A USA Today travel feature has listed the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as one of the 10 Great National Parks That Will Engage Your Kids . Author Trefoni Rizzi of Teddy’s Travels: America’s National Parks said; “This park is filled with history of pirates, shipwrecks and lighthouses. ..Kids will love the ferry ride from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke, and best of all, it’s free.” Continue reading
Surf or Sound Realty congratulates six staff members who were inducted into the Outer Banks Association of Realtors (OBAR) on the August 27th OBAR meeting in Avon, NC.
These Surf of Sound Realty inductees include (from left to right in photo) David Croyle, Salvo Office Manager, Ann Wood, Marketing Director, Lisa Latham, Administrative Assistant, Marcia Laricos, Reservations Sales Team member, Vicki Langhel, Avon Office Guest Services Manager, and Dana Wells, Salvo Assistant Office Manager, (who is not pictured.)
Surf or Sound Realty is proud of all of our team members’ hard work and persistence in obtaining their NC Real Estate Broker’s License and subsequent induction onto OBAR. We look forward to their continued excellence in both the company, and the local real estate and property management community.
On Thursday afternoon, Jim Cantore along with his Weather Channel posse (camera crew and producers) came to Hatteras Island on The Outer Banks to report on Tropical Storm Hanna.
The crew stayed overnight at the lavish Hatteras Dream, a premier vacation rental home managed by Surf or Sound Realty, located in Hatteras across from the ferry docks. They set up their cameras on the beach in front of the house and reported from that location multiple times. Before checking into the home though, Jim Cantore graciously posed for a picture with some of the staff of Surf or Sound Realty at their office in Avon. Continue reading
The National Park Service is offering two full moon tours of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on September 15th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This is a very special, unique experience for the visiting public and local community to see a bird’s eye view of the island under a full moon from the top of the lighthouse.
Each tour is limited to 30 people and tickets must be purchased in advance from the lighthouse ticket booth, located at the base of the lighthouse in Buxton, which is open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Because there are no lights in the lighthouse, climbers will navigate the 257 stairs using their own Continue reading
On October 23 – 25, Frank and Fran’s Fisherman’s Friend tackle shop in Avon will host the 9th annual Red Drum Tournament. This is a three day invitational tournament with 300 anglers competing to catch and release the largest and most red drum as they make their annual migrating run past Hatteras Island on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. The tournament begins with appetizers and a meet and greet with the judges, and will culminate with the annual banquet and distribution of prizes.
Prizes total over $12,000 for multiple winners and categories. For more information on the upcoming tournament, visit Frank and Fran’s website, www.hatteras-island.com, or call (252) 995-4171. Continue reading
Hatteras village on The Outer Banks of North Carolina will host the fourth annual Day at the Docks celebration on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Festivities will begin on the working waterfront, i.e., the marinas located at the southern end of Hatteras Village, at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.
“We’re bringing back the always-popular chowder cook-off contest, and are increasing the number of seafood cooking demonstrations this year,” said event organizer Lynne Foster. Continue reading
Beginning September 16th, night driving (between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) will be permitted on all ORV accessible areas of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, provided that the vehicle has signed a night driving permit visible on the dashboard.
Night driving permits are free and can be obtained by anyone who is licensed to drive a vehicle. A pdf version of the permit may be downloaded via the National Park Service website, Continue reading
Jim cantore and the team from Surf or Sound Realty in Avon, North Carolina.
Jim and some of The Weather Channel Crew were on Hatteras Island on September 4 reporting on Tropical Storm Hanna.
So where do you go in the middle of January, after a windy afternoon on the beach, wearing an old flannel shirt, a pair of Wanchese bedroom slippers, and a severe case of Hatteras hair?
The answer is Pop’s, of course. You’ll fit right in.
Not for the fancy set, Pop’s Raw Bar and Grill has garnered a devout local following by being a no frills, just fun restaurant in the heart of Buxton on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. People flock to Pop’s because they want a good burger Continue reading
Stewed Chicken & Pie Bread
It seems that as long as there have been folks on Hatteras Island on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, there’s been stewed chicken and pie bread. A local favorite for decades, this haphazard recipe has been passed down through generations of local families for its easy, no frills ingredients, and flexibility. “Pie bread’s” more common moniker is dumplings, and this large one pot meal is an easy and filling way to feed a big group, and a perfect comfort food for cool fall beach days. Continue reading