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Experience the Wright Brothers Memorial

If you’ve ever been driving down US Hwy 158, noticed a remarkable granite structure towering among the dunes and thought to yourself, “Wow, that’s incredible,” you’re not alone. Most visitors to the Outer Banks know that it is an area rich in some of our...

Triangle Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

Many people recognize the Outer Banks as a premier beach vacation destination on the East Coast. But did you know that the ocean along the Outer Banks has long been known as a very treacherous and dangerous area for ships? In fact, you may have...

Historic Roanoke Island

Whether you come to the Outer Banks to eat all the seafood you can get your hands on, visit local attractions, or simply get away from it all, part of what makes this place so appealing is that it's made up of several islands that each...

The Pittsburgh Outer Banks Connection
I came across a very interesting article today that answers a question that I've often wondered. Why do so many Pittsburghers prefer Outer Banks vacation rentals? The article written by Stephen Huba from triblive.com does a terrific job of answering this question. The article explains that...
Shipwreck found in Corolla could be from the 1600s

The Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Graveyard of the Atlantic.  There have been thousands of  historical shipwrecks discovered up and down the Outer Banks coast. Now there is confirmation of yet another one.  

A Corolla homeowner discovered and reported the possibility of a wreck...

Freedmens Colony Schoolhouse on Roanoke Island

Unless you're a history buff and quite familiar with the Outer Banks, you probably have never heard of the Freedmen's Colony on Roanoke Island. You may have learned from previous grade school classes that the small coastal landmass was the site of the first English...

Outer Banks Throwback Thursday: 1962 Ash Wednesday Storm

For three horrific days, the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 relentlessly lashed nearly 500 miles of the Eastern Seaboard, from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Cape Cod Massachusetts.The Ash Wednesday Storm and Hurricane Hazel in 1954 remain (and hopefully will continue to remain) the two...

10 Things You Probably Dont Know About the Wright Brothers

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers from Dayton, Ohio, made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight which was over 110 years ago. The two brothers had no formal engineering training, yet they somehow defied gravity in their homemade flying machine over the sand...

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