Showing posts from September, 2010

Cape Hatteras Bike the Light

Hatteras Realty is a proud  sponsor of the 2nd Annual Bike the Light on October 2nd. This “zany” 8K bike ride from Cape Hatteras Secondary School to the Lighthouse and back is full of fun and craziness! Registration starts at 9am at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton and the race is from 10am til noon. The registration fee is $5 & includes riding the race and a T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to ride in funky costumes and decorate their bikes! There are prizes for the best costume and best decorated bikes. Ocean Atlantic Rentals provides bikes for those that don’t have one. This is a great way for the community and visitors to come together for a fun activity and for a great cause… all proceeds go to the Cape Hatteras Kiwanis Club. Come out and show your support. Bring a crazy costume, a bike and a friend or even a team!

ESA Returns to Cape Hatteras

ESA is the largest amateur surfing association in the world, with a current membership of over 7,000 surfers. Their family oriented programs promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The Association’s activities are organized into a total of twenty-six districts, which extend along nearly 2,000 miles of coastline. Stretching from Maine through the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, and the Great Lakes across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, each district’s programs are developed and operated by a dedicated group of volunteer directors and staff.
With a history of over forty years of success, ESA contests are organized at the grassroots, district level on a year round basis. Each District conducts four or more contests per year, and each year the ESA has over 150 competitions along the entire East Coast. From the local District level top finishers are invited to advance to Region competition (of which there are three), then the top finishers in those championship events are invited…

Golf Carts in Hatteras Village

In the summer months driving in Hatteras can be a chore if you get stuck behind ferry traffic, not to mention you are missing so much of the local scenery! With no sidewalks many vehicles have to share the road with pedestrians, bikers, scooters, etc. which can sometimes be hazardous. A large number of people enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Hatteras Village and appreciate the slow pace lifestyle- well it just got even better. Now, thanks to measures approved by Dare County, there is a new way to get around the village without driving, biking, or walking- golf carts! Those wonderful, fun little carts that you use on the golf course are now legal in Hatteras Village. You can rent a cart for the week to get you from your rental home to the market, beach, or local shops.
The Hatteras Village Civic Association, upon the request of Hatteras resident Buddy Swain, presented a measure to regulate the golf carts to the Dare County Board of Commissioners a few months ago, and the ordinance was …

Pleasantly Sunny Peach Margaritas

1 pound (about 3) ripe peaches, bottoms scored, plus 2 more peaches, for garnish3 tablespoons (2 1/2 ounces) orange liqueur, such as Cointreau2 tablespoons sugar1/4 teaspoon coarse salt3/4 cup (6 ounces) silver tequila3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 cups bottled peach nectar8 mint sprigs, for garnish
Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add 1 pound peaches, and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to ice-water bath to cool. Remove peaches from water.
Peel and halve peaches, and remove pits. Slice peaches into wedges, and transfer to a medium bowl. Toss with orange liqueur, sugar, and salt. Cover, and set in a warm spot until peaches give off juice, about 20 minutes.
Puree peach mixture in a blender or a food processor until completely smooth. Immediately stir in tequila and lemon juice. (Peach puree with tequila can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 4 hours.) Transfer to a pitcher, and stir in peach nectar.
Fill each of 8 tall glasses with ice, and garnish…

Standing Up to Hurricane Earl

On Wednesday at 11 AM, September 1, 2010, and on Thursday, September 2, the Dare County Control Group issued a mandatory evacuation for all vacationers, then residents, of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. A couple of weeks before, a heat blast blows past the west coast of Africa, turns into a hurricane, rakes the windward Caribbean Islands, grows into a frightening Category 4, and the cone of uncertainty points at Hatteras Island. Hurricane Earl, with 140 MPH + hurricane winds, torrential rains and huge seas, was grinding up the coast towards the Outer Banks.  
We were as prepared as anyone could be when a hurricane comes. We had handed out Hurricane Preparation Sheets to our previous Saturday and Sunday rental guests. Staff grabbed zones sheets and each rental house was methodically called, advising a hurricane was eminent. We informed guests as to where to go and asked them to complete the Hurricane Preparation Task List.
All employees of Hatteras Realty were called in to secure our ho…

Annual Day at the Docks

If you will be in town the weekend of September 18th, come the Annual Day at the Docks– A Celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen. Festivities begin on the Hatteras village waterfront at 10am and run until 5pm, followed by a work boat parade, blessing of the fleet at 6:30, and live entertainment by the Summertime Blues Band. This local event brings fishing families and tourists together where captains and crews demonstrate the tools and skills working watermen use at sea. Visitors are invited to compete in a net hanging contest, a concrete marlin competition and a survival suit race. Professional and home chefs will square off in a chowder cook-off and Outer Banks families share their special seafood secrets. Activities for children include a fishing contest, fish identification game, crab races and a mullet toss! Exhibits on fishing regulations, boating safety, seafood recipes, and marine resource conservation are in the big tent, while the working waterfront stage features musicians …

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Hurricane Earl Update 9/2 @ 9am

Hurricane Earl Update 9/1 @ 3pm

Hurricane Earl Update 9/1 @ 9am

Hurricane Earl Evacuation

There have been a great few beach days on Hatteras Island the last several days with light breezes, moderate surf and sunny skies.  We hope that everyone is enjoying their vacations.  That being said, those of us who live here know how quickly the weather can change. 

As of 8am on September 1st, 2010, Dare County has issued a mandatory evacuation for all Hatteras Island Visitors effective Immediately. The Dare County Control Group met this morning to assess the storm and issued the order in anticipation of high waves along the oceanfront of Hatteras Island. The evacuation order facilitates visitors leaving Hatteras Island before high seas produce over-wash on NC Highway 12 which will impede safe travel.

Dare County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Earl and urges all residents and visitors to take necessary precautions for possible hurricane force winds as the storm is expected to pass approximately 80 miles off the Outer Banks early Friday morning. …