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Outer Banks Outer Banks Jubilee to Host Local Band and Music Competition By Derek Baker In Kitty Hawk, among shops including AT&T, Daniel’s Homeport and Soundfeet Shoes, there is a theater. Once housing one of the original R/C Theaters on the Outer Banks, locals will remember the E.T. fi gure that occupied the lobby, and the two small theaters that brought entertainment to locals for many years. The days of movies are over for this theater, but the entertainment is still alive and well. RELAY FOR LIFE 5 K GLO-RUN By: Sheila Grandy The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team is hosting a 5K Walk/Jog GLO- RUN Fund Raiser on Friday, April 4, 2014 beginning at the church located at 6480 Caratoke Highway in Grandy, N.C. All proceeds go to support Relay for Life to help end cancer. There will also be a fun Kid Glo-Run starting at 6 PM on the church grounds. The 7 PM 5K Glo-Run weaves through parts of the Grandy community. Glo-strips will be provided by the organizers. Register early at $15 per child and $30 per adult. T-shirt sponsorship is open to businesses, organizations and individuals and are due by March 10, 2014. For more information visit www.mtziongrandy. org or contact the church at 252-453-8276. Now the theater-front reads “Outer Banks Jubilee,” and much to the credit of the Owners Ronnie and Nancy Swaim, this little theater hosts variety shows that rival the entertainment of Myrtle Beach and Branson. Departing from the standard show schedule, the “Jubilee” will host a competition for local and regional bands on March 8. Labeled “Battle of the Bands,” the competition welcomes bands from all across the east coast, and will be excited to host talented musicians from all walks of life. Registration is $15.00, and will end on March 6th. According to the Jubilee website, “winning band[s] will get the Jubilee for one night for their show with all gate proceeds and promotion going to them, along with other prizes to be announced!” Individuals and bands can register at the theater’s website,, or stop by the box office for more information. The theater is not limiting itself to bands, though. On March 22, they will host a talent competition, aptly named “1st Annual Outer Banks Jubilee Talent Show. Registration for the show will end on March 20, and the fee to enter will be $10.00. All talents are welcomed to complete. The Outer Banks Jubilee houses a complete concession stand and serves wine and beer. The Theater seats 266, so patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance. In addition to theater services,the building is also a full-service music store. For more information on upcoming shows, the shows mentioned above, or inquiries into the music store, call the theater at (252) 261-7464. Free Classified Ads go to for more! BLACK LEATHER ROCKING RECLINER W/ DUAL MASSAGE $75 CAMDEN (727)560-2791

Historic Whalehead and Mr. Knight’s Wild Knight Currituck County is revered for a long tradition of waterfowl hunting. One of the more colorful stories about Currituck’s hunting heritage revolves around a truly iconic structure on the Outer Banks, Whalehead in Historic Corolla. Whalehead did not start out as a club; in fact it was not even called Whalehead. As legend has it, in 1922 a wealthy northern industrialist named Edward Collings Knight, Jr. married his second wife Marie Louis LeBel Bonat. It is believed that Mr. Knight brought his new bride to Corolla where they honeymooned. The new Mrs. Knight was an avid outdoors woman and apparently loved the wild natural landscape as much as her husband. At the time the northern Outer Banks were populated largely by gentlemen’s hunt clubs and small fishing villages. The gentlemen’s hunt clubs did not allow women to be members, so apparently Mr. Knight purchased the Lighthouse Hunt Club and started building his new wife a hunting retreat of her own. The original track of land encompassed four and a half miles from ocean to sound. Upon this massive plot the Knights constructed their winter residence which is now often called the “Crown Jewel” of the Outer Banks. The Knights named their new home Corolla Island. The structure took three years to build and is an Art Nouveau masterpiece. The curving lines and natural elements carried out in the woodwork and architectural details are rare in the U.S. Equally rare are the hand signed and numbered Louis Comfort Tiffany light fixtures throughout the home. The five-story, 21,000 square foot structure was fitted out with every state of the art amenity of the 1920s. The house had electricity, hot and cold running water, numerous bathrooms, an elevator, wine cellar, refrigerators and even dish washers. Sadly the Knights only used the home through 1934 and both died in 1936. The second owner Mr. Ray Adams renamed the house the Whalehead Club and used it primarily as a hunting lodge. During WWII it housed the mounted Coast Guard who protected the northern shores. After Mr. Adams’ death in 1957 the house was owned by numerous groups, it was used by a school and even rented out for various uses. By the 1980s the house was in terrible disrepair and in the early 1990s was sold on the Courthouse steps. Thankfully Currituck County bought the property, restoration efforts began in the latter1990s and now Whalehead is fully restored and open to the public. To commemorate the Knights’ love of hunting and entertaining, Whalehead in Historic Corolla will host the second annual Mr. Knight’s Wild Night. Mr. Knight’s Wild Night is part of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association’s 2014 Taste of the Beach. It is scheduled to be held under the stars on the north lawn on Saturday, March 15. of dinner, dancing and wine tasting. Chef Wes Stepp of Red Sky Cafe in Duck, NC will prepare a three course wild game dinner featuring meat and fish native to the Outer Banks. Selections such as venison, quail, duck, boar will be served with seafood favorites, oysters, rock fish, shrimp and scallops rounding out the menu. The meal will be accompanied by a selection of NC wines from the Whalehead Gallery. The dress code is strictly Corolla hunter casual; Eddie Bauer inspired outdoor wear is encouraged. For those attending Mr. Knight’s Wild Night who wish to spend the night in Corolla, discounted rooms are available at the Inn at Corolla Light. Details about events, tours and tickets may be found online at