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Greg Smrdel has been many things in life: husband, father, radio DJ, and hotel general manager. While he is still a husband and father, he has since added stand-up comedian, writer, editor, trivia host, author, and tour guide to that list. He is the editor for "Outer Banks Coastal Life" magazine and is the author of 11 books, including "The Andy Griffith Show Complete Trivia Guide.” Greg lives in Manteo and loves telling people about the quaint, little coastal town, especially
about its ties to Andy Griffith. In fact, it was Andy himself that called Manteo the town on which Mayberry was based.
Greg's comedy can be seen nationwide at comedy clubs, theaters, and casinos, and he can be heard every morning on Radio Free Outer Banks from 6 -11am. His books can be found at The Bluegrass Island Trading Company, Downtown Books, the Cotton Gin, and Buxton Village Books.

Greg gives tours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.


A native of the Outer Banks, Rex Etheridge brings a wealth of historical knowledge and personal anecdotes of the history of Roanoke Island to life. The descendant of lighthouse keepers, a former commercial fisherman, and retired history professor, Rex brings his passion for storytelling and his extensive knowledge of the area together for a walking tour like no other. He holds a Masters degree in History from UNC-Chapel Hill, has served in the Army, is a kayak instructor, and avid outdoorsman.

Rex gives tours on Wednesday nights.

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