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival returns with a pair of weekends in 2022

September 26th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Out & About
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival returns with a pair of weekends in 2022

After a two-year shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is celebrating its 25th year in 2022, and returns to the Outer Banks with registration currently open for any visitor or resident who wants to join in this Outer Banks-wide and multiple-day event. The festival will be held from October…Read More from Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival returns with a pair of weekends in 2022

Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

September 25th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Top Stories
Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

By Connie Leinbach, OcracokeObserver.com Stevie Wilson has a possible solution to Ocracoke’s danger of losing the north end of the island and the ferry terminal. The line for the ferry to Hatteras sometimes stretches a half mile down N.C. 12, which is a new normal since the stacking half-circle has been almost obliterated. Hurricane Dorian…Read More from Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

Outer Banks Community Foundation 40th birthday celebrates local nonprofits, community philanthropy

September 23rd, 2022  · Community  · OBX Life  · Top Stories
Outer Banks Community Foundation 40th birthday celebrates local nonprofits, community philanthropy

The Outer Banks Community Foundation invites the public to its 40th Birthday Backyard Bash at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. The free event will feature live music, birthday cake, and a $4,000 grant to be awarded to one local charity by event-goers. This community grant kicks…Read More from Outer Banks Community Foundation 40th birthday celebrates local nonprofits, community philanthropy

N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

September 19th, 2022  · GOV  · OBX Life  · Top Stories
N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

The cancer hospital at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill that opened in 2009 will now carry the name of the man considered most responsible for its founding. UNC Health announced Monday the renaming of the state’s only public cancer hospital to the North Carolina Marc Basnight Cancer Hospital. The Manteo native passed…Read More from N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

September 19th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Visitor Economy
After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

After a four-year hiatus, the annual Day at the Docks festival made a triumphant return to Hatteras village, attracting a big crowd that was lured in by the event’s many activities, programs, and competitions that were stationed along the waterfront. Initially launched as a one-day event in 2004, Day at the Docks (DATD) was created…Read More from After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

This Week on the Outer Banks: Va. Symphony Orchestra plays in KDH; Grab a cone at The Chill Spot

September 18th, 2022  · BIZ  · Food & Drink  · OBX Life  · Out & About  · Top Stories
This Week on the Outer Banks: Va. Symphony Orchestra plays in KDH; Grab a cone at The Chill Spot

Each week, Twiddy & Co. Brand Ambassador Edward Ponton highlights a local business or group that we love as well as what else is happening “This Week on the Outer Banks”. In this week’s edition, we’re grabbing a cone at The Chill Spot in Corolla….Read More from This Week on the Outer Banks: Va. Symphony Orchestra plays in KDH; Grab a cone at The Chill Spot

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OBX Life Out & About October 3rd, 2022

Rock of the Eye: Boatbuilding Traditions Around the Albemarle Sound opens at the Museum of the Albemarle on Oct. 10

Boatbuilders have been constructing vessels to ply the waterways of the Albemarle region for thousands of years. With many traditions passed along by generations before them, these crafters have shaped the Albemarle region into a diverse maritime haven by connecting communities together. Whether building boats for business or recreation, or used as a means to…Read More from Rock of the Eye: Boatbuilding Traditions Around the Albemarle Sound opens at the Museum of the Albemarle on Oct. 10

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OBX Life Visitor Economy September 29th, 2022

More than 240 compete in first OBX Triathlon since 2019

More than 240 athletes participated in the 2022 OBX Triathlon on Saturday, September 17, put on by Outer Banks Sporting Events and sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The race, which included swimming, biking and running starting at the Ole Swimming Hole behind the NC Aquarium on the north end of Roanoke Island. Two…Read More from More than 240 compete in first OBX Triathlon since 2019

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OBX Life Top Stories September 28th, 2022

New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

After years of hard work, Americans deserve to retire in a place that offers both a high quality of life and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment activities. To help people decide, market research firm TOP Data has conducted an in-depth analysis to determine which states are the best to retire. To decide, is…Read More from New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

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OBX Life Out & About September 28th, 2022

Island Farm to greet fall with 11th annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays in October

Bring your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm! Every Saturday in October, Island Farm will host its 11th annual Pumpkin Patch event. There will be no shortage of fun memories to be made, with a diverse array of fall games and activities offered. This event will take place on…Read More from Island Farm to greet fall with 11th annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays in October

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OBX Life Out & About September 26th, 2022

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival returns with a pair of weekends in 2022

After a two-year shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is celebrating its 25th year in 2022, and returns to the Outer Banks with registration currently open for any visitor or resident who wants to join in this Outer Banks-wide and multiple-day event. The festival will be held from October…Read More from Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival returns with a pair of weekends in 2022

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OBX Life Top Stories September 25th, 2022

Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

By Connie Leinbach, OcracokeObserver.com Stevie Wilson has a possible solution to Ocracoke’s danger of losing the north end of the island and the ferry terminal. The line for the ferry to Hatteras sometimes stretches a half mile down N.C. 12, which is a new normal since the stacking half-circle has been almost obliterated. Hurricane Dorian…Read More from Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

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Community OBX Life Top Stories September 23rd, 2022

Outer Banks Community Foundation 40th birthday celebrates local nonprofits, community philanthropy

The Outer Banks Community Foundation invites the public to its 40th Birthday Backyard Bash at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. The free event will feature live music, birthday cake, and a $4,000 grant to be awarded to one local charity by event-goers. This community grant kicks…Read More from Outer Banks Community Foundation 40th birthday celebrates local nonprofits, community philanthropy

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GOV OBX Life Top Stories September 19th, 2022

N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

The cancer hospital at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill that opened in 2009 will now carry the name of the man considered most responsible for its founding. UNC Health announced Monday the renaming of the state’s only public cancer hospital to the North Carolina Marc Basnight Cancer Hospital. The Manteo native passed…Read More from N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

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OBX Life Visitor Economy September 19th, 2022

After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

After a four-year hiatus, the annual Day at the Docks festival made a triumphant return to Hatteras village, attracting a big crowd that was lured in by the event’s many activities, programs, and competitions that were stationed along the waterfront. Initially launched as a one-day event in 2004, Day at the Docks (DATD) was created…Read More from After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

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This Week on the Outer Banks: Va. Symphony Orchestra plays in KDH; Grab a cone at The Chill Spot

Each week, Twiddy & Co. Brand Ambassador Edward Ponton highlights a local business or group that we love as well as what else is happening “This Week on the Outer Banks”. In this week’s edition, we’re grabbing a cone at The Chill Spot in Corolla….Read More from This Week on the Outer Banks: Va. Symphony Orchestra plays in KDH; Grab a cone at The Chill Spot