07/14/09

Jim Cantore visits Surf or Sound Realty and Hatteras Island

It was an exciting couple of days on Hatteras Island as national meteorologist Jim Cantore visited Hatteras Island on Sunday and Monday to film the gorgeous beach weather and fun activities for The Weather Channel series “Why I Love Summer.” Continue reading


07/10/09

Surf or Sound Realty Welcomes Jim Cantore and the Weather Channel

Surf or Sound Realty is delighted to welcome national meteorologist Jim Cantore and his Weather Channel Team to Hatteras Island this weekend.

Jim and his team will be doing a special report on our gorgeous Hatteras Island beach weather which will air on the Weather Channel on Sunday, July 12th, and Monday, July 13th from 7:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Continue reading


05/22/09

Cape Hatteras listed as one of the top 10 beaches in America

Hatteras Island has once again made renowned “Dr. Beach’s 10 Best Beaches in America” list, with the Cape Hatteras beach ranking #7 for 2009.

Dr Beach, also known as Dr. Leatherman, is considered the national authority on pristine beaches, and bases his annual selections of the ten best beaches on 50 criteria, including water quality and temperature, cleanliness, weather, sand, safety and facilities. Continue reading


04/2/09

Video filmed on the Outer Banks wins Country Music Video of the Year

Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ on a Woman” has been popular with locals and Hatteras Island lovers alike for its gorgeous scenes shot on an undeveloped stretch of shoreline along the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on Hatteras Island.

Now, the popularity of the video keeps growing, as it has just been named the Academy of Country Music® Video of the Year in conjunction with the 44th Annual ACM Awards. The awards will air live on April 5, 2009 on CBS Television Network 8:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT. This makes two top awards for the celebrated video. Continue reading


03/12/09

Statewide Steps Taken Against Beach Plan

All Hatteras Island and Dare County property owners are affected by the impending changes to the Beach Plan, and as such, the local and statewide communities have been carefully watching the developments in the fight against the Beach Plan changes.

On Wednesday, March 4, Representative Tim Spear introduced House Bill 426 and Senator Julia Boseman introduced Senate Bill 428 as a response to the impending changes to the Beach Plan. Continue reading


03/2/09

The restoration of the Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station

Photo by Shiralee Timmons
Photo by Shiralee Timmons

After 20 years of being abandoned, the Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station is currently undergoing a much needed facelift. The state-owned historic building is being raised 10 feet into the air and being placed on pilings, allowing sand to blow freely underneath, and help protect the weather-beaten structure.

In addition, the concrete floor is being replaced with wood, and the roof and three-story tower will be renovated as well. The nine-month project, estimated to cost $700,000, is expected to be completed during the summer of 2009. Continue reading


10/10/08

New documentary to be filmed on Pea Island

While the upcoming Richard Gere and Diane Lane movie “Nights in Rodanthe” is drawing lots of attention, it’s not the only film in the works that centers around Hatteras Island.
Alan Smith of Dreamworks Productions and his crew are planning an October trip to Hatteras Island, (their 4th trip in 2008), for the filming of their upcoming documentary “The Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers.” The film is based on the 2001 book “Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers” by David Wright and David Zoby. Continue reading


10/7/08

Nights in Rodanthe: The reviews are in.

Love it or loathe it, one thing that all critics across the country agreed on is that the Outer Banks is certainly one terrific spot to film a romantic movie. As the reviews of the new Richard Gere and Diane Lane film Nights in Rodanthe pour in, almost all critics comment on the beautiful setting, regardless of whether they liked the movie or not.
Here are just a few excerpts of the glowing reviews, (of Hatteras Island, that is), that were published over the last couple of weeks. Continue reading


09/22/08

“Nights in Rodanthe” From Hatteras to Hollywood

Outer Banks residents will be among the first to see the new Richard Gere and Diane Lane movie, “Nights in Rodanthe”, with a special pre-screening 2 days after the premier in New York City, and 2 days before the movie is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide and in Canada.
Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe was filmed partly in Rodanthe at “Serendipity,” the most northern oceanfront home on Hatteras Island, and the location of the fictional inn that is the main setting of the book and movie. Locals and frequent visitors who have seen the early previews have been pleasantly surprised to see locales they know well, like the long stretch of NC Highway 12 in between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe, and glimpses of the Rodanthe Pier. Continue reading