Jan 29

Stream On: The persistence of vinyl–’Cadillac Records’ and ‘Sun Records’

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: Peter Hummers talks about the record company that brought the Blues into America's living rooms, and the record company most responsible for the synthesis of Rock 'n' Roll. Full story

Rogallo Birthday Fly-a-Thon

January 30 at 9 am | Jockey's Ridge State Park
Join us on Jan 30th to celebrate the 110th birthday of Francis Rogallo. Full story

Duck Town Hall Rotating Art Show features Abstract Paintings by Jill Block

A free opening reception for the next exhibit in the Rotating Art Show will be held in the first floor conference room of the Town Hall on Saturday, February 5 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Full story

Open-air Tram Tour around Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Make reservations to ride the Alligator River Refuge open-air tram tour. Next scheduled tram tour is Saturday, February 5, from 9 to 11 am. $10/person. Call 252-216-9464 for details and reservations. Learn… Full story

February 5
Celebrate Winter at The North Carolina Aquarium On Roanoke Island

UPDATE: Our Winter Carnival scheduled for this Saturday, January 29, has been postponed to Saturday, February 5 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Full story

February 16 at Noon
History for Lunch: Memories of the Currituck Outer Banks:  As Told by Ernie Bowden

The Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will host our second monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 12 p.m.  Aided by author Clark Twiddy, president of Twiddy & Company, Ernie Bowden recounts the tales of a unique life spent on the Currituck Outer Banks that give readers memories to be shared from one generation to the next. Full story

Theatre of Dare schedules auditions for “Next to Normal”

Theatre of Dare (TOD), community theater for the Outer Banks, will hold auditions for Next to Normal Monday, January 31, Tuesday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 2, from 6-9 pm at Dare County Arts Council (old Dare County Courthouse), 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo. Full story

Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series hosts Four Sundays, Four Films

See the film, Learn about the score

The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series is pleased to announce our first film series with commentary and introductions by Prof. Christopher Palestrant. 

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44th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show opens January 29

Dare County Arts Council UPDATE: Weather depending, the 44th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will open tomorrow (Saturday, January 29) at 12pm for public viewing. Please also note that in the… Full story

Cottages announced for 2022 Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour owner network has announced the list of cottages that will be open at this year’s tour to be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Full story

Stream On: Reflections in a glass eye II–biopics ‘Stan & Ollie’ and ‘The Three Stooges’

This week Peter Hummers suggests Stan & Ollie (2018), about the British-American comedy team Laurel and Hardy, and The Three Stooges (2000), about the Horwitz brothers and their colleague Louis Fineberg, aka Moe, Curly and Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. Full story

Dare County Master Gardeners to host Virtual Garden Series in conjunction with Dare County Library

Are you interested in gardening? Here's a way to make your winter blues go away. Start planning your spring garden now with the Library Garden Series presented by the North Carolina State Extension's Dare County Master Gardeners in conjunction with the Dare County Library. Full story

“Guardians of the Land: Discovering Indigenous Americans”

Children’s Exhibit Opening at the Museum of the Albemarle ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Museum of the Albemarle will open its newest children’s exhibit, “Guardians of the Land: Discovering Indigenous Americans” on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Full story

February 12
Starry Nights on Hatteras Island

February 12 from 2 to 8 pm | Hatteras Civic Center, 56658 NC-12, Hatteras 
Hatteras Village Civic Association sponsors this free community event which hosts the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center from UNC Chapel Hill. Full story

Stream On: Remembering the queen (and muse) of TV, Betty White

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: This week,  Peter Hummers  tribute to Betty White: her first TV series, her last, and the failed pilot for an American version of Fawlty Towers, with Harvey Korman Full story

Dare County Library announces return of Virtual Adult Programming Series for 2022

The Dare County Library has announced that its adult programming series will return beginning on Friday, January 14, 2022. Programs will continue to be offered virtually via Zoom in order to allow… Full story

Stream On: Reflections in a glass eye–biopics ‘Being the Ricardos’ and ‘Gleason’

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV This week Peter Hummers recommends two show-biz biopics "Being the Ricardos" (Aaron Sorkin, 2021) and "Gleason" (2002) Full story

Upcoming Dare County GOP events

There will be a Dare County GOP meeting on Thursday, January 13, at the Sand Trap Tavern. And the Dare County GOP will be hosting a 'Protect the Ballot' Workshop on Saturday, January 15, at the Sand Trap Tavern. Full story

Stream On: First, do no harm–’Dr. Death’ and ‘Dopesick’

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: Peter Hummers is watching Dr. Death, about a malevolent surgeon and Dopesick, about how physicians can go wrong (with corporate help). Full story

Gail Midgett Exhibit: Capturing My Version Of Beauty On The Outer Banks

From December 2021 through February 2022, our Vault Gallery will feature oil paintings by Gail Midgett. The three month-long exhibit will showcase places and things that Gail loves about the Outer Banks. Full story

Mike Kelly announces 2022 St. Patrick’s Parade

Event returns after two-year COVID hiatus After two years of having to cancel due to COVID-19, Kelly’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be back on in 2022. Parade Founder Mike Kelly, who has hosted the popular event for three decades, said the parade will be held on March 20 at 1 p.m. He added that more details about this year’s parade will be released after Jan. 1. Full story

Stream On: Death, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll–Gram Parsons and the Rolling Stones

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV: This week Peter Hummers takes us on a trip to The Rolling Stones at Altamont, and the grave-robbing of Gram Parsons Full story

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

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