Showing posts from January, 2016

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast!

A laid-back community event to celebrate local seafood and a healthy coast. Come enjoy fresh oysters, live music, a warm fire and good company.

Tickets: $15/person in advance or $20 at the door. Ticket price includes all you can eat oysters, one side of chowder and a non-alcoholic beverage. Be sure and save room for homemade dessert from the bake sale.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or contact Sarah Hallas.This event will take place rain or shine, tickets are nonrefundable.Sponsored by the North Carolina Coastal

NPS Completes New Inside Road

Inside Road Complete and Open Between Buxton and Frisco Superintendent David Hallac is happy to announce the opening of Inside Road, connecting Beach Access Ramp 44 with Beach Access Ramps 48 and 49 near the Frisco Campground, "Our staff did an amazing job finishing the Inside Road, which will provide wonderful access between these popular beach destinations." The Inside Road is approximately 4 miles long and and an Off Road Vehicle Permit is required to drive on it. The project, funded with ORV fee monies, continues the enhancement of beach access for the public across the Seashore.
Article & photo courtesy of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook.

Old Christmas: An Island Tradition

For more than 100 years residents of Rodanthe have celebrated two Christmases: the Christmas that comes with Santa Claus on Dec. 25, and Old Christmas, which is visited by "Old Buck" on Jan. 6. Held at Rodanthe Community Building, festivities begin on the first Saturday after Epiphany with Old Christmas Eve night. Today, families from the villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo gather to celebrate, roast oysters and await the bull of the hour. Tourists are welcome but seldom understand the meaning behind the added holiday. In the late 70s, Old Christmas had gained the reputation of being a good place to participate in a good old-fashioned drunken brawl. Towards evening Old Buck, the mythical wild bull, appears. He is a makeshift horned, masked creature, usually with the body of a blanket to cover the wearer. Legend has it that Old Buck impregnated every single cow in Buxton Woods and terrorized local farmers until a hunter finally shot him. His spirit survives in the Rodanthe …