Talk:Outer Banks

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It's a place where adventure is still possible, where romance thrives, and where tide charts, seagulls, and wild ponies take precedence over convention and pretense.

Touching, but unencyclopedic. -- Montrealais

external links[edit]

someone needs to post external links so people looking for current information on the Outer Banks can find it here. weather, local attractions, newspapers, chamber of commerce... something! MPS 17:15, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

Well there is a lot of misinformation on this page, but I'm not going to edit it because the things I have added to the page you have deleted. Ocracoke Island is part of the Outer Bank of North Carolina, Dare County would like for you to think otherwise that is why their website "Outer Banks" does not mention Ocracoke. The funding for that website is paid for by Dare County, the only part of the outer banks not in Dare is Ocracoke Island which is in Hyde county, that is what I tried to make that clear when posting a website with information about Ocracoke Island. I'd appreciate it if you leave this information up. Ocracoke Island is part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, if their is any confusion about this just look at a map. —Preceding unsigned comment added by OcracokePhoto (talkcontribs) 15:52, 10 December 2008 (UTC) is the website for Dare County's tourism organization. Ocracoke isn't mentioned on the site because Ocracoke is part of Hyde County. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:59, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

wait! I forgot there is also the towns of Duck and Corolla to the North which are also part of the outer banks, they are located in Currituck county, NC this from their website: CURRITUCK OUTER BANKS With great beaches, historic sites, shopping, dining and great golf courses, the Currituck Outer Banks is one of the most popular places in the world to visit and live. Located along the northeastern coast of North Carolina between Kitty Hawk, N.C. and Chesapeake, Virginia, —Preceding unsigned comment added by OcracokePhoto (talkcontribs) 04:04, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Relax. Wikipedia doesn't rely on promotional websites for its articles. Yes, of course Carova Beach, Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Wanchese, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, and Ocracoke are all part of the Outer Banks. Any decent map of the area says so, as do all the Wikipedia articles about those towns. RossPatterson (talk) 04:24, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm going to remove the OcracokePhoto link again. This article is a spam magnet, and the more that links it has the more webmasters feel entitled to add their own links. The OcracokePhoto link is in the Ocracoke article, and it doesn't need to be in both places. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 05:55, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, thanks for just promoting Dare county. :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:49, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Who in the hell is Ross Patterson and why do you think you have the authority to decide about info on the Outer Banks? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:16, 25 August 2009 (UTC)


I deleted the article [[OBX]] as per Vfd, because of a consensus to merge and redirect here. The text of OBX was:

According to a popular line of advertising merchandise, OBX stands for the "Outer Banks" of North Carolina, a popular tourist destination.

Any interested user is free to merge this in somewhere; I don't know where to merge it to. Ingoolemo talk 00:39, 2005 Jun 11 (UTC)

Who in the hell is Ross Patterson and why do you think you have the authority to decide about info on the Outer Banks.

Copyright Thing[edit]

I was looking for some more material for a college paper, and I ran across a page with nearly identical text to the opening paragraph to this article at [1], so I've put up the Copyright flag. -T2X 03:39, 28 September 2005 (UTC).


I created this image in powerpoint.

OBX car stickers are common across the American Southeast

I am pretty sure that it is PD but does anyone have contrary information? MPS 16:30, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Are you sure you didn't mean Photoshop? Powerpoint is a presentation program. I would be really amazed if you did that in Powerpoint... if so, show me how!!! --TinMan 02:45, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Powerpoint has a standard set of drawing tools. I would be really amazed if you couldn't figure them out after giving it half a shot. —Ksn 21:13, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


What's the purpose of listing the eateries? If the reader isn't in this location they won't be interested, and if they are they can simply look in the yellow pages. What's the encyclopedic value? -Will Beback 20:59, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Shown Below[edit]

The last sentence in the main article before the Contents box states the following: The popular OBX sticker is shown below. No sticker is shown... ???

The sticker was removed because it was deemed to have been copyrighted, though I notice it's still on this page. -Will Beback 03:48, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

OBX singular or plural?[edit]

I see inconsistency as to whether "the outer banks" is singular or plural. For example, "The Outer Banks consists" indicates singular while "The Outer Banks are also the site" indicates plural. Which is it? (I suggest singular.) —Ksn 00:11, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I've struggled with this as well. It can be used as either singular and plural, but for this article I think it's singular. The Outer Banks is a group of barrier islands. Although it sends off warning signals in the grammar part of my brain, at second look, it's more correct. It's the same as saying "The Marshall Islands is a republic." It should be treated like the word "people", which is singular, but describes a group. --TinMan 02:43, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I see your point, but in this case I think it's more appropriate to defer to local usage, which is plural. Andrew 00:31, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't know what that means, local usage. If you look at the Visitor's Bureau website, they use singular. So I'm gonna change it. It makes more sense geologically as well. Civil Engineer III (talk) 17:35, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Local means the locals who were born here and live here use OUTER BANKS. That is the only way to say it. Some unknown nobody does not have the right to come to a site with the correct usage of the word and change it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:11, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

My Spanish Mustangs...[edit]

How can horses "wash" ashore???!!!??? --Carlon 23:27, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

The same way people do: by shipwreck. Remember, horses were re-introduced into the Americas by the Spanish conquistadores, who brought them across the Atlantic. RossPatterson 21:28, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Actually, the horses, aka banker ponies, came from ships that ran onto shoals. Horses had the least amount of value, compared to cows, pigs etc. They were "beast of burden". So they were thrown overboard so the ships could re float. The horses on ocracoke are from the same line as the horses on corolla. The Lifeguarding service used them to carry their equipment north, and left them near corolla. btw, remember that ocracoke and hatteras island at one time were connected, as was hatteras island and the mainland/bodie island. PGPirate 14:22, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


There is now a userbox associated with this article:

OBX This user lives in or hails from the Outer Banks of North Carolina

This is a horrible page[edit]

Can nobody fix this? I'm not an article writer, but this article is horrible in many ways, including being cut off. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:26, 22 June 2009 (UTC) I agree...virtually all of the articles regarding the Outer Banks and Eastern North Carolina are very misleading..I am pretty much planning on rewriting all of them some day when I can get my facts straight and reference the sources because otherwise everything I write will be deleted by the commercial interest which dominate these articles..btw..the Roanoke colonist did not disappear or relocate to Buxton and merge with the Hatteras Indians...they moved to mainland Dare oounty which is where the Hatteras Indians had already relocated to to shelter themselves from white encroachment where the two cultures eventually merged and evolved into the people who live there now and probably the Lumbee Indians. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lonepilgrim007 (talkcontribs) 03:02, 29 May 2013 (UTC)