The first English child born in the New World was Virginia Dare. She was born on August 18, 1587 at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island. Virginia Dare and the colonists of Fort Raleigh would become known as "The Lost Colony"...their disappearance is still an unsolved mystery.
On December 17, 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a motor driven, heavier than air machine. Thus ushering in the age of human flight.
On November 22, 1781 Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the pirate, was slain by Lt. Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy, in the Ocracoke Inlet.
Jockey's Ridge State Park located in Nags head, is the home of the highest sand dune on the East Coast with peaks of more than 80 feet.
The Whalehead Club, at 23,000 square feet, was originally called Corolla Island and cost $383,000 to build in 1925. It changed hands several times before it was purchased by Currituck County in 1992. Currituck County spent $20 million restoring it to its original splendor.