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Hurricane Joaquin Forecast

Hurricane Joaquin Forecast

A Flood Watch is in effect for all of eastern North Carolina until Saturday evening, and National Weather Service forecasters say the entire state could get over 7 inches of rain by early next week.

Visitors will no longer be able to travel to Ocracoke. Law enforcement will be stationed at each ferry terminal to allow only residents, property-owners and vendors access Thursday and Friday. No inbound traffic will be allowed starting Saturday.

Hurricane Joaquin has now been raised to a Category 4 Hurricane with winds reaching 130 mph. The powerful tropical storm became a major hurricane overnight. On Thursday afternoon, it intensified to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, which may grow stronger. Hurricane projections are notoriously unpredictable and regardless of whether Joaquin makes landfall, it probably will cause plenty of rain and more flooding along an already soaked East Coast.  Coastal and interior areas may dodge a bullet in terms of the worst of Joaquin’s fury, but predecessor rains streaming up the East Coast pose a risk of flooding in the Mid-Atlantic Friday and Saturday. 

Winds: 130 MPH

Pressure: 936 mb

Moving: SW at 6 MPH 

We will continue to keep you updated and keep a close watch on Hurricane Joaquin and its unpredictable path. You can also keep watch by staying updated with these major weather websites:

Outer Banks Fall Events

Outer Banks Fall Events

The first official day of fall for 2015 is September 23rd. That means the seasonal fall events are just around the corner! We archived a list of the events with details that will be taking place this fall here on the Outer Banks.



Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

Event Date: Sep 19 – Sep 25

REAL Watersports 2nd Annual Cape Hatteras Wave Classic kitesurfing contest. The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is an open kitesurfing competition focused solely on kitesurfing in the ocean. Surf-style kiteboarding is an up and coming sport and September is one of the best times of the year for surfing and kitesurfing in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina due to wind conditions. Open registration allows anyone to enter and compete for prize money and bragging rights in the 2015 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic.


ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

Event Date: Sep 20 – Sep 26

Taking place at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC. The best amateur surfers on the East Coast competing to be Easterns champion!


Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

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The festival is held at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, North Carolina. The festival event site is a 27 – acre venue by downtown Manteo. Gates open at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 23, and 10:00am on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 24 – 26. Plenty of southern food vendors will be at the festival and the music is enjoyable for the whole family.


All Out Pink Road Race 10 Mile Bridge Run & 5K

Event Date: Sep 26

Come out and support the fight against Breast Cancer. The 6th annual All Out Pink Road Race to Mile Bridge Run and 5k Saturday, September 26th at 8:00am at The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, North Carolina. The race is presented by Outer Banks RunCations, Sun Realty and Outer Banks Bootcamps. Set at the scenic Elizabethan Gardens at Historic Fort Raleigh National Park. The race is a 10 mile bridge run and 5k is an out and back, fast and challenging course that crosses the old Manns Harbor Bridge. The 5k does not cross the bridge.


Outer Banks Brewtag

Event Date: Oct 3

A celebration of flight and beer benefitting the Rogallo Foundation, OBX Brewtag is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, translated to “flying day” in German. Brewtag contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. The cost to compete is only $25 and admission to the event is free to the general public. A great selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase that day. This is a family friendly even so there will even be plenty of activities for the kids also.


9th Annual Duck Jazz Festival

Event date: Oct 11

The 9th Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC is held in the town of Duck, North Carolina on Columbus Day weekend. The event is a non-ticketed, day-long festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages. The gates open at 10:00am with live music starting at 11:00am. This jazz event is designed to encourage people to stay in the area and support local businesses. Businesses throughout Duck participate by offering jazz-themed events leading up to the festival.


Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Event date: Oct 17

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a great experience promoting the area’s seafood heritage and community. You’ll find cooking demonstrations, educational booths and best of all, the chance to eat fresh, local seafood from more than a dozen restaurants. This year’s Festival runs from 10:30am to 6:00pm.




Outer Banks National Scenic Byway

Outer Banks National Scenic Byway

Take the road less traveled. Take the time to experience the actuality of North Carolinas Easternmost parts along the coast of the state’s barrier islands. Currently the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway is made up of nine barrier islands - or banks. The islands protect the mainland coast from the Atlantic Ocean's, at times, compelling winds and water.

The length of the secluded road is 142.5 driving miles.

The driving time is 6.5 hours – including 3.5 hours on two ferries.

The byway begins in the Outer Banks region and ends in the Crystal Coast region. The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway passes through one of the nation's great coastal landscapes, tidal marshes, wind-swept dunes, and alluring sounds border the roadway. The byway also includes two national seashores, Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout. There is two national wildlife refuges - Pea Island and Cedar Island. The barrier islands are separated away from the mainland by six different sounds ranging from three to 40 miles wide. From North to South they are: Currituck, Albemarle, Roanoke, Pamlico, Core and Bogue.




The oceangoing culture of the 21 coastal villages along the road is what makes this route so unique. Each maritime village shares a common cultural heritage which is shaped by the well know barrier islands and three shallow sounds - Pamlico, Core and Back. During the drive visitors will notice that the tiny villages are held together by locally owned businesses with barley a chain business in sight.   The residents of these villages build boats, fish and hunt, operate ferries, guard the coast, tell stories and provide services to visitors. Fishing and hunting as livelihoods are keys to this culture that goes along with living on the coastal edge. Byway villages are held to a significant national history, a collection of the nation’s earliest civil works. This includes four historic lighthouses and eight early U.S. Life-Saving Service or U.S. Coast Guard stations. The four lighthouses along the byway are Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Ocracoke Village Lighthouse, and Cape Lookout National Seashore Lighthouse.

Take the drive on The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway and get a feel for how life was like before the hectic schedules and tourist-driven cities. The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway begins in the north at Whalebone Junction. The joining of US 64-264, US 158, and NC 12 in Nags Head, Dare County, North Carolina. Travelers following the Byway’s NC 12 south can see the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Pamlico Sound on the west. The road crosses over Bodie and Hatteras islands in Dare County, Ocracoke Island in Hyde County and Down East in Carteret County to end on the west side of North River at the intersection of US 70 and Merrimon Road. The byway includes two ferry rides. One free, between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. The other, between Ocracoke Island and Downs Easts Cedar Island. The Scenic Byway ends in Beaufort in the Down East region of North Carolina.

New findings on The Roanoke Island Missing Colony

New findings on The Roanoke Island Missing Colony

One of the first few thoughts that come to mind when you think of the Outer Banks includes Roanoke Islands Lost Colony. Chances are if you have ever visited Manteo or the OBX in general, then you have seen the outdoor drama The Lost Colony produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association. This is a non-profit association created to help celebrate the history of the first English colonies on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The play is was generated to honor the founders of The Lost Colony through drama, education, and literature.

For those of you that don’t know the story about the disappearance of The Lost Colony, let’s bring you back to the 16th-century. In July of 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island with a commission from Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. An Englishmen named John White helped lead the settlers to Roanoke Island, which is located inside the chain of barrier islands that is today called the Outer Banks. It was Sir Walter Raleigh’s second attempt to colonize North Carolina, but the first to include civilians and families. White’s granddaughter, Virginia Dare was the first child born in the New World to English parents just weeks after their arrival. A resupply trip sent White back to England that same year. A naval war with Spain delayed his return. Three years later in 1590, when English ships returned to bring back supplies, the settlers had vanished. The only clue left behind was the word “Croatoan” carved into a fence post, and the letters “CRO” on a tree. Many believe these referred to what is now Hatteras Island, 50 miles south of their settlement.

On and off for the past three years, Nicholas M. Luccketti and his archaeology team have been working along the coast of the Albemarle Sound trying to uncover more clues on this mystery. Mr. Luccketti and colleagues with the First Colony Foundation have been digging up parts of the shores and hillsides of the Albemarle Sound hoping to find traces of the colonists. The dig site where they have been working is located in a secluded cove off of a creek in Merry Hill N.C., they call the spot Site X. The archaeologists have not found evidence of structures there, but have found ceramics and other material of European origin that might have come from Roanoke colonists. In an article posted by The New York Times Luccketti says “I’m trying to make sure that I say this correctly. We have evidence from this site that strongly indicates that there were Roanoke colonists here.”

New findings means more questions and more excitement. Some scholars who have seen the evidence are supportive of the findings, but at least one sees the evidence as not enough to draw solid conclusions. All agree more digging is needed in order to determine the findings at Site X. The latest findings include fragments of earthenware and pottery, a mashed metal rivet, and a piece of a hand-wrought nail. All were found in a shallow pit on a hillside above the Albemarle Sound.

In 2012 was when the most alluring clue was brought to attention by the British Museum when they re-examined one of White’s coastal maps for the First Colony Foundation. X-ray spectroscopy and other imaging techniques revealed that a patch hid a four-pointed blur and red star on the western end of Albemarle Sound.  That certain spot, near the outlets of the Chowan River and Salmon Creek, more or less corresponded to White’s reference to a site 50 miles inland, Croatoan (now Hatteras Island). Eric Klingelhofer, a vice president for research at the foundation and a history professor at Mercer University in Macon, GA says “We need to know more. This whole story is a blank page, a blank chapter of history, and I think archaeology is the only way to come up with answers.”

If you would like to read more about the new findings of the Roanoke Island Colony check out this article the New York Times posted.

Fourth of July

OBX Fourth of July Fireworks and Events

It’s almost that time of the year again, time to celebrate Americas birthday! From Corolla to Manteo, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy this Independence Day for 2015. There is no better place to spend your Fourth of July than here on the beaches of the Outer Banks.



23rd Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy Independence Day at the family fun and friendly Historic Corolla Park. This event includes fireworks show, free live music, food vendors, a corn-hole tournament, watermelon eating contest, and children’s games. Admission and parking are free. Fireworks display at dusk.



11th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade

Friday, July 3rd 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Immediately after the parade join the community for an Independent Day celebration at Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. The event features live music from Just Playn’ Dikieland, cold refreshments, watermelon provided by Green Acres, and the awarding of the parade trophies! ABC News named the Town of Duck’s festivities as one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebration.


Kill Devil Hills

4th Annual Sun Realty Firecracker 5K, Old Glory Mile & Little Sparkler Fun Run

Friday, July 3rd 2015

Location: 102 Town Hall Drive Kill Devil Hills, NC

Sun Realty Outer Banks Freedom 5K – 7:00am

Old Glory Mile – 7:05am

Little Sparkler Fun Run – 7:45am

Come out and participate or support the all American family and community event in the spirit of American Independence! Presented by Sun Realty and Outer Banks RunCations supporting the Wounded Warrior Project Event Participants will enjoy post-race refreshments provided by The Shore Chef & Outer Banks Rum Cakes.

The town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate with a fireworks show at dusk on the Avalon Fishing Pier which is located at Mile Post 6 on the beach road.


Nags Head

2015 Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run

Friday, July 3rd 2015 at 8:30a.m.

Location: Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head

The Outer Banks Running Club invites you to run/walk/overcome a 2 mile course on the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Proceeds go toward Friends of Jockeys Ridge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, preserving and enhancing Jockey’s Ridge Sate Park.

The Town of Nags Head will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:25p.m. on the ocean pier located at mile post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head.



Location: Manteo Waterfront, Roanoke Island Park

The Town of Manteo celebrates Independence Day every year on the 4th of July with festivities that occur all day.  There is a firework display over the sound at dusk.



Owner Appreciation Party

Owner Appreciation Party
Each and every year we have an owner appreciation party where we celebrate our relationships with the homeowners who have trusted us to manage their vacation rentalThis year the party was held on Saturday, May 16th at the Kilmarlic Golf Club.  This was a great way for our owners to check out Kilmarlic and to get to know how our K Club amenity program works. Every homeowner who attended this year’s event received a $100 credit towards maintenance labor and was entered into a raffle for a $500 credit.  Dinner and drinks were served, and there was also a putting contest with prizes provided by Kilmarlic Golf Club.
The K Club is an exclusive amenity program provided to rental guests of K Club member homes on the Outer Banks. Stan White Realty is the first Outer Banks Rental company to extend K Club benefits to all of the properties in our program. The K Club is an exclusive amenity program provide by the Kilmarlic Golf Club. Members receive special discounts & services on a variety of OBX activities including: golf, water sport rentals, activity packages, and more.
Get the full advantage of owning a home here on the Outer Banks by signing up with Stan White Realty and Construction.  If you’re willing to welcome others into your home away from home here on the Outer Banks, then allow us to welcome you into ours! Visit the Property Management section of our website or call (252) 441-1515 to talk about listing your rental home with Stan White Realty today.

OBX Bike Week 2015

Outer Banks Bike Week 2015

April 18th - 26th 

The 13th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week is rolling back into town this spring! The motorcycle rally will include countless events scheduled up and down the OBX between the dates of April 18-26, 2015. Some of the events during Bike Week 2015 include live music, bike shows, poker runs, guided tours, outdoor concerts, tattoo and bikini contests, great local food and even more! There is absolutely no doubt that there will be any trouble enjoying your bike week here on the OBX.  Come book your stay now with Stan White Realty and enjoy the nine days of non-stop entertainment and of course riding! With over the 100 miles of scenic coast views of the barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks your stay here with Stan White will be both memorable and satisfying.

Visit to read more about the Outer Banks Bike Week 2015 Schedule of Events. Event times and dates are subject to change*

Book early and save with Stan White Realty for OBX Bike Week. This includes properties starting all the way from Corolla to South Nags Head. Discounted rates plus FREE early check-in (1pm, a $100 value!) for participating properties when you book a week-long stay for Outer Banks Bike Week beginning April 18th or 19th. Check out our variety of welcoming deals that are good from 04/18/2015 – 04/25/2015 and use the promo codes listed below each property. 

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