Ocracoke Articles

The Vacation Rental Scene

By Beth P. Storie
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a treasured vacation place. In years back, there were lots of Mom and Pop — and some larger — motels here that were the annual destinations of many a vacationer. But many of these jewels have been torn down over the past couple of decades to make way for more vacation cottages.... Read More

Outer Banks Organic Farms

By Holly Roberts
SEEDS TO SOCIETY:  Conversations with Organic Farmers in Eastern North Carolina Somerset Farm: Old-Style for the Future Garlic, beets, turnips, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, squash, watermelons, cucumbers, daikon, radishes, kale, and sweet potatoes. That doesn’t even cover all the beautiful... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Outer Banks Fishing

By Beth P. Storie
For some fish, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries limits the size and amount you can harvest. Local tackle shops have all the information you need about bag and size limits, or you can see the limits online at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreationalfishing. For example, a flounder must be at least 15 inches... Read More

Dining on the Outer Banks

By Beth P. Storie
When visitors here ask about the best Outer Banks restaurants, locals may hesitate. Don't worry. It has nothing to do with the food served here. It's because their brain immediately floods with countless Outer Banks restaurant choices, from casual cooking to creative cuisine. While each town on the Outer Banks has... Read More

Corolla & The Currituck Outer Banks

By Beth P. Storie
Corolla on the Currituck Outer Banks is vacationland. This area is, on the whole, the newest, most modern resort area on the Outer Banks, and it exists primarily for summer vacations. Corolla has many miles of beautiful beaches and thousands upon thousands of rental cottages to house the people who want to enjoy the... Read More