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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...

Outer Banks Throwback Thursday - Nags Head Casino

Did you ever get a chance to visit the Nags Head Casino?

Reaching it's height in popularity during the 1960s, the Nags Head Casino was a two-story building located on beach road (NC 12) in Nags Head, North Carolina. 

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If you've vacationed on the Outer Banks before, then you may have heard of or seen the word Croatan. Torefresh your memory, our major five lane highway that stretches from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head uses the word (Croatan Hwy 158) and so does the major body...

OBX Native American Heritage

For July's Outer Banks history lesson, we're going to focus on the OBX's true locals; Native Americans.

It's funny how history works. The "victors" definitely write the stories offering their side of the events. Sure, in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but 10,000 years prior...

Hollywood Comes to the Outer Banks

Did you know that over 2,000 films have been filmed (full or partially) in North Carolina? 2K?! That's impressive. NC is sort of the Kevin Bacon of movie locations...we fit into any role.:)

North Carolina as a whole has a very diverse, and beautiful landscape......

How Did the Outer Banks Get Its Name?

It's hard to imagine a time where the letters "OBX" didn't plaster every sign, t-shirt and bumper sticker you encountered during your summer vacation but the Outer Banks of North Carolina has not always been known as such to visitors or locals. So how did...

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