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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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