Stories in Houses

Special Christmas Houses: The Borzellinos of Southern Shores

The Christmas display is expected to run through Jan. 9, weather permitting. For Paul and Carla Borzellino of Southern Shores, decorating their home at 16 7th Avenue for Christmas begins early. Full story

Dec 5


Michael Coley lights up the Manns Harbor P.O.

The lights display is expected to run through Jan. 1. Manns Harbor resident Michael Coley loved decorating for the holidays when he was a child. “I was always the one in the family who put my grandma’s tree up,” the 35-year-old landscaper recalls. “I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about it.” Full story

Dec 8


Special Christmas Houses: The Hoods of Grandy

The lights display is expected to run through Jan. 7. For the past 16 years, Daryl and Verdery Hood have been spreading Christmas cheer with an eye-catching holiday display at their Grandy home that is not only an example of their own creative talents, but also reflects their lives. Full story

Nov 24


Special Christmas Houses: The Mennicuccis of KDH

The lights display is expected to run through New Year's Eve. Approximately 70,000 Christmas lights connected by two miles of extension cord will illuminate the season at a Kill Devil Hills home starting on Thanksgiving night – all for a good cause. Full story

Nov 22