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MEET AUTHOR SARAH DOWNING
The Outer Banks has a long history of unconventional characters and curious occurrences.
Did you know that escapees from an escargot farm keep the snail police on their toes?
A larger-than-life likeness of Sir Walter Raleigh was once beheaded in Manteo,
and the town gave itself a royal makeover in honor of a visit from a princess.
The village of Corolla was integral to the early years of the Space Race.
Local author Sarah Downing shares these and many more offbeat tales.