Outer Banks

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(Kitty Hawk, N.C.) OBX Outfitters (TM) is kicking off summer 2012 with a 10% discount on their fun, quality, Made-in-the-USA Outer Banks tees as part of Village Realty's Village VIPs program. The discount applies to all OBX Outfitters casual apparel and activewear purchased online with an exclusive savings code available at the Village VIPs website, www.villagerealtyobx.com/OuterBanks/VillageVIPs. "Village Realty has been around for over 20 years and is the kind of customer-oriented, locally owned business we love to work with," OBX Outfitters President Stacy Menzies said, adding, "We're thrilled to be part of their innovative Village VIPs program to help fans of the Outer Banks keep the beach within their reach." The new program from Village Realty provides quality offers, fun things, and good deals from select local businesses including arrangements for deck parties, discounts on tickets to The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, free wine tastings, merchandise discounts, free pizza and more for their guests this summer.


Offerings from OBX Outfitters include lightweight, moisture-wicking Find Your StrideTM XDri performance tops and Find Your Happy PlaceTM casual tees. Complimentary to any body type, the popular Find Your Happy Place tees are made from a soft, breathable cotton/polyester blend with artwork celebrating the communities of the Outer Banks from Corolla to Ocracoke.


"We're dedicated to providing clothing that is attractive, fun, and comfortable, and will last as long as the memories people have of their time visiting OBX," Menzies explained.


Village Realty's focus is on exceptional customer service to their guests and homeowners and they have a strong belief in helping other local businesses, charities and non-profit organizations. With 600+ vacation homes from South Nags Head to Corolla, this Outer Banks rental company offers homes on the oceanfront, oceanside, soundfront and on the golf course. They were the first to offer bed linens and bath towels at each property and also the first to make the beds before check in.


Village Realty has two check in offices; one in Nags Head and one in Corolla, NC. Both are full service offices with NC Real Estate Brokers on duty.


The 10% savings code from www.villagerealtyobx.com/OuterBanks/VillageVIPs can be activated at checkout for online purchases from the OBX Outfitters Amazon.com online store. For more information about OBX Outfitters or to access the Amazon.com store, visit www.obxtees.com.


About OBX Outfitters

OBX Outfitters (TM)  is a casual apparel and activewear company created to provide a way for people who love the Outer Banks to keep a piece of this special place close to their hearts. We are a North Carolina company using local vendors to produce our products right here, Made in the USA. Every dollar a customer spends on one of our products stays here in the United States and will eventually find its way back to supporting the economic and environmental strength of the Outer Banks. Through this type of support, our customers can rest assured they are helping to preserve this special place for generations to come. We are dedicated to contributing to the economic and environmental strength of our state, supporting the communities in which we do business, donating time and a portion of our profits to local civic groups and nonprofits. Keep the beach within your reach today. For more information visit www.obxoutfitters.com.

threejpeg(1).jpgCape Hatteras came in at number 10 in the 2012 survey by “Dr. Beach” professor Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University. Coronado Beach in California came in at number one. It is the first time “Dr. Beach” has given the top slot to California in the more than two decades that he has been ranking beaches in the United States based on their environmental quality and safety for swimmers. Coronado Beach, on a peninsula across the bay from San Diego, has near-perfect Mediterranean weather and a postcard backdrop. Rounding out the top 10 this year were No. 2, Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 3, Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.; No. 4, St. George Island State Park, Florida Panhandle; No. 5, Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii; No. 6, Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.; No. 7, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii; No. 8, Cape Florida State Park near Miami.; No. 9, Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.; and No. 10, Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. Leatherman ranks beaches on 50 criteria, including the look and feel of the sand, water quality, weather, facilities and crowds. A top score is 250. Coronado came in the 230s, losing points because its water temperature hovering in the 60s allows for only a quick dip for most, Leatherman said. California’s chilly coastal waters have cost its pristine beaches points when they’ve been up against balmy contenders in Florida and Hawaii in the past. Coronado Beach was runner-up last year to Florida’s Siesta Beach. Once a beach tops Leatherman’s list, it is retired from consideration for future rankings. A No. 1 spot on the popular list typically brings a 15-to-20-percent boost in visitors.

OBX Outfitters (http://outerbanksobxshop.com) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Gold Level sponsorship agreement for the Second Annual Cupcake 5K race in Kill Devil Hills on May 20th benefiting the American Cancer Society. Part of the Relay for Life weekend, the road race begins Sunday morning at 8:30 and snakes through the streets adjacent to the Wright Brothers Memorial in the beautiful Outer Banks. "So many families like ours are impacted by cancer, it's important to raise awareness and funds," Stacy Menzies, OBX Outfitters president, said, adding, "A race celebrating life and hope is a great way to do that." Menzies explained that she and her husband Dave are participating to honor Dave's mother Lorna Menzies, who is currently fighting liver cancer. Registration for the race is open online, with adult fees of $20 and $25, and under-16 registration $15; for details or to register, click here.