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Find articles here about local news on the Outer Banks written by our fine authors including Russ Lay. No matter what area of the Outer Banks you enjoy, we present the local news from Dare, Currituck & Hyde counties. Check it out and enjoy.

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by Linda Lauby on August 06, 2020
OBX.Live: Doing What We Can to Keep You in Business
by Linda Lauby on August 06, 2020
Regardless of what industry each of us is in, we’re all doing our best to keep our employees and customers safe while protecting ourselves and our families. Of course, the decisions we’re forced to make have come with huge sacrifice and loss.... Read full article
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on July 31, 2020
From Tragedy a Celebration of Life Through Art - Part Deux
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on July 31, 2020
Fay Davis Edwards and AmyLynn McCabe continue explaining the various elements of the Peek-A-Boo wall dedicated to the loving memory and in celebration of the lives of Ravann Horton and Sebastian "Sebi" Lopez... Read full article
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on July 29, 2020
From Tragedy a Celebration of Life Through Art—Ravann and Sebastian
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on July 29, 2020
Along the southern walkway at Dowdy’s Park in Nags Head stands a painted wall known as the Peek-A-Boo wall. It was an integral part of the overall concept of the park designed for children to have some fun while experiencing art.... Read full article
by Russ Lay on June 19, 2020
The OBX Restaurant Future Beyond COVID—Will Outdoor dining, entertainment and takeout continue?
by Russ Lay on June 19, 2020
COVID-19 hit the restaurant industry hard but Outer Banks restaurants and local government changed policies to provide more options. Will expanded takeout, delivery and outdoor dining persist post-COVID? OBX.Live explores the possibilities. ... Read full article
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on June 05, 2020
The Weeping Radish--COVID-19 crisis highlights benefits of locally sourced food on the Outer Banks
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on June 05, 2020
The COVID crisis revealed how vulnerable our food supply chain has become to disruption. The Weeping Radish, an Outer Banks restaurant located in Currituck County, has long been at the forefront of the Farm to Fork movement.... Read full article
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on May 30, 2020
Sanctuary Vineyards: Hard hit but adapting to doing business during a pandemic.
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on May 30, 2020
The COVID crisis has taken a toll on many industries and businesses. But any business that relies on revenues from tourism, travel, events and retail sales has taken significant hits. Sanctuary Vineyards is the Outer Banks only winery/vineyard.... Read full article
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on May 19, 2020
Outer Banks Re-Open 2020
by Russ Lay "Buzz Master" on May 19, 2020
If ever there was an appropriate topic for a column that’s titled “OBX Buzz” the re-opening of the Outer Banks to visitors would have to top the list. For locals and visitors alike separating the hype from reality has been challenging.... Read full article
by Jordan Horwat on May 15, 2020
OBX Rentals Adopt Improved and Innovative Cleaning Processes to Promote Safety
by Jordan Horwat on May 15, 2020
OBX.Live talks to OBX rental management companies, cleaning firms and individual property owners about their cleaning and sanitizing standards. This article addresses safety, cleaning, and technology used to prepare for the busy rental season on OBX.... Read full article
by Linda Lauby on May 12, 2020
Welcome Back? To Rent or Not to Rent
by Linda Lauby on May 12, 2020
As we all gear up to welcome vacationers back to our beaches, some homeowners have been voicing concerns as to far-reaching responsibilities in regard to their guests’ health. Many homeowners are dependent upon rental income to pay their mortgages.... Read full article
by Russ Lay on May 12, 2020
Reopening OBX - How Businesses Are Preparing In The COVID Crisis
by Russ Lay on May 12, 2020
May 16 marks the opening date for visitors to return to the Outer Banks. While some restrictions remain, local businesses have been working hard to make your visit as safe as possible in the midst of the COVID crisis. ... Read full article
by Kenny Reid on May 04, 2020
It's Time To Speak Up
by Kenny Reid on May 04, 2020
I am Kenny Reid owner of Shoreline OBX vacation rentals and Shoreline builders. My wife and I moved to the Outer Banks in 1988, I had vacationed here as a kid as far back as I can remember. We need to all speak up now, we can be silent no longer.... Read full article
by Jordan Horwat on April 16, 2020
How Local Businesses Plan to Triumph After Outer Banks Closure
by Jordan Horwat on April 16, 2020
Tourism feeds the Outer Banks economy, but what happens when the bridges are closed to visitors? What sort of toll does that take on local businesses and the people employed by those businesses? ... Read full article
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