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Shiny New STAR Center Opens At NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island Rehabilitating Amazing Sea Turtles

Built with revenues generated from Jennette's Pier in Nags Head and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, not from extra taxpayer dollars, the STAR Center facilitates tireless work by N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) plus dedicated volunteers. When awesome people care and come together for our sea creatures, great things happen!

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Jockey’s Ridge among ’50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders’

As the USA gears up for its birthday celebration, CNN highlights its favorite natural wonders across the nation in "50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders."

For North Carolina, CNN selected Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head, noting, "The dunes of Jockey's Ridge change with the wind, taking on the character of deserts: hot, bright and windy. Despite the volatile terrain, the tallest sand dune on the country's Atlantic Coast provides a scenic perch for sunsets. Temperatures can get high, with the sand often much hotter than the air. For the full experience of the 80- to 100-foot dune, try kiteboarding or sandboarding, which are allowed by permit during parts of the year in a designated area. Hang-gliding lessons are also available. The park on Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks is bounded by Roanoke Sound to the west, home to big cordgrass, black needlerush, marsh pennywort, marsh-elder, cattail and lance-leaved sagittaria. A daylight-use park only, morning visitors might also spy the tracks of nocturnal animals such as foxes and lizards across the sand."

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Outer Banks NC among ‘best places to watch a sunset’ – USA Today

usa today best outer banks hotelAccording to a recent USA Today Readers' Choice contest found the Outer Banks one of North America's "Best places to watch a sunset." Of the Outer Banks, the review notes, "The East Coast is typically better known for its sunrises, but not so in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Set up your lawn chair facing west, and enjoy the show."

Guests at the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel are able to enjoy both stunning sunrises over the oceanfront and some of the best sunsets on the water across the nearby Roanoke Sound.

2013 Duck Jazz Festival

outer banks hotel special for jazz festThe Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013 featuring top national jazz bands performing at the Duck Town Park for the main event on Sunday. There are many other jazz events going on over this weekend at nearby restaurants on Friday and Saturday as well. Don't miss the Live Outdoor Musical Concert featuring “Mojo Collins & Triple Vision” at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village on Friday , October 11 and don't miss the main event - the Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Faire Days Event in Duck – Wednesday, August 28

2013 Faire Days Festival in DuckFaire Days is a summer long series of exciting festival events for the entire family. Hosted by Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck from 1-6pm every WEDNESDAY, each event will include 5 continuous hours of great music from two different bands plus: mustang rides, scavenger hunt, clown/magician, juggler, marionettes, author book signings, glitter tattoo table, DIY jewelry, painting & projects ... plus everything from ice cream, popcorn, snacks, BBQ, wine & fine dining. FREE Admission, ALL within a cozy tree covered courtyard enclave of 15 boutique shops featuring high quality merchandise.

Here is the schedule for Faire Days for Wednesday, August 28th

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Last Magical SUPER MOON Of The Season Tonight!

The super sun, sand and surf on the Outer Banks NC is well known to many, but there are also hidden special summer secrets to discover this time of year. Beachcombers will notice that the pull of the full moon often causes huge tidal pools on the beach at low tides. On nighttime strolls you are also likely to see bioluminescence rolling in the Atlantic Ocean waves. Sometimes this luminescence even permeates the beach, so it glows around your steps as your foot presses into the sand. This incredible natural phenomenon is also somewhat magical to experience!

The Lost Colony 76th Anniversary Season

lost colonyThis is the 76th Anniversary Season of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green’s The Lost Colony. This symphonic drama recounts the historical events leading to the disappearance of the first English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. A live performance featuring epic battles and Indian dances to the pageantry of the Queen and her court.

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The Lost Colony is located  a short drive away from the Nags Head Inn on Roanoke Island.

Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. May 31 – August 22. Monday – Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Adults half price on Saturday nights. Children 12 and under free on Monday nights. Backstage tours at 7:30 p.m. Admission.

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For more information on Outer Banks Events visit the Outer Banks Events Calendar

Faire Days Free Outdoor Festival Offers Perfect Day-Trip Diversion

2013 Faire Days Festival in DuckToday marks the very 1st in a summer long series of exciting festival events for the entire family known as Faire Days. Hosted by Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck from 1-6pm every WEDNESDAY, each event will include 5 continuous hours of great music from two different bands plus: mustang rides, scavenger hunt, clown/magician, juggler, marionettes, author book signings, glitter tattoo table, DIY jewelry, painting & projects ... plus everything from ice cream, popcorn, snacks, BBQ, wine & fine dining. FREE Admission, ALL within a cozy tree covered courtyard enclave of 15 boutique shops featuring high quality merchandise.

See the Complete Schedule and Learn More about Scarborough Faire

2013 Nags Head Woods 5k Race

The Nags Head Woods 5k Race is set for SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 – 8:30 AM at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. Nags Head Inn is a great location for your stay for the race. Our oceanfront outer banks hotel is centrally located in Nags Head for convenient access to the race site.

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Easter 2013 Outer Banks Hotel Special

Come Join us for Easter on the Outer Banks! It's a great time of the year to visit the Outer Banks. We have been busy with some nice hotel renovations and we have a great indoor pool, hot tub, and scenic oceanfront Outer Banks hotel rooms for you to enjoy.

There is a great Easter Egg Hunt at nearby Jockey's Ridge : Fly Into Spring and Easter Eggstravaganza:

Kitty Hawk Kites will be starting off the 2013 season with the annual “Fly into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza!” Come join the Kitty Hawk Kites crew March 29th-30th at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing to celebrate the start of a new season on the Outer Banks. The Kite Festival will take place on both Friday and Saturday from 10am-4am at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the largest living sand dune on the East Coast! Come enjoy some fresh spring air, high flying kites, and all around fun on the dunes. The Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing Shopping Center, across the street from the Kite Festival. Join us both Friday and Saturday for Easter Egg Hunts starting at 11:00am. The hunts will be broken down by age groups: 6 & Under and 7& Up. Keep an eye out for the Golden Egg! Don’t forget to stick around to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 12:00-1:00pm. Both events are FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Don’t miss the big kickoff to Spring 2013!
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