The Hatteras Atlantic is now calming after a pounding over the past few days! Throughout most of last week, strong NNE winds blanketed the islands. Coupled with a strong low pressure system offshore, the swell rose considerably creating big surf including south side wrap across the islands! The swell began to hit last Thursday, and peaked Friday. The wave kite crew caught the epic conditions with some radical action captured! Check these out! (click image to open gallery) photo: Dimitri Maramenides, Epic Kites photo: Dimitri Maramenides, Epic Kites photo: Lane DuPont photo: Lane DuPont On the windsurfing side, Keith McCulloch reported solo session at the North End, Ocracoke on Friday and some big conditions. I caught it at South Beach, […]
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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.
As colleges require advanced classes for students to participate in, many students exceed expectations by taking college level classes to gain admittance. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro allows students to take college level classes while they are still in high school. Students tend to take Advanced Placement classes to help prepare themselves for college and also to earn college credits while still in high school. “Two years ago we had a student receive 15 college credits by taking these classes,” distance learning facilitator Gloria Meads said. Since the program began, the number of students participating has increased each year. This year there are eight students enrolled already, with eight to 10 more expected this spring. Eight students were […]
First Flight High School Cross Country Coach Ronnie Hudgins had high hopes for his men’s team to finish in the top five at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A State Championship Meet Nov. 6 in Kernersville N.C. The men’s team finished 10th out of 16 teams with a total of 220 points, while the women’s team finished 15th out of 16 teams with a total of 353 points. There were about 129 runners in both events. “The competition was very tough this year, and we came up short of our goals,” Hudgins said. “But for the most part it was a successful season. Nearly everyone ran their fastest 5-kilometer race time by the end of the season, and a […]
StageKraft Productions will be performing “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in the First Flight High School auditorium this week. The show opens Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Performances are also scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. The cast and crew of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” pose before rehearsals last week. StageKraft Productions will perform the show three times this week. The price is $5 for students, children, and senior citizens and $7 for adults.
When NASA launched the Challenger, it unknowingly launched the dream of Knapp Junior High School student Danielle James. On that day, James realized she could reach for the stars and that no obstacle could prevent her from becoming a science teacher. “I decided on that day I wanted to teach and make a difference and no disaster could stop my dream,” James said. Her dream led her to earn an Associate of Arts in General Education from the College of Albemarle and a B.S. in Biology from East Carolina University. “My greatest accomplishment in education was that I am the first in my family to graduate from college,” James said. “I understand the importance of receiving a good education in […]
Last year 5,474 people were killed and another 448,000 were harmed from crashes that involved distracted driving in the United States alone, according to Governors Highway Safety Association. On Aug. 23, junior Brittany North became part of these statistics. North had just gotten her license a few days before school started and was driving alone to work for the first time. On the way, the familiar ‘ding’ of a text message sounded from her phone, prompting her to grab her phone and look at it. “As I read the text message, I was slowly drifting off the road. When I looked up I swerved because I panicked, I then overcorrected,” North said. “I lost control of my car and ran […]
Four years. 26 Chinese Partners, 33 American partners. One Global Partnership. Oct. 4 through Oct. 8 marked the second visit Wuxi, China students and teachers have made to the United States, continuing the China Partnership. The trip consisted of 14 students, each of whom stayed with a First Flight High School partner and his or her family, as well as two teachers who stayed with China Partnership adviser Jane Shipman. “[The Chinese partners] believe the Outer Banks may be one of the most beautiful places on earth,” Shipman said. “When we climbed Jockey’s Ridge and could see both the sound and the ocean they said ‘you could never be unhappy here.’ It reminded me that sometimes we don’t take advantage.” […]
While Dan Gediman was at home, sick with the flu, he found a copy of the 1950s book series called This I Believe. He started reading the series for comfort, but soon the books turned into something more. The pages came alive; Gediman saw himself in each one of the essays, set during the Cold War. “These people had circumstances different from us, but they were complaining about the same things,” said Gediman, the co-editor and Executive Director of This I Believe. To demonstrate how students from the past shared similar experiences with students in the present, Gediman held a student workshop on Sept. 23 to teach the purpose of the This I Believe essays. “When I was a high […]
College applicants generally take either the SAT or the ACT. All North Carolina students may one day take the ACT, if the State Board of Education pursues a current proposal. During a meeting of the State Board of Education in September, the possibility of free ACT testing for North Carolina high school juniors was discussed. Some believe all schools should be required to offer the ACT to all juniors with the costs being picked up by the state. While both exams are college admission tests, the SAT measures aptitude and problem solving ability; the ACT tests students on the curriculum students should have learned throughout their educational career. The ACT has up to five sections: English, mathematics, reading, science and […]
Sports First Flight XC Finishes in Top 10 at State Championship First Flight High School Cross Country Coach Ronnie Hudgins had high hopes for…