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Follow OBX News as it happens Business on the Outer Banks Outer Banks developer says it is selling homes in record time Outer Banks developer Florida OBX says it has become the fastest selling home builder in the area, selling 13 units in 60 days. High-end fit and finishes, custom furniture packages and maintenance-free living are among the reasons buyers favor FLOBX homes, the company says. The company currently offers homes in two developments on the Outer Banks, Beacon Villas in Corolla and Devonshire Place in Kill Devil Hills. “Today’s buyers are discerning. They’re telling us the biggest reason they are choosing our homes is that the quality is unparalleled for the price point. The quality of construction, warranties, upgrades considered standard in our homes and furnishings are not offered by any other developer/builder. Our buyers know when they buy a FLOBX home, they are making a sound investment,” said David Maso, managing partner with FLOBX. Beacon Villas is an upscale, Oceanside resort neighbor- by OBX Voice hood in amenity-filled Corolla Light. The four-bedroom villas feature premier design and architecture, high-end appliances and fixtures, as well as luxury décor and furniture packages from Exotic Home. One of the selling points is maintenance-free living, including all exterior maintenance and landscaping. Ownership includes Corolla Light Resort amenities such as oceanfront pools, the only oceanfront restaurant in the northern Outer Banks, trolley service, soundside pool, lighted waterfront gazebos, nature trails, large fitness center with indoor pool, tennis and more. With 24 units already sold, there are only eight left. Devonshire Place, a 57-unit, single-family detached condo development, consisting of two- and three-bedroom units, is located in Kill Devil Hills. Only 21 remain, with 10 homes selling in the last 60 days. Offering the same maintenance-free model as Beacon Villas, the homes also feature the same quality craftsmanship, finishes, design and furniture packages buyers have come to expect from a FLOBX development. Located in the Bermuda Bay community, amenities include a fitness center, clubhouse, expansive resort pool with lazy river, cabanas and much more. To learn more visit for sales information, investment opportunities and more. OBX Businesses! Would you like to advertise in this OBX section? We have affordable packages available to suit any business. Introductory special! Ad in this section and also on the OBX voice web site! We also have radio packages available. Want to know more? Contact: Scott Perry 252-312-2302 32 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016

Arts & Entertainment Kreplin named Silver Medalist in photographic competition By Outer Banks Voice Follow OBX News as it happens Photographic artist Gordon Kreplin of Kill Devil Hills was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition. A panel of 46 jurors from across the United States selected top photographs from nearly 5,700 submitted at Gwinnett Technical College, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Judged against a standard of excellence, more than 2,420 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 were selected for the Loan Collection, considered the best of the best. Kreplin’s image, “Resolute,” was one of the 1,007 images selected for the Loan Collection, earning him the title of Silver Medalist. “Resolute,” captured at dawn on the beach in Kill Devil Hills, is from his “Morning Meditations” series from summer 2015. Kreplin’s work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, from Jan. 8-10. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers. Filmmaker challenges women’s surfing stereotypes Dayla Soul has spent most of her life living by the coast and looking for the next big swell. But what she found while surfing Ocean Beach, Calif. for the past two decades was that the true story of women’s surfing needed to be told. She tells that story in “It Ain’t Pretty,” which will air on the big screen at the Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo Friday. The documentary is a featured film in this year’s Surfalorus Film Festival, which kicked off Thursday. Not long after Soul began filming the documentary on the women who surf the icy breaks of Ocean Beach and Mavericks, she soon realized she had an opportunity to change the way people are talking about women out in the line up. So as Soul interviews women surfers who go up against the biggest waves on the planet, her film is going up against some longstanding stereotypes about women’s surfing. Featuring big wave surfer Bianca Valenti, Soul describes the documentary as a film “about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry.” Like Soul, the female surfers she interviews are standing up against the status quo in and out of the water. “There’s been a turning point in surf history and how we see ourselves in it,” surfer Easkey Britton says in the film, which first aired in February. By Michelle Wagner “The way the media portrays female surfers is really skewed,” says big wave surfer Mika Kosaka in the film. She along with other surfers interviewed talk about what it’s like to be a minority in the surfing industry. “We need to break down the whole idea of sexualizing everything,” surfer Rebecca Sandidge says in the film. “There’s nothing sexual about surfing.” Since it first aired, “It Ain’t Pretty” has been featured at 10 film festivals, including the Maui Film Festival, New York City’s Women’s Surf Film Festival and the Honolulu Surf Film Festival. “I was originally just going to put it to music and show it in a local theater, but it turned into a bigger story for the rest of the world,” says Soul, a native of Hanalei, Hawaii who owns a tile installation company in San Francisco “This film is meant to empower women. Sexism is still in the world, and my film shows it through the eyes of surfers. We as women need to step out of the box that the media puts us in that we need to look a certain way. That’s inaccurate.” Soul began filming in March of 2013 and soon after launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised $36,000 for equipment. “Things spiraled and doors opened,” said Soul, who uses aerial photography, drones, water photography and other media to bring big wave surfing to viewers. Gordon Kreplin’s “Resolute.” “Told through the lens of surfing, this film is about creating new role models based on ability and determination. It’s not just about the waves,” says Soul. “This film empowers a new generation of girls to live their dreams and overcome the challenges they face along the way.” It Ain’t Pretty will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo. The Surfalorus Collector’s Classic Longboard Exhibit reception will begin at 6 p.m. with film screenings to follow. For more information, call the Dare County Arts Council at (252) 473-5558 or visit Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016 33