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Celebrate the 110th Anniversary of The Wright Brothers First Flight

The Wright Brothers Monument, Kill Devil Hills, NC

On December 17th, 2013, join us at the exact site – at the exact time – to remember, commemorate, and celebrate the historic achievement of the Wright Brothers’ historic flight. The First Flight Society celebrates the anniversary of the first powered flight annually

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Holiday Festivities in Manteo

Manteo, North Carolina

With the holiday season upon us, we’d like to focus on upcoming festive events in the charming town of Manteo. Incorporated in 1899, Manteo is named after a local Croatan chief who became well renowned for helping the first English settlers

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Bodie Island Lighthouse Opens to Climbers This Spring

After a four-year long renovation, the Bodie Island Lighthouse on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, will open to climbers on Friday, April 19, 2013. Until now, only lighthouse keepers, family members and a few others have been allowed to climb the

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Outer Banks Infographic: Back to School OBX Style

Yesterday I passed on a pretty nifty infographic that offered some great stats about why people choose vacation rental homes. That visual pleasure came to us courtesy of But today, I’m coming right back at you with an absolute

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The Outer Banks is the Perfect Spot for “Road Schooling”

Ever heard of “road schooling?” Neither did, until today. And it’s pretty cool! Last year a great family from stayed with us during their Outer Banks vacation, and we shared a few guest posts about their Home School vacation…

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NC Coastal Reserve Offers FREE Events in OBX

The North Carolina Coastal Reserve is offering a series of FREE upcoming events on the Outer Banks on estuaries and estuarine shorelines for a variety of audiences. Perfect for nature lovers or to get the family out to enjoy the

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Living on the edge. These dilapidated homes are located in South Nags Head just before the lighthouse with black and white stripes. Will they be standing this time next year? Only time will tell. // Photo by @sk8erdude623 // #iloveobx #outerbanks #obx #vi

Believe it or not, it's 71° and sunny this afternoon in Kill Devil Hills. #iloveobx #outerbanks #obx #visitnc #vacation #fall #killdevilhills

Colorful sunrise this morning on Hatteras Island.  // Photo by @awesomeaustn // #iloveobx #outerbanks #obx #visitnc #vacation #sunrise #fall #nc #northcarolina

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