Category Archives: OBX News


Oysters by Diane Lea

As Islanders and many visitors know, our own homegrown festival, the Hatteras Day at the Docks, was abbreviated in September this year by the aftermath of hurricane Dorian. Taking up the slack is the Hatteras Island Oyster Roast, on the calendar on Saturday, February 1, to benefit the North Carolina Coastal Federation. The goal of […]


Dark Sky by Diane Lea

Making the most of what we have is an admirable characteristic of those of us living on Hatteras Island. And this fall has confirmed that our resiliency and the many resources of the Island continue to support us in difficult times. One of our major resources is the National Park Service. As we all saw, […]



Volunteers by Diane Lea

Here comes the good news we’ve been waiting for after almost three weeks of depressing video clips showing residences, buildings, cars, trees and docks damaged by tsunami-like waters flowing over Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. The Island Free Press announced that two of the most heralded events of the annual Day at the Docks celebration will […]


Day at the Docks by Diane Lea

With the advent of hurricane season, it’s time to celebrate the hardy nature of those of us who live on and visit glorious Hatteras Island. No event epitomizes the fortitude and creativity of the residents of our lovely island home more than the Day at the Docks festivities, scheduled this year for Friday, September 14 […]




Red Drum Tackle Shop by Diane Lea

It is now 15 years since Island master builder Archibald Morse raised our beloved Sand Box in Buxton. Archibald now lives and builds in Wilmington, but we treasure those 30 years of experience that building on Hatteras Island gave to Archibald and, by extension, to our modest project. As we look around, we are grateful […]