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R Hatteras Staff

Dream of community radio comes to Hatteras Island

Radio Hatteras Inc. is a non-profit operating two low-power FM stations on Hatteras Island, an enterprise known as “community radio.” An all-volunteer staff and board operate the station from a county-owned building in Buxton.

Sep 14


Bryan Cultural Series features renowned tap ensemble

Experience a high-powered evening with the North Carolina Tap Ensemble, “one of the best in the world,” according to Lane Alexander, founder and artistic director of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

Sep 9


Appreciation: Doug Remaley, firefighter and friend

See if this sounds like Doug Remaley, who didn’t have a Facebook page as far as I knew: He was the kind of person who treated everyone like a friend, such that, if you had more than a few encounters with him, you thought of him that way.

Sep 12


Help fund the OBX Seafood Festival with a sponsorship

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a requires dozens of volunteers More importantly, it also requires money. The Board of Directors has announced that sponsorships are now available -- and needed.

Aug 28

Jason Marsalis

Jason Marsalis quartet to kick off Outer Banks Forum season

Savor the sizzling sounds of Jason Marsalis, an award-winning New Orleans jazz musician playing vibraphone with his quartet in the opening performance of the 32nd Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Series, Sat., Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Sep 12


Tans may fade but memories will outlast change of seasons

Many among us live for this time of year, the cherished weeks that follow Labor Day -- the empty beaches, great surf and autumn colors of Nags Head Woods, oysters over a bonfire, chilly evenings and fine pier fishing. I just love summer more.

Sep 7


Goddess Sage: Some Mideast spice on the Outer Banks

In addition to appearances at Kasbah restaurant, Sage entertains at parties, festivals, weddings or any event that might be perked up with some Middle Eastern or African dance.

Sep 3


Hidden gem has it all for the home brewer or vintner

Tucked away in a little strip shopping center is the only “urban winery” on the Outer Banks and the only purveyor of do-it-yourself beer and wine-making equipment and materials this side of Hampton Roads.

Aug 26


Three years later, wider beach is more than holding its own

A quarterly survey issued in June shows that 97 percent of the 4.6 million cubic yards of sand pumped onto the beach from offshore dredges remains in the system out to a depth of 19 feet.

Aug 24


Home-grown tomatoes, the essence of summer

We Southerners take our tomatoes seriously. Very seriously. For us, the perfect tomato is still warm from the sun since it was just picked out of the garden at noon.

Aug 20


Bonner Bridge lawsuit: Don’t believe everything you read

If you've read that a federal court "overturned" the lawsuit brought by environmental groups against state and federal agencies over their plan to replace the aging Bridge, don't believe it.

Aug 19


Made-for-TV feud is fun, but tuna rivalry’s the real deal

Thursday's preview of Wicked Tuna: North Vs. South was probably the first time a bitter feud over fisheries quotas has been transformed into swaggering entertainment.

Aug 16