Starry, Starry Nights

The Outer Banks is known for a lot of things – famous lighthouses, the Wright brothers, wild horses, and beautiful beaches. But it has its secrets too.  And one of those secrets is that if [...]

Love at First Sip

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon than an icy cocktail to help you cool down and rejuvenate. Here are six classic cocktails for you, but with a twist. Rosie put her own [...]

Celebrating the Bounty of the Banks

I grew up in the Piedmont area of southern Virginia where there was no seafood to speak of, unless you caught it yourself. Fast-forward to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, when frozen foods [...]

Ten Easy Outdoor Party Ideas

The beaches are filling up, temperatures are rising, and the long lines at our favorite restaurants are starting to remind us just how lucky we are to live in a place where millions of people [...]

Lifesaving Traditions of the Outer Banks

Saving lives at sea has been a tradition on the Outer Banks since the first European settlers arrived here more than 400 years ago. Today, the primary responsibility for upholding that tradition [...]

The Thing with Feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers,” as poet Emily Dickinson famously wrote more than a century and a half ago.  It’s a deceptively simple line that likely resonates strongly with the untold [...]

Milk Street Soap Company

Kim and Roger Meacham weren’t looking to change the lives of their family, friends, and neighbors on Ocracoke – they were just looking for a way to help their son. A Company Is Born  Four [...]

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