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2011-02-11 00:00:46

Team Corolla Clubbers, staff from Corolla Classic Vacations and Corolla Real Estate, were awarded the top team for fund raising in 2010 for the OBX Relay for Life, Carnival for a Cure. The Outer Banks chapter of Relay for Life supports the American Cancer Society and their efforts to enable local programs and services in North Carolina. Corolla, NC (PRWEB) February 10, 2011 A January kick off meeting in Kitty Hawk, NC for the OBX Relay for Life was held to include awards presentations for...

2010-07-20 13:41:00

NEW BERN, N.C., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatteras Yachts, a unit of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced that it will consolidate production of both its Hatteras Yacht and CABO Yacht brands at its facility in New Bern, N.C. CABO Yachts are currently made in a plant in Adelanto, Calif., which will be closed by the end of the year as that production is phased down and migrated to the New Bern facility. "Bringing our brands under one physical roof will allow us to fully leverage...

2008-10-12 09:00:13

A friendly rivalry has brewed for years between surfers from Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. The matter will officially be settled when Wave Riding Vehicles holds its annual Outer Banks Pro surfing competition. This year's event has an invitation-only format and is being billed as the "Battle of the Banks." It will feature a 12-man team from Virginia Beach against a 12-man team from the Outer Banks and will be held between Oct. 19 and 26 in Rodanthe. "We're working with Surfline to...

2008-10-03 09:00:18

By DAMON TATEM PIER FISHING was good Thursday along the northern beaches but slower on Hatteras Island. Some bluefish, small speckled trout and a few scattered spot were landed throughout the day on Avalon pier. Nags Head pier anglers decked bluefish, several puppy drum, spot, some nice croaker and speckled trout during the morning. Nice-size tailor blues and 1-to- 1 1/2-pound croaker were taken in the afternoon. Plenty of keeper puppy drum, tailor bluefish, a few speckled trout,...

2008-09-28 12:00:33

DARE COUNTY | A ribbon-cutting and open house will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dare County Substance Abuse Center at 2808 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head. New Horizons, the program offered at the facility, is a Dare County initiative that gives individual assessments, group counseling and family education to residents experiencing substance abuse problems. Walk-ins are accepted, or call (252) 441-2324 to schedule an appointment. Currituck County League of voters offers...

2008-09-28 12:00:26

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot kill devil hills At the same time the opening scenes from "Nights in Rodanthe" filled the big screen Wednesday, water was racing into the road from the sea at the place where parts of the movie were shot. Ticket-holders traveling from Hatteras Island who wanted to attend the private screening at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 had to leave the island early, before the high tide came over the highway at Mirlo Beach. And...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot swan beach Plans have resurfaced for a commercial development, including a 50-room inn, on the northern Currituck Outer Banks where wild horses roam. Residents in Currituck's four-wheel drive area have begun mustering opposition, as they did four years ago, when the project was withdrawn. Developer Gerald Friedman of Norfolk wants the Currituck County Board of Commissioners to amend the development ordinance to allow "off road...

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Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'