More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.
First South Bank is an Eastern North Carolina-based financial institution that has been serving customers of all varieties since it was first established in 1902. With two locations on the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills and Buxton on Hatteras Island, as well as businesses throughout North Carolina in Rocky Mount, Durham, and beyond, this bank is a great option for local customer service and expertise, as well as the ability and freedom to bank throughout the state of NC.
First South Bank has a wide array of financial services that are geared to personal banking, business owners, investors, and potential leasers, as well as a full suite of mortgage services for potential property owners or homebuyers throughout the Outer Banks. Loan specialists are on hand at both the Buxton and the Kill Devil Hills branches, and can guide new buyers on a wide array of loans which includes traditional loans, FHA loans, VA or Veterans Loans, NCHFA Loans (North Carolina Housing Finance Agency), Investment Loans, or even Jumbo Loans for grand vacation rental home purchases. With everything from reverse mortgage services to construction loans or refinancing, virtually every real estate ambition can be met with ease via the experts at First South Bank.