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Pok’s Art Asia Fusion Kitchen: An artistic spin on flavor

The Pok’s Art menu is a sampling of Asian Fusion cooking. Vietnamese, Thai, Korean as well as Hawaiian and Japanese food styles are at play, maintaining balance among the flavorings of savory, salt, sour and sweet.

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Infant twins ‘win’ Jingle Bell 5K fun run and fund raiser

The annual event is not a race, but a fun run, even though the fast cats battle it out for first place and a hand-carved Outer Banks driftwood Santa Claus donated by the Bobbie Shop of Nags Head.

Dec 17


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Lodge’s future unknown after sale to Virginia Beach firm

The weathered but quaint Beacon Motor Lodge has been sold to a Virginia Beach company, leaving local residents and loyal customers uncertain of what will become of the seaside inn at milepost 8.5.

Dec 2


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Bûche de Noël: Rosie’s Christmas gift to readers

Bûche de Noël, or Yule log, is a filled and rolled sponge cake, frosted rustically with a chocolate buttercream to look like tree bark, decorated with meringue “mushrooms” and surrounded with a wispy veil of spun sugar.

Dec 16


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Thai Room: Perseverance pays off with American dream

Jimmy Ngeonjuklin, owner, chef and chief spokesman for the Thai Room in Kill Devil Hills for 30 years, is living the American dream. “I tell people all the time this is the best country in the world,” he says.

Dec 14


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Why a grandmother is kayaking to Guatemala

Deborah Walters hopes to raise enough money to add two grade levels to a Guatemala City school operated by Safe Passage, which provides education and social services to impoverished children and their families.

Nov 30


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Annual first flight celebration set to soar on Wednesday

The First Flight Society and the National Park Service will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 111st anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air powered flight.

Dec 16


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Frostivus 2014: Chillin’ with Santa fund raiser is Dec. 5

The Outer Banks has its own new holiday event, Frostivus, with the aim of becoming an annual event where adults and children can raise funds for a local charity while "Chillin' with Santa."

Dec 2


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Trees cast a shadow over rational debate on roads plan

Over the years, Southern Shores citizens have usually managed to find ways to get things percolating. If it's not a clash over the town manager, it's infighting over the fire department.

Nov 24


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After fire, Super Wings to sport a more small-town look

After extensive fire damage in April, reconstruction of the Super Wings in the heart of Duck is under way, and its owner says he plans to design the exterior to blend in better with the town’s small-town look.

Nov 23


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Rosie has her eyes on Thanksgiving pies

The Hawthornes’ Thanksgiving dinner is an ongoing feast. There’s a beautiful, bronzed turkey, of course, and a clove-studded ham with pineapple and maraschino cherries and a brown sugar/honey glaze. Then there are the desserts.

Nov 22


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Josephine’s: An intimate taste of fine Italian dining

Truly a family business, Cosimo and sons, “Sonny” Girolamo Santino and “Vinny” Vincenzo Antonio, keep the kitchen bustling, while Josephine herself runs the wait staff and front of the house.

Nov 20