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Outer Banks artist Glenn Eure, owner of the Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head.

Next On ‘OBXE TV’: Episode 7 Preview – Glenn Eure [Video]

On the next episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV, host Sue Artz will welcome special guest local artist Glenn Eure, owner of the Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head! Produced by OBX Entertainment, OBXE TV focuses on what’s happening on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and throughout the regional pop culture world, featuring local […]

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Jaime Pressly and Marlon Wyans star in 'A Haunted House 2'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 18, 2014: ‘Haunted’ ‘Transcendence’

Johnny Depp experiences Transcendence in theaters this week, while another Haunted House scares up more laughs, Bears go on an adventure, a little boy learns that Heaven is For Real, and The Son of God rises at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 18, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer […]

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John Brown's Body will play Kelly's in Nags Head on June 22, 2014.

John Brown’s Body Bringing Reggae To Kelly’s, Nags Head [Concert Preview]

International reggae band John Brown’s Body is bringing vintage good time vibes to the Outer Banks this summer live in concert at Kelly’s in Nags Head. Debuting at #1 on Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon reggae charts, the group’s latest album Kings and Queens is out now You can watch the official video for “Step Inside” […]

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'The Heart' is bringing Kristen Wiig to Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kristen Wiig Will Follow ‘The Heart’ To North Carolina [NC Film]

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) was recently confirmed to star in The Heart with Sam Rockwell (Moon) and Allison Janney (Tammy), and we  now know that the comedy drama will begin shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina in May. To be written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, pre-production on The Heart will begin next month […]

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Donavon Frankenreiter returns to Kelly's in Nags Head on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Donavon Frankenreiter Returning To Kelly’s, Nags Head [Concert Preview]

 Hawaii-based surfer/singer/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter returns to the Outer Banks this summer live in concert at Kelly’s in Nags Head. To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, available now, Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else.  “Start Livin’ is basically a love album,” says Frankenreiter, who co-produced […]

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The Roanoke Island Festival Park Adventure Museum ribbon cutting ceremony on April 10, 2014.

Festival Park Opens Pea Island Lifesaving Station Exhibit

Joan Collins (pictured below) was among the honored guests at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit at Roanoke Island Festival Park featuring her father, Lt. Herbert M. Collins.  Lt. Collins was from Roanoke Island and served at Lifesaving Station 17 on Pea Island, which had an all-African American crew, during World War […]

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Live is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park on July 10 as part of the Brew Thru 2014 Summer Concert Series.

Brew Thru Announces 2014 Outer Banks Summer Concert Series

National recording artists Live, Gin Blossoms, The Spin Doctors, Cracker, and Bruce Hornsby are all coming to the Outer Banks as part of the 2014 Brew Thru Summer Concert Series at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo!  First up, Virginia native Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers will be live in concert at Festival Park on […]

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The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Calls For Entries

The Dare County Arts Council has announced an open call for entries for the one of the Outer Banks’ favorite yearly exhibits, the 17th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 17th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix […]

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Tim Story and Sue Artz on the set of OBX Entertainment’s Outer Banks web series ‘OBXE TV’ on April 3, 2014. (photo: OBX Entertainment)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 6 – Outer Banks Fishing Charters Capt. Tim Story [Video]

The sixth episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guest Capt. Tim Story, owner of Outer Banks Fishing Charters! Capt. Tim will discuss how the local fishing industry has changed over the years and what you can expect on one of his fishing trips, and then be […]

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Easter Egg Hunt - KDH 2011

Celebrate Easter 2014 On The Outer Banks

It’s almost Easter here on the Outer Banks, and we have compiled some of the funnest events happening this weekend to help you celebrate! The Whalehead Club hosts its annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla this Friday, April 18, from 1 to 3pm, featuring balloon art, bean bag toss, face painting, and pony […]

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The woods are haunted at 'The Lost Colony's PsychoPath this Halloween.

Lost Colony Haunted History Trail Tour Selling Out Fast

The Lost Colony announced today that two of the four Haunted History walking trail tour performances set for next week are already completely sold out. With two school groups heading to Ft. Raleigh, The Lost Colony has sold out two of its four presentations of “Haunted History”, a living history event.   Step back in time as you are […]

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The 110th first flight anniversary at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC, December 17, 2013. (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Wright National Memorial Free Family Fun Day Celebrates Wilbur’s Birthday

Wilbur Wright’s 147th  birthday celebration will be a free Family Fun Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills this Wednesday, April 16, from 9am to 5pm. Wilbur Wright was born near Millville, Indiana on April 16, 1867.  He and his younger brother Orville were the first to fly on that historic morning of December […]

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'The Winter Soldier' is coming for Captain America in Marvel's latest sequel.

[Movie Review] ‘Winter Soldier’ Is Perfect Rival For Captain America

Captain America is back in theaters in the latest chapter from the ever-growing Marvel cinematic universe, a super secret agent adventure that introduces the patriotic hero’s greatest rival. Captain America is basically the grandfather of Marvel’s vast superhero universe, a man of traditional old school values trapped out of time in the modern tech-ruled world, facing […]

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Live music returns to Koru Beach Klub in Avon this summer.

Koru Village Beach Klub In Avon Announces 2014 Concert Series

Koru Village’s Beach Klub will open on May 10 with a full summer schedule, including the Beach Klub’s Music by the Beach Concert Series.   The venue will bring a variety of genres to Cape Hatteras, some musicians visiting the island for the first time and others returning to play at the Beach Klub’s PapaWack […]

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Katee Sackhoff stars in 'Oculus'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 11, 2014: Mirror of Horror

It’s Draft Day in theaters this week, facing the return of Rio and the terror of Oculus, while Mr. Peabody & Sherman time travel to The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 11, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for one week, the animated adventure Mr. Peabody […]

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The Rock the Cape Festival comes to the Koru Village Beach Klub in Avon on May 30.

Dare Arts Council Announces 2014 Rock The Cape Concert Festival

The Dare County Arts Council has announced details of the 2nd Annual Rock the Cape Festival, returning to the Koru Village Beach Klub in Avon in May. Read on for the official press release! On Friday, May 30 the Dare County Arts Council will host the second annual Rock the Cape festival from 4-10pm at Koru Village’s Beach Klub in Avon. […]

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Sweet T's Coffee Beer & Wine

[Contest] Win A Gift Certificate To Sweet T’s Coffee Beer And Wine!

To celebrate the fifth episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV, now available online featuring special guest Stacey Walters of Sweet T’s Coffee Beer and Wine in Duck, we are giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Sweet T’s this month! In the episode, Stacey talks about starting up her business, what makes Sweet […]

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Collie Buddz

Collie Buddz Returns To Kelly’s In Nags Head [Concert Preview]

International reggae star Collie Buddz will return to Kelly’s in Nags Head live in concert this summer. Best known for his 2010 hit single “Come Around”, Buddz (Colin Harper) was born in New Orleans, LA but raised in Bermuda. He studied engineering at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., and got his first big break on […]

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John Malkovich is the pirate Blackbeard in NBC's 'Crossbones'.

First Look At John Malkovich As Blackbeard In ‘Crossbones’ Revealed

The Outer Banks’ most infamous transplant resident is coming to television, as NBC announced this week that its upcoming series Crossbones, about the pirate Edward Teach, also known as “Blackbeard“, who was ultimately killed off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in 1718, will premiere in May, and we have the first official poster for […]

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Jars of Clay will be live at Waterside Theatre on August 3, 2014.

Jars Of Clay Coming To Outer Banks This Summer [Concert Preview]

Grammy award winning national recording artists Jars of Clay will make their Outer Banks live in concert at the historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island this summer. Read on for the full press release! The Lost Colony is excited to make its third concert announcement in the PNC Presents: Live At The Waterside Concert Series – […]

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Stacey Walters and Sue Artz on the set of OBX Entertainment's Outer Banks web series 'OBXE TV' on March 27, 2014. (photo: OBX Entertainment)

Watch ‘OBXE TV’ Episode 5 with Sweet T’s Stacey Walters! [Video]

The fifth episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guest Stacey Walters, owner of Sweet T’s Coffee Beer and Wine in Duck! Stacey will talk about starting up her business, what makes Sweet T’s unique for any taste, and the many exciting events she has planned for […]

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The cast of Theatre of Dare's 'The Dixie Swim Club' is Jessica Sands, Mary Egbert, Betsy Head, Janet Bryant, and Chelsea Smith, with director Stephanie Sexton (center).

Theatre of Dare Announces Cast for ‘Dixie Swim Club’

Theatre of Dare has announced the cast of its final production of the season, the beach-friendly comedy The Dixie Swim Club. When five women become friends in college they form a lifelong bond that brings them together every August on the Outer Banks for a girl’s weekend.  The Dixie Swim Club by Nicolas Hope, Jessie Jones […]

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Sweet T's Coffee Beer & Wine owner Stacey Walters.

Next On ‘OBXE TV’: Episode 5 Preview [Video]

On the next episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV, host Sue Artz will welcome special guest Stacey Walters, owner of Sweet T’s Coffee Beer and Wine in Duck. Stacey will talk about why she opted to start her own small business on the Outer Banks, what visitors will find inside Sweet T’s, […]

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Lucinda McDermott brings 'O'Keefe' to the Outer Banks this weekend.

Georgia O’Keeffe Tribute Comes To Outer Banks

The spirit of Georia O’Keeffe will be all over the Outer Banks this weekend, as the Bryan Cultural Arts Series presents a one-woman, two-act play that pays tribute to the iconic American artist. Lucinda McDermott will perform “O’Keeffe” this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Manteo, Kitty Hawk, and Buxton. The play explores the artistic and […]

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