Portsmouth Island Homecoming is Saturday, April 24

Portsmouth Island Homecoming 2010 will be on Saturday, April 24, on Portsmouth Island in Cape Lookout National Seashore. This event is sponsored by The Friends of Portsmouth Island and the National Park Service.

The day begins at 9 a.m. There will be opportunities to see folks at work quilting, making and mending nets, building boats, and carving decoys. A grand opening of new exhibits installed by the National Park Service will be held, and the Portsmouth Island Post Office will be open for business.

Several events will be going on during the day, such as hymn singing in the church, a covered dish lunch on the grounds, and music provided by Molasses Creek from Ocracoke.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the day on Portsmouth Island, so bring your favorite covered dish and see what life was like on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

For transportation by ferry to the island contact Rudy Austin at 252-928-4361. You can also visit the official website at www.friendsofportsmouthisland.org for the day’s schedule, or contact Rene Burgess at 336-222-9512 or southernvoyager@bellsouth.net.


12th annual Powwow in Frisco will include living history events

The nature trail at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center will once again echo with the haunting music of drums when the 12th annual Inter-Tribal Powwow, Journey Home, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. the event is a weekend of music, dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, crafts, native food, and much more. Continue reading


Buxton Ball Field To Be Dedicated On Saturday

Dare County and Hatteras Island Babe Ruth Baseball will host a ceremony on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. to dedicate the ball field in Buxton to Maurice Lennon “Dick” Burrus. All are invited to attend.

Burrus, born in Hatteras Village in 1898, was a local baseball player who played in the major leagues. He and his parents, Captain Ethelbert Dozier Burrus and Achsah Williams Burrus, lived in a home on the Slash behind Hatteras Methodist Church. Continue reading


Festival gears up with local Hatteras story telling

The fifth Land of Beginnings Festival gears up this week with a series of story-telling sessions. This week will also feature the Living Legend Luncheon honoring artist Glenn Eure and a community conversation that will examine the economic future of the Outer Banks. Continue reading


Open House will be held Wednesday, April 7th and April 14th

A real estate sales open house will be held at the oceanfront Resort Rodanthe Condos in Rodanthe village on Wednesday, April 7th, and Wednesday, April 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by the model condo, (located at the end of Resort Rodanthe Drive), enjoy some refreshments, and tour this amazing property for sale. Continue reading


Fly Into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza April 2nd – April 3rd

Kitty Hawk Kites is kicking off its spring season the with annual “Fly Into Spring and Easter Eggstravaganza” event.

This annual spring event will be held during National Kite Month, April 2nd and 3rd, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home to the largest living sand dune on the east coast, will host the kite festival, and the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head will host the Easter Egg Hunt. With fresh spring air and the famous Outer Banks wind, participants won’t want to miss this fun outdoor event. Continue reading


Easter Sunrise Services planned for Hatteras and Ocracoke

Easter is around the corner, and for Hatteras Island vacationers, there are a number of Sunday morning church services to celebrate the holiday. Best of all, visitors can enjoy a sunrise service in an amazing and truly inspiring location: adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading


Taste of the Beach will be held March 11-14th

Get Ready for 4 Days of Food, Drink & Fun! The Outer Banks of North Carolina 2010 Taste of The Beach Weekend will be March 11-14.

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association (OBRA) has been hosting the Taste of The Beach for over 20 years. This grand food festival event on The Outer Banks of North Carolina will feature wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, celebrity guest chef appearances by Ed Brantley & Heba Salama from “The Biggest Loser”, brewery tours, tapas crawls and many more events with exciting array of creative combinations of culinary delights and fun activities on the Outer Banks. Continue reading


Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation annual dance will be March 20

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s anticipated annual dance will be a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the foundation and its annual fundraiser.

Every year the Cancer Foundation dance has a new theme, from pirates to the roaring 20s, encouraging participants to dress up in costume and share in the fun. To mark this milestone, the theme of this year’s dance is “Toast to 10 Years of Sharing and Caring.” Continue reading


Movie based on Pea Island “Rescue Men” Premieres

On February 27th, 7:30 p.m., the Indoor Theater at Roanoke Island Festival Park will host the Outer Banks debut of the documentary film Rescue Men, The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers. The movie, which is produced and directed by Los Angeles based DreamQuest Productions, has been in the works for several years and tells the story of one particular brave Hatteras Island life saving crew. Continue reading