We chose the name of our agency to be IBX Insurance Agency, due to the unique area in which we are located.

Below is an interesting article about the Inner Banks & Outer Banks of NC.

Along the Inner Banks and Outer Banks of North Carolina, you can climb a lighthouse, spot a black bear or while away the afternoon on the sands of some of the East Coast’s most beautiful beaches.

There is something magical about the land of sunken ships, pirate tales and wild horses that roam the shoreline. Even the names of places evoke a time of swashbucklers and legends. Alligator River. Kill Devil Hills. Chocowinity. Nags Head. Mattamuskeet.

While the Outer Banks have become a tourist mecca, with a Wings store every few miles along Highway 158 in Dare, there are also massive national wildlife refuges, protected seashores and conservation areas that hug the waterways. There, red wolves and bald eagles have a world almost to themselves.

Exploring the IBX and OBX (Inner Banks and Outer Banks, for those unfamiliar with the lingo) usually involves water. Hop in a canoe, board a ferry or drive the sleepy, swampy roads in search of North Carolina’s wild scenery and mystery.

The counties of Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington provide all kinds of opportunities for the adventurer, from fishing to windsurfing to hang gliding. You can dig for fossils in Aurora, visit an oddball museum in Belhaven or trace the trail of the fearsome Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard), who settled in Bath and died in a gun battle in Ocracoke. Climb the dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Pay homage to Orville and Wilbur Wright, who made aviation history with the first flight at Kitty Hawk on Dec. 17, 1903.

BY JANE STANCILL    News & Observer

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/living/travel/best-kept-secrets/article10028597.html#storylink=cpy