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This Month on Hatteras Island & Outer Banks

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apr 18-19, First Flight 5k and flying pirate half marathon

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon course winds its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Run the 13.1 miles and cover some spectacular ground – 2015 is the 6th Anniversary of this fun filled Pirate themed half marathon! Come to the Outer Banks and join the Pirate’s for this fantastic race! Begin in Kitty Hawk and follow the course into Nags Head, along the Albemarle Sound, around the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and through the Nags Head Woods Maritime Forest. Finish with a Pirate Jamboree in Nags Head!

On Saturday run the First Flight 5K on the NPS grounds of the Wright Brothers Memorial! Fun for everyone includes Finisher medals, event shirts, SWAG & Pirate Jamboree on Sunday! Come fly with the Pirates! Save the date: April 18 & 19, 2015 WWW.FLYINGPIRATEHALFMARATHON.COM

apr 18-26, obx bike week

Packed full with entertainment, great food, events and special attractions. Bike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours, Party Nights, Tattoo and Bikini Contests, Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, Pig Pickin & more!

april 30-may 3, 2015 ESA mid-atlantic regional surfing championships

With a history of over forty-five 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 competitions (of which there are three; Southeast, Mid-Atlantic & Northeast). The top finishers in those Regional championship events are invited to the The Easterns® which is held each September on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

This 4-day surf competition is sure to rock the pier this spring. Starting on Thursday and concluding early afternoon on Sunday with competition starting each day at 7 a.m. www.surfesa.org

may 1-2, Hatteras storytelling festival

Yarn tellin’, foot tappin’ Hatteras style! This year, the Festival will focus on local talent & Hatteras Island stories. Hatterasyarns.org

may 2, 4th Annual run in the sand- 5k road/beach race- 1 mile fun fun

Announcing the 4th Annual NCSHP / MADD / NCLEAP Run In The Sand. Proceeds go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and North Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program. The event consists of a 1 mile Fun Run / Walk which begins at 9:30 am. The 5K, which courses through the lighthouse grounds, begins at 10:00 am. Lastly, a M.A.D.D. Kid’s 50 Yard Dash on the beach starts at 11:00 am for ages 12 and under. Check us out on Facebook at NCSHP RUN IN THE SAND

may 25, shore break 5k and tide pool fun run

8am for 5K, 9am Fun Run. The 4th annual Shore Break 5K will be held at 8am and the Tide Pool Fun Run on the beach will immediately follow the 5K at 9am. Run through Kinnakeet Shores on gorgeous Cape Hatteras, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This race terrain will keep you entertained the entire 3.1 miles, from paved roads through winding beautiful Kinnakeet Shores to wooden bridges, boardwalks, beach walkways, a few steps up and over the dunes and finally finishing with an unbelievable view of the Atlantic Ocean as the final stretch takes you to the beach. Run, jog or walk, all are welcome! Come celebrate Cape Hatteras and give back to a great community! All proceeds from this event will go toward the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund. www.hatterasyouth.com

Christmas at Cape Hatteras!

Today until the first of the year buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night for free!  Come stay with Cape Hatteras Motel and enjoy 3 nights for the price of 2!  Now through the first of the year! 

The “supermoon” is gorgeous!!

Don’t let this time pass you by!  You have to be on the beach right now seeing the view I am.  The “supermoon” is absolutely gorgeous.  Give us a call today 1-800-995-0711 before it disappears!

Puppy Drum are biting!

Guests are catching puppy drum right in front of the  motel!!!  Come stay with us and enjoy some fall fishing.

Fall fishing has arrived!!

Fall fishing has fallen upon us!  Right in front of the motel, a returning guest caught a 26 pound red drum!

PBR Fishing Tournament at Avon Fishing Pier

Come stay with us at Cape Hatteras Motel and enjoy some fall fishing!

November 7-9 the Avon Fishing Pier will be open around the clock for the first annual PBR Classic- Red & Blue Fishing Tournament.

The tournament will focus on Red Drum and Blue Fish and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category.

Entry to the tournament is $90 per person or $60 per person for annual pier pass holders. To enter the tournament, visit the Avon Pier or AvonFishingPier.com to fill out the entry form and pay the entry fee. 63 people will be allowed to enter the tournament.

The PBR Classic will also feature a raffle. All funds raised through the raffle will go to the “T Fund,” which is a fundraising initiative to rebuild in the infamous “T” on the end of the Avon Fishing Pier.

For more information visit AvonFishingPier.com

Ribbon Of Sand – NC’s Outer Banks

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If You Ever Have Trouble Explaining Why Our Outer Banks Barrier Islands Are So Special, Consider Sharing This Video Narrated By Meryl Streep and John Grabowska.

USA Today’s “10Best” Visits Alluring Outer Banks!

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In a 10Best featured article for USA Today, “10Best Visits the Alluring Outer Banks.” The article notes, “When it comes to beaching it, everybody is different. Some sun worshippers long for action, a busy Boardwalk and plenty of after-dark activity. Then, there’s the Outer Banks. This series of North Carolina barrier islands attracts a mellower crowd. A strip of laid back beach towns connected by bridges, the Outer Banks, or OBX for short, is home to about 60,000 residents year-round. That number nears 500,000 during the summer and fall, vacationers drawn by powdery sand, stellar fishing and a shallow coastline dotted with historic wrecks. Most stay in the McMansions that line the beaches; six, seven and eight-bedroom homes that can easily host a multi-gen family getaway, a girlfriend’s weekend or a sporty man-cation.”

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Outer Banks “Things To Do”

Rodanthe Among USA Today Travel “Experience Beach” Section “Most Romantic Mid-Atlantic Beaches.”

Of Rodanthe, the article said, “Made famous by the romantic Nicholas Sparks novel, Nights in Rodanthe (which was turned into a movie starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane), this quiet beach in the Outer Banks provides the perfect backdrop for real-life romance. The windswept coastline is dotted with cottages, and the skies are filled with rare birds like white pelicans, thanks to a wildlife refuge bordering the town. The fishing pier is a beautiful spot to watch the crashing waves (some of the biggest on the East Coast), and it’s also popular for stargazing beneath some of the darkest skies east of the Mississippi.”

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Ocrafolk Festival on Ocracoke Island

June 7-9. for more updated information please visit our local news website at

www.islandfreepress.org.