The Blind On the Banks Fishing

On Monday, 350 blind or visually impaired people and their caretakers will make their way to the Outer Banks for three days of fun.

The North Carolina Lions Club is hosting their annual Blind Fishing Tournament, and dozens of student volunteers from Manteo High School will be waiting to help participants find their way around our local piers. Last week, they were practicing on each other, opening doors, and leading blindfolded students up stairs. Tournament officials say it's a foreign enough thing for the blind, to travel from their respective 76 counties across the state, and come to the Outer Banks to fish.

Area piers have donated their facilities, as always, to make for a fun day at the waters edge this Tuesday.