OBX Outer Banks NC

Studies show Millennials are less involved

By Madeline Bailey Staff Writer In spite of previous studies, researchers now say that Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2000, are less politically and civically involved than the Generation X and Baby Boomer generations. A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, describes Millennials as […]

Day Three, Saturday Wavesailing Action!

Day Three of the NNE spree took us to the south side as far as the south end of Ocracoke Island!  The swell was considerably smaller than Friday’s south side wrap, but there remained some fun set waves and perfect side-off wind direction on the south side of Ocracoke.  Ralph […]

Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)!

Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)! Yesterday, the NE continued providing the famed “NE Wrap” of swell around Cape Point to allow surf to fill in on the south facing beaches of the OBX.  Billy Mitchell Airfield (Ramp 49) has some excellent outside sandbars right now, and the […]

State Library Announces $1.4 Million for Books, Outreach, Technology

  Henderson, NC – Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced today that the State Library Division of the Department of Cultural Resources is awarding $1.4 million in federally funded grants for 71 local and statewide library projects for community outreach, library book collections, technology improvements and digitization of […]

New app sparks interest among First Flight teens

By Becky Dixon Staff Writer Social media pathways continue to evolve, and the most recent adaptation to this family of connectivity is Instagram. With a ’70s-looking application cover, Instagram helps users express themselves through pictures alone. With more than 15 different styles that can be used to change a picture’s […]

FFHS Women’s Soccer comes together to advance deep in NCHSAA playoffs

By Kaitlyn Godsey Sports Editor For the first time since 2009, the women’s soccer team made it to the fourth round of the state playoffs before losing to the defending state champions from Carrboro High School, 5-2. Despite being disappointed that the team did not advance to the eastern finals, […]

BIG Lighthouse!

Outer Banks, NC – Is it September?!  Yesterday, the ocean churned up some mighty big swell from a coastal low located off New Jersey.  Normally, the first day of a NE wind stretch offers moderately sized surf at the Lighthouse ranging chest+ in size but rarely over 6 ft faces.  […]

First Flight’s new shooting club competes in its first District 1 Hunter Safety Tournament

By Christopher Oakes Staff Writer The school’s newest club, the shooting team, participated along with 16 other high school teams from this district in its first District 1 Hunter Safety Tournament on Saturday, March 31 at the 4-H Environmental Center in Columbia. The team is coached by Samuel Ballard and […]

Affluent students choose community college over a university

by dakota briggs news editor Sallie Mae’s National Study of College Students and Parents reports that a greater number of affluent students are choosing to attend community college. Community colleges offer smaller class sizes, a more personal college experience and a smoother transition from high school. These benefits are some […]

AWT Hatteras Wave Jam 90 Days and Counting!

For those participating in the upcoming American Windsurfing Tour’s (AWT) Hatteras Wave Jam, we are now at 90 days until the only US East Coast stop on the Tour (Sept 12-15)!  Three months of training remain to solidify your wave riding action as the best of the best visit the […]