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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA?

2/28/15

 

WEATHER: DUCK-SUNNY, 34 DEGREES

COROLLA-SUNNY, 33 DEGREES

SPRING FLING CLEAN UP DAY

MAR 07, 2015

1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-3234

Many hands make for light work. Please assist The Gardens Staff, alongside our much-appreciated volunteers for a spring cleaning day to prepare for our 2015 season. Light snack and beverages will be provided. Please dress for the weather and be sure to wear rubber boots or old shoes. If you have gloves please bring those as well. We will provide buckets and wheelbarrows.

 

2015 GRAVEYARD 100

MAR 07, 2015MAR 08, 2015

Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The 100-mile course is actually 101.5 miles point-to-point Cutoff: 30-Hours. Runners will travel the entire length of paved highway on Bodie Island and Hatteras Island viewing much of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore via historic Hwy 12. Runners will see beautiful landscapes including 3 of the famous North Carolina Lighthouses. Runners will cross the 2.5 mi. long Bonner Bridge spanning Oregon Inlet between Bodie Island and Hatteras Island at the 50mi. point between noon and sunset. All runners will cross Bonner Bridge on foot unless there is risk of injury from wind/weather. The Graveyard 100 is designed to be a point-to-point course with the intention of running from Corolla to Hatteras via Hwy 12. The alternate out-and-back course isn’t something we want to implement and will only do so in the event of a weather emergency. KTComment: Our ultra long distance runner Laura Carver will be taking this one on! Way to go!

 

 

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has launched an information page to help summer visitors avoid the heavy Saturday traffic experienced when accessing the area via US 158 and the Wright Memorial Bridge. Get to the OBX FASTER offers a benefit to our summer visitors. The web page and its links provide smartphone-ready alternate map routes and also encourage visitors to consider starting their summer weekly stays on a Friday or Sunday instead. Check out outerbanks.org and look for the swimsuit girl image on the right side of the homepage to get to the tips and maps page, or you can go straight there by typingouterbanks.org/GetToTheOBXFaster. Please feel free to share the map links on that page, or the Visitors Bureau webpage link with your customers. This program on its own will obviously not fix the much bigger traffic situation, and particularly not in the short-term. We do believe, though, that it is a step in the right direction and if we can move even a portion of the Saturday traffic off of the bridge, that’s a good thing.

The link to vote for Duck, NC being the Best Coastal small town:

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-coastal-small-town/duck-n-c/

Don’t miss out on taking a look at the Twiddy Blog!

http://blog.twiddy.com/2015/02/26/14-local-secrets-every-new-obx-traveler-should-know/

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