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Top Rented Homes of 2016

Top Rented Homes of 2016

  Top Ten Most Rented 1-3 Bedroom Homes of 2016   Top Ten Most Rented 4-6 Bedroom Homes of 2016 Top Ten Most Rented 7-10 Bedroom Homes of 2016 Top Ten Most Rented Dog-Friendly Homes of 2016...


OBX Holiday Menu idea Lucky 12 Taverns Blackened Tuna Bites

OBX Holiday Menu idea -Lucky 12 Tavern’s Blackened Tuna Bites

Blackened Tuna Bites with Green Onion Crema    Since your making the Blackening Spice , why not make a full batch and share with friends…  Blackening Spice Ingredients: 7 oz Kosher Salt 12 oz Paprika 5 tbsp Dried Thyme leaves 5 tbsp Ground Black pepper 5 tbsp Granulated Garlic 2 1/2 tbsp Cayenne Pepper 2 1/2 tbsp White Pepper 5 tbsp Crushed Chile Flakes 7 1/2 tbsp Chili Pepper mix all togeher and store in an air tight container Green...


OBX Holiday Menu idea Awful Arthurs Crab Lobster Bisque

OBX Holiday Menu idea - Awful Arthur’s Crab Lobster Bisque

Awful Arthur’s Crab-Lobster Bisque     Ingredients: 4 oz. Butter, unsalted 1 ea. Large onion, roughly chopped 1 ea. Medium carrot, peeled, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1½ Tbsp. Paprika  ½ Tbsp. Awful Arthur’s Crab Spice (or Old Bay)  2/3 Cup All-purpose flour 1 Quart Clam juice 1 tsp. Tabasco Sauce …(or more to taste)  1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1 Pint Heavy Cream to taste Black pepper, freshly cracked...


OBX Holiday Menu idea Sugar Creeks Seafood Mac and Cheese

OBX Holiday Menu idea - Sugar Creek's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Seafood Mac and Cheese    Ingredients: 1 pound elbow macaroni 1/2 pound shrimp 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon powdered mustard 4 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced 1 clove minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 large egg 12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded 8 ounces pepper jack, shredded 8 ounces cream cheese cubed 8 ounces monteray jack, shredded 1 teaspoon kosher salt Fresh black pepper Topping: 3 tablespoons...


OBX Holiday Menu idea Red Skys Famous Shrimp n Grits

OBX Holiday Menu idea - Red Sky’s Famous Shrimp n’ Grits

Bring a little of the south AND the beach to your holiday table this year with one of our favorite holiday recipies.  Red Sky’s Famous Shrimp n’ Grits     Ingredients :  8 uncooked Shrimp-peeled and tails removed olive oil 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 Tbls. tomato puree 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning 1 Tbls. Pico degillo 1 Tbls. bacon crumbles Redneck Risotto Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup Stone ground grits 3 3/4 Cup chicken stock 4 TBS butter 2 TBS...


How to save for an Outer Banks Vacation

How to save for an Outer Banks Vacation

By Chad Fournier,   The secluded, unspoiled beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  A great escape from everyday life, work, traffic, and stress.  This is the type of vacation that truly recharges your batteries and puts life back into focus.  However, with any vacation you can’t break the bank to enjoy putting your life on pause for a week.  With a little planning though, a beach vacation is easily within your...


Beach Nourishment

Beach Nourishment

If you’ve been a longtime visitor of the Outer Banks, you may have noticed that the beaches appear to be smaller, and you would be correct. Beach erosion causes the beaches to become narrower, due to the loss or displacement of sand alongside the shoreline caused by waves, currents, tides and/or winds. The frequency and intensity of hurricanes, tropical storms and severe weather all play a significant role in eroding...


Top 5 Outer Banks supermoon photos

Top 5 Outer Banks supermoon photos

By Chad Fournier,  Last night's supermoon was the closest, largest, and brightest supermoon since 1948.  Outer Bankers were in awe as they took to the beaches and lighthouse armed with cameras.  Here are our five favorite Outer Banks supermoon photos:               Mark Buckler Photography's photo of the super moon and the Kitty Hawk Pier.    bucklerphoto.com Allan Hunt's captured...


Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial for Free on Veterans Day

Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial for Free on Veterans Day

If you’re planning a visit to the Outer Banks of North Carolina this Veterans Day weekend, don’t skip a trip to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. In honor of Veterans Day, the park will offer free admission to visitors on Friday, Nov. 11.  Centrally located in Kill Devil Hills, the Wright Brothers National Memorial is an Outer Banks landmark that commemorates the world’s first powered flight. On Dec. 17, 1903, brothers Wilbur and Orville...


Hurricane Recovery Update 150 PM

Hurricane Recovery Update 1:50 PM

Restrictions to access to the Outer Banks have been lifted for the Northern Beaches, but continue for Hatteras Island.  Read the Dare County update below for full details. .  If you have any questions, click chat at the top of this page, or please call us at (866...