If you’ve had the opportunity to travel to Ocracoke, then you may have stopped to visit some of the island’s most popular residents: the Banker ponies that are protected and cared for by your OBX national park staff. But how did these ponies come to be on the island? According to Cape Hatteras National Seashore,..
There’s never been a time when your OBX community and national parks need your support more than now. The good news is, you can choose how you give back and we hope you’ll join us today as we rally to support your parks, and our OBX community. Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global movement..
On January 20, your OBX national parks will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by celebrating the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed on January 20, 1986, the same day as..
When Jeff and Jennifer Schwartzenberg took their family to Wright Brothers National Memorial for the Kite Festival in 2014, they knew they were in for a day of fun. What they didn’t know is that their daughter Kaitlyn (right) – then only 3 years old – would create a memory for them that day..
Legend has it the Ocracoke ponies arrived in the Outer Banks with shipwrecked explorers in the 16th or 17th century, and they’ve called the island home ever since. While many of these early ponies were claimed by residents, some were left to roam wild. The National Park Service took over their care and maintenance in the 1960s..
Legend has it the Ocracoke ponies arrived here with shipwrecked explorers in the 16th or 17th century, and they’ve called the island home ever since. While many of these early ponies were claimed by residents, some were left to roam wild. The National Park Service took over their care and maintenance in the 1960s to..
The holiday season is here and you’ve probably been hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but have you heard about Giving Tuesday? If you’re not familiar, Giving Tuesday is an online day of giving celebrated each year around the world after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Think of it as the “do good”..
Mike Smith, better known to OBX locals and visitors as Moose on the Beach 104.7‘s morning radio show Moose & Jody, shares his story of why he chose to give to support Outer Banks Forever and his OBX national parks. I first visited the Outer Banks with my parents as a very young child in..
Back in the summer of 1993 when my family headed to Nags Head for a week, I didn’t know this amazing place would one day be our home. The group was my husband, 5-year-old son, one-month-old daughter, parents, and six younger siblings who traveled from California, Florida, and Virginia. The age range was 1 month..
National Park Week is celebrated every year in April around the country, but this year was special here in the Outer Banks. We were excited to officially launch Outer Banks Forever during National Park Week (April 20th-28th) and even more excited to partner with local businesses who wanted to show their love for your OBX..