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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in Currituck's four-wheel drive area have begun mustering opposition, as they did four years ago, when the project was withdrawn.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...

2008-09-21 09:00:28

DARE COUNTY | Dare County will unveil and demonstrate its new glass crusher at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Public Works Facility at 1018 Driftwood Drive in Manteo. The glass crusher eliminates the costs of transporting bottles to re cycling companies and will save the county about $30,000 a year. The crushed glass will be available free to Dare County residents to use for paths and gardens. The public is invited to attend the event and a luncheon, followed by a tour of the facility....

2008-09-19 09:00:24

The 12th annual Remembrance Celebration of the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island takes place Friday, Sept. 26. "First Light of Freedom," as the free event is called, starts at 4 p.m. at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on U.S. 64 north of Manteo. With music by the gospel ensemble Echoes of Heritage, wayside markers will be re-dedicated. The original colony, which was home to hundreds of runaway slaves, was a striving community on the north end of the island from 1862 to 1867....

2008-09-18 09:00:24

OPPONENTS of stricter limits on beach driving on the Outer Banks have failed to persuade Congress to intervene on their behalf. Now, perhaps, they'll return their attention to where it can do the most good - local discussions. Last week, a U.S. Senate subcommittee scuttled a bill that would have nullified a court settlement signed this spring by the National Park Service, environmental groups, a coalition of off-road vehicles users and Dare County officials. The bill called for a return to...

2008-09-11 09:00:47

DARE COUNTY | Tanger Outlet Centers will be selling a special Pink Card beginning Wednesday that will give customers a 25 percent discount at participating Tanger stores . The Pink Cards will be available through Oct. 19 for a $1 donation at the Tanger Customer Service Center . Proceeds from the sale of the cards will benefit a local breast cancer organization. In addition, Tanger has expanded its efforts to fight lung, colon and prostate cancer. Each time a Tanger shopper purchases...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By CATHERINE KOZAK, JEFF HAMPTON, KRISTIN DAVIS AND LAUREN KING By Catherine Kozak, Jeff Hampton, Kristin Davis and Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna paid a quick visit to the Outer Banks and checked out before noon Saturday, leaving a stiff breeze and rough surf behind. With the storm's center carving through inland counties, the worst weather delivered to the coast was a blast of heavy rain during the morning. It cleared out within about 30 minutes. Later in...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY at Corolla's Currituck Heritage Park, where there's something for the whole family. History buffs should enjoy touring the historic Whalehead Club, a magnificent, refurbished soundside mansion built in the 1920s. The park also is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, which went into operation in 1875. It's the northernmost lighthouse on the Outer Banks, and it's open for tours. You can climb 214 steps to the top for a panoramic view of land and sea. For curious...

2008-08-28 09:00:47

The Virginian-Pilot Bodie Island Spit at Oregon Inlet reopened on Wednesday to off- road vehicles, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. The area, one of the most popular ORV fishing spots in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, has been closed to beach drivers and pedestrians for much of the summer to protect nesting shorebirds as required in a legal agreement. The ocean shoreline is open from Ramp 4 south for 2.1 miles to Oregon Inlet and from Ramp 4 north for 2.1 miles, according to...

2008-08-25 03:00:26

By Anonymous First it was the faltering economy, then the birds, specifically nesting plovers, an imperiled species that prompted the closing of some popular Cape Hatteras National Seashore fishing beaches. Together, figures Carolyn McCormick, managing director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, they cast a pall over tourism. Then came a real pall, a fire at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge that wafted smoke over Eastern North Carolina. The impact of the economic downturn and fire,...


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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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