HOTEL D’AFRIQUE SITE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HATTERAS, NC July 18, 2013 – A commemoration and monument dedication for the Hotel D’Afrique will take place on July 31 at 11 a.m. at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. The site of the Hotel D’Afrique was recently identified as making a significant contribution to the understanding of the Underground Railroad and will be officially included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Visitors to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum might notice a black stone monument near the entrance commemorating the site of the Hotel D’Afrique. In August 1861, Union forces captured Hatteras Inlet. As word of the victory spread to […]
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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Outer Banks, North Carolina (OBX) including world famous venues: The Lost Colony, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Kitty Hawk (Wright Brothers flight) and the barrier islands around the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, and Pamlico Sound.
Event to be held Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ocracoke Ferry Landing HATTERAS, NC July 8, 2013 – The security of New Bern and Ocracoke during the War of 1812 was maintained and protected by the U.S. Revenue Cutter Mercury in a daring maneuver 200 years ago. A North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated to commemorate the July 12, 1813, escape of the vessel from pursing British barges on Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ocracoke ferry landing followed by an exhibit opening on the War of 1812 the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. Adm. George Cockburn landed with 15 barges and 1,000 men at Ocracoke and Portsmouth that day […]
Available for download on Apple and Android Devices Outer Banks, NC – June 26, 2013 – Take Me to the Beach, a new smart device application providing users with information about public beach accesses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is now available for download on both Apple and Android devices. Take Me to the Beach provides directions, photos, and a list of amenities for each public beach access on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Beach access amenities include; restrooms; parking, handicap parking, lifeguards, showers, private access, wooden walkway and food nearby. Accesses can be viewed by proximity to location or on a navigable map. There are 124 public beach accesses along the Outer Banks from the northern […]
Roanoke Island, NC April 19, 2013 – Top off your trip to the Aquarium with a search for take-home treasures in the new Shark Tooth Creek adventure. This hands-on, family-friendly activity on the deck beyond the Dairy Queen opens in May. Here’s how it works: Buy bucket of sand. Run it through the sluice – and cool off a little at the same time. Then look for sharks’ teeth or other fossils the water may have revealed. You keep the pail and whatever you find
CEREMONIES TO HONOR WORLD WAR II BRITISH AND CANADIAN SAILORS BURIED ON FOREIGN SOIL HATTERAS ISLAND, NC April 15, 2013 – Two ceremonies will be held in May to honor the sacrifices of foreign sailors who gave their lives during World War II protecting the coast of the United States. The British War Grave ceremonies will take place on May 9, at 11 a.m. at the British Cemetery in Buxton and on May 10, at 11 a.m. at the British Cemetery in Ocracoke. The ceremonies honor the 63 foreign sailors who lost their lives just off the coast of the Outer Banks. During World War II, German U-boats hunted along the Eastern Seaboard. Unprepared for the attacks, the U.S. […]
MANTEO, NC April 8, 2013 – The exhibit, “Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination” will be examined in a panel discussion on April 12, at 4p.m., at the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) annual meeting. OBHC chairman Clark Twiddy invites the public to come learn why the 1930s were a pivotal time as new roads and bridges opened up Dare County. Under the backdrop of the Great Depression, it was the dawn of the modern era of tourism and the beginning of outdoor drama, when Paul Green’s “The Lost Colony” debuted at the Waterside Theater, all topped off by a presidential visit to view the play. Program panelists share an enthusiasm for the period, and include […]
Roanoke Island, NC April 5, 2013 – Planning a visit to NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island? Interested in having fun and learning about the plants, animals, habitats and history of the Outer Banks? Join other budding biologists in the new Jr. Marine Biologist Patch Program – an exciting discovery adventure for ages 6 and up to explore the Aquarium’s animals and exhibits! What is a Jr. Marine Biologist? Jr. Marine Biologists attend programs, ask questions, complete workbook activities and promise to take care of the natural world. It’s a great way to learn and have fun at the Aquarium! As a Jr. Marine Biologist, you can help others learn how to care for our oceans. How do you become a […]
Roanoke Island, NC March 27, 2013 – In early March, an exceptional group of divers from northern Virginia took part in the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s popular Shark Dive program. Wounded Warriors David Weiner, Jade Sharrocks, Ron Kellogg and Ernest Spycher, representing the U.S. Army, Marines and Navy, took the plunge into the Aquarium’s 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit to the delight of spectators. Accompanying the group was their dive instructor and active duty Marine Eliseo Rodriguez and several close friends from Patriot Scuba. The group completed multiple dives during their two-day visit, assisted by Aquarium Dive Safety Officer Pat Murphy and Assistant Dive Safety Officer/Guest Dive Coordinator Jason Sheremeta. The Wounded Warriors and guests were able to […]
Roanoke Island, NC March 26, 2013 - Celebrate Earth Day every day, but especially on April 22 at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island – the perfect place to connect with nature and throw a party for the planet. Go native, weather permitting, by helping staff and volunteers renovate the wildflower meadow on the Aquarium’s nature trail. Lend a hand with planting joe-pye weed, wild indigo, columbine, wild bergamot, butterfly weed, mistflower and other beautiful native wildflowers. Facilities across the country host Earth Day events to raise awareness about conservation, sustainable living, and how to help make our planet a better place to live. For more information on Aquarium Earth Day events, call Shannon Brooks at 252-473-3494, ext. 254.
Roanoke Island, NC March 20, 2013 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Haines, will perform on Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Regarded as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the nation, it is considered one of the flagships of the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. RIFP Executive Director, Kim Sawyer says, “UNC- Greensboro kicks off our University Performance Series for the 4th year. This year we continue to showcase the best and brightest of the UNC system students to include children’s shows, Broadway music, and a variety of jazz performances. We look forward to continuing community […]