Stories by Katrina Mae Leuzinger-Owens

A peek inside rehearsals for TODs ‘Rocky Horror Show’

Just like at the midnight screenings of the movie, audience members are encouraged to sing along, shout and dance the Time Warp in the aisles. (In point of fact, we will all be sorely disappointed if they don’t).

Oct 15


Get ready to bounce all night at Jumpmasters Youth Lock-In

Youth ages 10 to 15 have the opportunity to bounce to their heart’s content at Jumpmasters all-night lock-in this Friday night. Tickets are $30, which is less than what Jumpmasters usually charges for a day pass and includes pizza and drinks.

Sep 24


Preacher’s son, KDH hope to enshrine memories of the Circus Tent

It stood on the bypass at Milepost 8 for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988 -- a 100-foot long striped tent that was usually packed with families rocking out to live folk music five nights a week every summer.

Sep 17


Outer Banks Family Medicine, Urgent Care to get a new home

By this time next summer, Outer Banks Family Medicine and The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center, which are both in The Marketplace in Southern Shores, should be settled into brand new buildings in Kitty Hawk.

Jul 1


Wave-riding prof studies the culture of surf-break communities

Her research follows in the footsteps of similar studies, which have found that surfers have a strong connection to their usual breaks. The term that researchers like Usher use to describe that phenomenon is “localism.”

Jun 13


COA honors recent Hospitality & Tourism Certification grads

Pei-Hua Shen and Dustin Lugay, interns at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, received a surprise visit at work on June 1 from College of the Albemarle. The visit was part of COA’s new Alumni Connect initiative that began in March.

Jun 8


Bryan Cultural Series: A gift from someone who loved the arts

When artist Don Bryan and his wife Catherine passed away, they left a sizeable portion of their estate as an endowment fund dedicated to bringing the arts to the Outer Banks.

Jul 18


Skilled nursing options minimal for Outer Banks veterans

More than 5,000 veterans live on the Outer Banks, making up about 10 percent of the population. Most depend on VA benefits, but Peak, the only skilled nursing center on teh Outer Banks, is not yet VA connected.

Jul 12


Inventor confident Can Stand can end toppled trash bins

Bobby Hooper's patent-pending invention is called Can Stand, and it’s a remarkably simple approach using magnetic force to stick trash bins to the roadside.

Jul 12


Hospital plans new rehab building, renovations

Once the outpatient therapy building is finished, renovations will start in the main hospital building, using the old therapy space to expand the pharmacy and make the registration area more private.

May 1


Bringing rehab, disaster aid to our favorite non-human locals

Lila Schiffman understands exactly how much it takes to rescue wild animals. It takes money for supplies like cages and food, expert knowledge, sometimes even veterinary care, and lots and lots of time and hard work.

Apr 23


Board to honor teen who helped save dying man from ditch

Last October, Skip Teeple was making a left turn onto U.S. 64 heading east from Manteo when he blacked out at the wheel. The next thing he remembered was waking up at the hospital hours later.

Apr 11