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. “

Turtle Watch

The Outer Banks is a rich ecosystem with many valuable components working together. As members of this ecosystem we play an important role in its success! From helping our community grow and flourish to taking care of the current members that need a little extra help. At Joe Lamb Realty we know how important marine life is which is why we strive to keep it healthy and thriving. Recently our Broker in charge rescued a beautiful 110 pound Loggerhead turtle that had beached itself in Corolla, NC and needed a ride. As a long time member of the organization NEST, he followed all protocols and immediately brought this stunning sea creature to the North Carolina Aquarium located in Manteo where there is a rehabilitation center for sea turtles, this center is referred to as STAR center (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation ).

For all our loyal readers wondering what happened to Larry the lucky Loggerhead here is an update from Joe Lamb Realty’s Broker in charge ” The STAR center is currently evaluating the Loggerhead turtle, he is not yet eating and may have suffered from dehydration but he is in good hands and should be back to a healthy diet soon.”

We would like to encourage all of our readers to visit the STAR center located at the North Carolina Aquarium where they are currently rehabilitating 16 turtles!

Our community on the Outer Banks LOVES it’s marine life and we encourage all of our visitors and new members to jump on board and participate in organization that help to conserve and protect it such as NEST, STAR and even local beach cleanups!

Still craving more information? Take a look at this great article and video posted by the Outer Banks Voice featuring the release of 14 turtles that were recently sent to Norfolk  from the STAR center. These turtles were released into the gulf stream last week by the Coast Guard, check out the Outer Banks Voice: