Twiddy Historic Preservation
Doug and Sharon Twiddy have witnessed incredible change on the Outer Banks since starting their real estate business in 1978.
They have seen Duck grow from a sleepy coastal village with a campground, art gallery and general store to a vibrant vacation destination offering shops, restaurants and attractions. They remember when the paved road stretched no further than the community of Sanderling in north Duck and when that road was extended north through Corolla in 1984. They saw Corolla become the well-appointed vacation destination it is today and the untamed four-wheel-drive beaches steadily become more popular amongst vacationers.
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“When a building is restored, the story starts to tell itself again,” says Sharon Twiddy. “The history speaks to you and so much more clearly.” (OB Magazine, "Golden Rule Days").
“It’s important for me to do what I can to preserve the local history,” said Twiddy. “Our children, grandchildren and visitors deserve to have actual landmarks where they can get first hand appreciation for Corolla’s heritage.” (North Beach Sun, “Old Corolla Schoolhouse Being Preserved”, Summer, 1999).