It's a little village in a string of villages. Going from north to south on Hatteras Island there is Rodanthe, Waves, and then Salvo, most visitors thinking it is all the same little town. This is the old post office that was used up into the early 90's.
I like the light on Hatteras Island. It's kind of like the light you find on a boat out on the water - crisper and cleaner.