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Nags Head NC

Nags Head, North Carolina

Aquarium admission changes effective March 1

Aquarium admission changes effective March 1

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC Feb. 26, 2014 – Admission fees at the three North Carolina Aquariums will increase by a little less than $3 starting March 1.  Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head, also under the Aquariums Division, will institute a walk-on fee of $2 for sightseers; $1 for ages 12 and under.  The fee increases are part of an effort to offset shrinking state funding for the state aquarium facilities. “These increases will allow the aquariums and Jennette’s Pier to continue to fulfill our mission of conservation education, and meet our commitment of providing visitors with top-quality experiences,” said David Griffin, director of the Aquariums Division. “That includes everything from new animals, exhibits and activities to building maintenance.” The aquariums last […]

Outer Banks Wedding Association Donates State of the Art Electrical System to Dare County Schools

Outer Banks Wedding Association Donates State of the Art Electrical System to Dare County Schools

Outer Banks, NC – After years of enduring cold temperatures while camping outside to ensure a booth space with electrical outlets, Outer Banks Wedding Association vendors said goodbye to long lines and added stress. In an effort to improve the current system, as well as to make it more feasible for other companies and organizations to host events here on the Outer Banks, the Wedding Association partnered with the Dare County School System to oversee the completion of a $10,000 electrical installation throughout the First Flight High School and Middle School gymnasiums. Joe Southern, OBWA Treasurer and manager of Ocean Atlantic Rentals, and Jim Winebarger, Director of Facilities at Dare County Schools, partnered together to see this plan approved. “Many […]

$2,500 Reward Offered for Information on Second Red Wolf Death

$2,500 Reward Offered for Information on Second Red Wolf Death

Manteo, NC October 26, 2012 – The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a second radio-collared red wolf that was recently found dead. The wolf was found with a suspected gunshot wound on October 12, 2012, east of Belhaven, in Beaufort County, N.C. Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of this red wolf may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500. Anyone with information on the death of this red wolf or any others, past or future, is urged to contact […]

“ Pirates’ Jamboree Remembering the Nags Head Casino”

“ Pirates’ Jamboree Remembering the Nags Head Casino”

A Fundraising Dance sponsored by… Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle, TowneBank of Currituck, and Wells Fargo Bank Elizabeth City, NC – On Saturday, September 29 (7 pm – 11 pm) the Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle look forward to presenting an evening filled with fun and entertainment as we host a fundraising dance themed “Pirates’ Jamboree Remembering the Nags Head Casino.” As the Museum works to recreate the image of the old Nags Head Casino as well as entertain with the Pirates’ Jamboree theme, attendees can look forward to a great night of dancing to tunes played by Beach & Blues DJ, Harvey Taylor and local band “Out ’n the Cold”. Taylor will begin at 7:00 […]

2012 PGA Tournament is a Classroom for College of Charleston Students

2012 PGA Tournament is a Classroom for College of Charleston Students

Charleston, SC – College of Charleston hospitality and tourism management majors are turning Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course into a classroom during the 2012 PGA Championship. Nearly 30 students in associate professor Wayne Smith’s Managing Corporate Events course are working hand-in-hand with corporate event planners to supervise dozens of hospitality suites. “This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these students,” Smith says. “There are very few universities who can provide students with access to major events such as the PGA Championship. We’ve been building this relationship for more than five years (since the Senior PGA Championship in 2007) and these students are poised to reap the benefits through experience and relationships.” Smith, who is serving as the co-chairperson of the tournament’s […]

New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

“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 […]

Wind Catchers (a.k.a Kiteboarding)

Wind Catchers (a.k.a Kiteboarding)

By Christopher D. Roberson Nags Head, NC – Tethered by 65 ft. of flying lines while strapped to a five-foot board, their parachute-shaped kites whisk them across the surf. Then suddenly, they leap into the air, fly without wings and land like cats. They call themselves kiteboarders. Chris Moore, kiteboarding operations manager of Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head, N.C., explained that kiteboarding brings with it a thrill that hooks even the most novice riders. “Kiteboarding grabs your entire focus and so you are fully immersed in the moment, leaving you free from the day to day worries and stresses,” he said. Although the sport was not completely fine-tuned and safe for the general public until 2007, Moore said that […]

Your Missing Out on Some Real FUN!

Your Missing Out on Some Real FUN!

OBX Outer Banks, NC – Yesterday, leftover swell from the recent string of NE wind remained on the east facing beaches providing some really fun summer time surf!  The standard surfing crew had it in the morning when the swell was up and the tide was pushing near low with very light offshore W wind.  By late afternoon, the wind switched SSE and increased to perfect “Light Air Wavesailing” strength hovering around 10 to 15 mph!  I signed off work a little early and headed out to Enterprise St in Nags Head.  Solid waist+ set waves were breaking nicely on the outer bar and though the tide was a little high and the surf was mushy, on the SeaLion it […]

Ophelia Weekend Surf Visit on the OBX!

Ophelia Weekend Surf Visit on the OBX!

OBX Outer Banks, NC – Yesterday, fun TS Ophelia long period swell rolled in complemented by cool WNW winds to provide perfectly clean standard surfing conditions! The north side of Nags Head Fishing Pier saw a nice outer sandbar setup and shallow inside courtesy of the summer beach nourishment sand which has begun the migration back to the ocean.  Many surfers were in the water donning full suits to protect against not the water, but rather the cool air as temps remained in the 60s for the day.  In the water though, balmy 70+ degree ocean water made it quite comfortable to sit waiting for the next set. Here are a few snaps from my phone camera from Sunday late […]

Labor Day and Arrival of Hurricane Katia Swell

Labor Day and Arrival of Hurricane Katia Swell

Outer Banks, North Carolina – Labor Day saw the arrival of long period SE swell from Hurricane Katia. Building surf though the afternoon provided FUN conditions with the perfect setup at Coquina Beach (just south of Nags Head) of SSW wind and long period (14 sec) swell in the 6 ft range. In the wave zone, the surf was very nice with meaty peaks and soft rights as the sets rolled in. In between the sets, the ocean sat down flat as the sound waters for dry hair on the way out while slogging though the surf zone. I was the solo wavesailor on the water; however, a number of the local kite crew were out enjoying the conditions. Winds […]