Sep 21

Evacuations are usually covered by trip cancellation insurance

Whether you can recover the money you invested in your cancelled vacation depends on a number of factors, the most important of which is whether you purchased travelers or trip cancellation policies.

Sep 12

Move to old Rite Aid will nearly triple size of KDH Dollar Tree

The 5,600-square-foot Dollar Tree in the Dare Center shopping center in Kill Devil Hills will relocate to the old Rite Aid, which shut down in May after the chain was acquired by Walgreens.

Aug 27

Jeff Malarney appointed to NC Real Estate Commission

Malarney, a former member of the Real Estate Commission, serves as General Counsel for Twiddy & Company, a North Carolina Vacation Rental Management Firm, and is a principal of the Law Offices of Jeff Malarney, PLLC.

Aug 31

Parent company of Harris Teeter plans to phase out plastic bags

Seattle-based QFC will be the company's first division to phase out plastic bags, finishing by next year. Kroger did not provide a more detailed timetable for its other stores, which include three Harris Teeters on the Outer Banks.

Aug 23

Jumpmasters’ first month: A successful learning experience

We’ve re-visited Jumpmasters periodically, but we wanted to wait until their first full month of business before we sat down and asked how things were going. One month to the day after their Grand Opening, we stopped by.

Aug 7

Colonial Inn in Nags Head reopens after small electrical fire

The Colonial Inn in Nags Head reopened Saturday afternoon, after repairs were completed following a small fire that damaged an electrical panel Wednesday.

Aug 5

Town approves cottage court, event site between highways

Gandt is the latest developer to take advantage of new rules aimed at providing smaller, more affordable rentals in lieu of the big houses that usually mean spending vacations with 20 to 30 of your closest friends or relatives.

Jul 31

When it rains, customers pour into many OBX businesses

The monsoon that started Saturday along the Outer Banks did have its benefits, bringing a torrent of income for a number of restaurants and retailers. But other businesses have had to slog through a long five days.

Jul 25

Video: Jump around with the family at Jumpmasters

The Murphy family from Granville, Ohio visited the Outer Banks with our Sam Walker, and got to experience the brand new Jumpmasters Trampoline Park in Manteo. Get more details at

Jul 12

COA’s Career Coach offers new job board at no cost

Career Coach is an online tool that can help identify areas of interest and skill, explore careers and the education path offered at COA that can qualify you for that career, and create a resume.

Jul 17

Boat builders fishing tournament gets under way July 25

The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation hosts the sport fishing tournament to raise funds for scholarships and local educational programs to inspire life-long learning and appreciation for the skilled craftsmen in the boat-building trade

Jul 17

Saving the Tar Heel and See Sea: What’s old is new again

On June 13, a small celebration at the Tar Heel Hotel in Nags Head may have heralded a turning point for those who want more options for visitors who eschew, for whatever reasons, weekly rentals in mammoth houses.

Jul 11