Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Paid to PLAY

Sometimes when you follow your passion, everything else just seems to fall into place. That’s what happened for these Outer Banks residents who, whether on a board or in a boat, fell in love with the water and found a way to weave their water sports hobbies into careers.

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My Ocracoke

My Ocracoke

My Ocracoke

At one time nearly every house on Ocracoke had a porch, or as islanders call it, a pizer (from the Italian piazza), where family and neighbors gathered in the evening to visit and share stories.

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In the Same Boat

In the Same Boat

In The Same Boat

The freshly restored Deepwater, a newcomer at the Manteo waterfront docks, was built on the Outer Banks during the midcentury lull, a time bookended by explosions of war and tourism. The wooden vessel was the first and last big boat that John Wilson Jr. ever made. Time has shown he did it right.

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