RALEIGH, NC March 29, 2014 – A full-scale reproduction of the glider that Orville Wright and British aviator Alexander Ogilvie flew at Kill Devil Hills in 1911 now soars inside the entrance at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The object is based on the glider the men used from Oct. 16 to 26 to make nearly 100 test glides. On Oct. 24, Wright made a flight of 9 minutes and 45 seconds into the face of a 45-mph gale, setting a record that stood for 10 years. With a 32-foot wingspan, the new addition to the N.C. Museum of History was made possible with funds from the First Flight Foundation in Kitty Hawk. On March 20, 2014, Will […]
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RALEIGH, NC December 17, 2013 – On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first successful powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft. The story of the Wright brothers began in Dayton, Ohio, where they owned and operated a bicycle store. Seasonal slumps in sales forced the brothers to expand, and they decided to try designing a self-propelled aircraft. After six years of studying the principles of flight, the Wright brothers developed several prototypes, some gliders and others self-propelled, and began looking for proving grounds along the east coast. Their search ultimately led them to Dare County’s Kill Devil Hills, where strong winds provided lift and sandy grounds increased chances of a safe landing. After months of setbacks and unsuccessful attempts, at 10:53 […]
KITTY HAWK, NC December 16, 2013 – On December 16, 1959, the Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society was formed in Kitty Hawk. With a motto of “Birds Fly—Men Drink”, the society continues to party each year from the afternoon of December 16 until 10:45 a. m. on December 17, the time at which the Wright brothers “allegedly” took their first flight. They are “dedicated to the principle that two Wrights made a wrong at Kitty Hawk.” Each year, the society gives two anti-aviation awards to those who have done the most to deter the advance of aviation, the Orville Proxmire Award and the Aviation Hall of Infamy Award. The last four presidents of the United States, Chuck Yeager and […]
MANTEO, NC August 13, 2013 – Come join us for Pirate Scallywag School on August 23 at 2 and 3 p.m. (1 hour each class) at Roanoke Island Festival Park.! Children can learn from the pirate crew how to walk, talk and act like a pirate. Kitty Hawk Kites will offer pirate face painting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free. Outer Banks Pirate Festival is sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites and continues with other activities on the Outer Banks until its conclusion on Monday, August 26th. Join Kitty Hawk Kites and celebrate the great pirate history of the Outer Banks, home of the Mid-Atlantic Graveyard! Learn about the local maritime history, enjoy a little pirate fight, and […]
“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. Building on the Red Cross’ leadership in the social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow […]
By Tyler Johnson Lifestyles Editor OBX Outer Banks, NC – Dare County Arts Council will be hosting six independent films from the Southern Circuit Film Tour that brings independent films and filmmakers to Dare County once a month. According to DAREarts.org, The Pit will be screening the independent film called “Louder Than a Bomb” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, and it is free for students to attend. The film’s director, Jon Siskel, will have a question-and-answer session after the film is screened. Roanoke Island Festival Park Indoor Film Theater will also be screening the film at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the Dare County Arts Council Interim […]
Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk, NC, which was recently selected as one of the 5 best hamburger joints in North Carolina by Our State magazine, has commissioned David “Tsunami” Wise to create a logo and design its 33rd year T shirt. Tsunami grew up in the surf along the Outer Bank’s coast where he developed his fantastical aquatic vision and turned it into a unique art form. The T shirts are now available and can be purchased by e-mailing Art’s at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (252) 267-3503.
OBXsurfinfo would like to congratulate one of our advertisers: Tammy and Arts Place in Kitty Hawk, NC (located on the beach road just North of Hilton) for being nominated as one of the (5) best hamburger joints in North Carolina – which was just published in the June 2011 issue of “Our State Magazine”! You can read the article here: Art’s_Place If you haven’t been there, you should make a point to go. Now starting in June, Open Mic Wednesdays 7-10pm , (starts June 8th)… Spread the word. You can also visit their facebook page HERE.
Now in its eighth incarnation of the new millennium, the ultimate surf shop team challenge is coming to a beach near you this summer. From Kewalos to New Smyrna Beach, with SEVEN regional events and a $10,000 winner-take-all championship scheduled to hit the Action Sports Industry’s back yard at Huntington Beach Pier September, the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge is ready to showcase brilliant local talent. Originally conceived to provide a fun, competitive format to the hardest of the hardcore surf shop surf teams, the SURFER Shop Team Challenge was one of the most anticipated contest events of the early 1980s. Taking place exclusively in Southern California, the Shop Challenge was an annual opportunity to put sales numbers aside and settle […]
Children at Play Inc. – Kitty Hawk’s children’s museum is holding their second annual Santa and the Train Fundraser. It will be this coming Wednesday, December 15th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm and all proceeds go to the children’s museum. They have a lot of community outreach programs they offer that provide services for; the Autism society, DSS and the Children at Youth Partnership. If you have kids, this is a great event to get together with friends and family and support a great cause.