Monday Dec 17 was the 115 anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight with “Controlled Power” which is what made them famous. They were not the first to fly, but they were the first to fly with power and control. Our amateur radio club got special permission from the National Park Service to set up some antennas and make radio contact around the world from the National Park. There is a contest some radio amateurs, commonly called Ham Radio Operators, follow to see how many contacts they can make to these special event stations that set up in our National Parks. We did not make many contacts as conditions for communication was poor, but we did make 125 contacts with some being in England, California and Canada. See more about the National Parks here –

Antennas HAM radio

Last months Outer Banks Realtor Associations general membership meeting at Captain George’s was full of excitement for the Joe Lamb Realty team! Our founders Joe and Ann Lamb were honored to become about of the Good Neighbor League and receive the Good Neighbor award presented by Jimmy Anderson for all of their strong contributions in the OBX community. This wasn’t the only excitement to happen at the GMM on November 29th we also had to members of the Joe Lamb Realty team receive their Realtor’ pens and become members of this national organization! Interested in learning more about the Good Neighbor League? Read more about this amazing league on the OBAR website :


[Pictured: Joey and Patrick Lamb accepting the Good Neighbor award on their Grandparents behalf
Presented by Jimmy Anderson]

Take a peak at Joe and Ann Lambs community contributions by reading their nomination below!

“Joe and Ann Lamb arrived on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1958.  They opened their business Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates in 1968, helping families from all over the globe find the perfect rental home for their Outer Banks vacation.  The Lamb’s have worked hard over the last 50+ years to help bring families the joy of an OBX vacation but that’s not all they’ve worked hard to accomplish over the years. Ann Lamb is a founding member of the Outer Banks Women’s club, she was instrumental in forming the OBX chapter in the early 1970’s. The Outer Banks Women’s club is a philanthropy volunteer group that contributes to many local charities by hosting fundraisers on the OBX, it is a national organization that strives to bring communities together by bonding individuals through charity work and promoting civic, cultural and social betterment of the Outer Banks area. Joe and Ann have a love for the Outer Banks that is felt through their large contributions to local charities such as , the Angel Tree Foundation, Mano Al Hermano, Roanoke Island Historical Associations, Dare County School System, Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Friends Of Jockey’s Ridge State Park , Surf Riders Foundation, and the scholarships they provide to local universities such as UNC Chapel Hill, ECU and the College of the Albemarle. The Lamb’s contribute the success of their business to the success of their community. A thriving community is the corner stone to a thriving life. In 2018 Joe and Ann were honored by the Dare County Board of Commissioners for their outstanding achievements in the Real Estate Business and in the Outer Banks Community. The Lamb’s have always tried to pay it forward especially when it comes to education, they are large contributors to the College of the Albemarle and know how important affordable education is for our flourishing community. With hard work, dedication and a strong commitment to their community Joe and Ann Lamb have helped make the Outer Banks what it is today. They are not only a leader in the VRM world but also in the OBX community symbolizing what a good neighbor should be and setting a standard at which we all should follow. “

Why Buy on the Outer Banks?

The Outer Banks is a gem hidden off the coast of North Carolina, steeped in history and rich with southern hospitality this unique Barrier Island offers a type of charm that is rarely witnessed in today’s world. The homes here range from the cozy classic beach cottage to the modern lavish dream home designed with all the bells and whistles. Visitor’s flock to the Outer Banks each year to enjoy the clean beaches and local fare which makes this area the perfect spot for your investment home.

On one side you have beach living, fresh local seafood and time slows down to move with the tides creating the perfect environment for relaxation. On the other side you have a community, small as it may be, the beauty is that everyone you meet knows your neighbor and greets you with a warm southern smile. Whether you’re interested in buying to live in or investing in a vacation rental home that you may one day retire in , the Outer Banks is the perfect location for your next big purchase! Call on our agents today to see what’s currently available, if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for we will be sure to contact you when it becomes available.