From the mountains to the beaches… That phrase is a big part of North Carolina’s identity and why I love living here. By car, it’s two hours to the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours to the closest beaches near Wilmington. It takes a bit longer to get to the Outer Banks, but the trek is always worth it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard to enjoy our state’s many natural splendors this spring. However, North Carolina is slowly loosening the stay-at-home restrictions this month. According to a story in the News & Record, the Outer Banks counties of Currituck, Dare, and Hyde plan to reopen for visitors beginning at noon on Saturday, May 16th.
Officials are reminding visitors to the Outer Banks beaches to continue observing social distancing guidelines and to wear face masks or coverings when in public. Will you venture out the beaches or the mountains this month, or do you think it’s still too early for states to ease their stay-at-home orders?