Outer Banks Parade of Homes 2016

Save the Date for the Outer Banks Parade of Homes 2016 The 24th Annual Outer Banks Homes Builders Association Parade of Homes is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. This year Sandmark Custom Homes will feature the remodel of  Bella, located on Scarborough Lane in Duck, North Carolina. Originally built in 2006,…

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Local Outer Banks Dining Favorites

Wondering where to eat out when visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina? The choices are endless. Seafood, some good ole’ NC BBQ, Italian, Pizza, breakfast, burgers, donuts…..where do you start? Folks always ask us, where do the locals go? Well, here is a list of our local Outer Banks dining favorites, in no particular…

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Construction Begins on the Bonner Bridge

Before we moved to the Outer Banks in August 1996, we vacationed here. There was plenty of discussion about building a new bridge over Oregon Inlet.  20 years later construction is beginning on the new Bonner Bridge. Built in 1963 with a life expectancy of 30 years, the original Bonner Bridge is a 2.7-mile bridge…

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Grown & Flown!

  Our Pride & Joy: Sam & Amanda Martin It’s hard to believe that our children are now adults. When we moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina more than 20 years ago, Sam was 6 and Amanda was 3. Growing up on the Outer Banks was a dream for our two beach babies! We…

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Outer Banks Events

 There is plenty to do at the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Planning to visit? Check out these upcoming events in June. Calendar of Events Lost Colony Performances Lost Colony Backstage Tours Inaugural Beer Craft Week – May 30 – June 5 Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival – May 30 National Running Day – June…

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Farewell, Jimmy Hewett

Mark and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy Hewett, one of the landscapers we have worked with over the past 20 years. Jimmy Hewett, owner of Kitty Hawk Garden Center, passed away on February 1, 2016, from a heart attack. Jimmy greeted everyone with a smile and offered assistance when you…

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