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111th first flight anniversary observance at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC on December 17, 2014. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

Wright Brothers Honored At 111th First Flight Anniversary [Video / Photo Gallery]

The First Flight Society and the National Park Service continued the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 111th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air powered flight at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills earlier today, December 17. The Northeastern High School Band from Elizabeth City opened the […]

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The Outer Banks Christmas House - Thanksgiving Night 2014 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0012

Experience The Outer Banks Christmas House [Video / Photo Gallery]

For more than 45 years, Jim and Ann Poulos have given the Outer Banks its favorite local Christmas tradition with their awesome wonderland of lights, music, and holiday cheer, and this year, their Outer Banks Christmas House is bigger and better than ever!  Located on Ocean Acres Blvd. in Kill Devil Hills, you can experience […]

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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)

Celebrate 111th First Flight Anniversary At Wright Brothers National Memorial

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 111th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air powered flight. The event takes place at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center in Kill Devil Hills, and […]

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Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Dec. 12, 2014: ‘The Hobbit’ Final Fight

It’s time to return to Middle-Earth for one last adventure in theaters beginning this week, while the former Batman takes on Moses, and the director of The Dark Knight trilogy goes Interstellar at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of December 12, 2014! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, the director of The Dark […]

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Kelly's New Year's Eve party - Dec. 31, 2014

Dueling DJs Spinning At Kelly’s New Year’s Eve Party

Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head will have dueling DJs spinning your favorite dance hits into 2015 at their annual New Year’s Eve party this month. The event will include New Year’s hats and noise makers, plus a special New Year’s Eve menu available online.  DJ Fresh and DJ Russ will both be providing […]

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Tim Reynolds and TR3 on stage at the Mustang Music Festival at Whalehead in Corolla, NC. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0008

Tim Reynolds’ TR3 Rocks New Year’s Eve At Outer Banks Brewing Station [Concert Preview]

Local favorites TR3 featuring guitar virtuoso and Kill Devil Hills resident Tim Reynolds will ring in 2015 with the loudest party around, live in concert at Outer Banks Brewing Station on New Year’s Eve. Reynolds is a two-time Grammy nominee who has called the Outer Banks home since 2007. The current lineup of TR3, featuring longtime local musicans […]

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[Movie Review] ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Sets Up Epic Finale

Jennifer Lawrence delivers another powerhouse performance in what is basically a two-hour teaser for what promises to be an epic finale to the massively popular Hunger Games movie franchise. As spunky rebel arrow shooting ace Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence has already survived the titular Games twice, and in doing so this “Girl on Fire” (as she’s […]

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Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson star in ‘Are You Here’, filmed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis Charlotte Heist Comedy Renamed ‘Masterminds’ [NC Film]

Filmed in Asheville, North Carolina this summer, the Zach Galifianakis “Armored Car Heist” movie has finally received its official name – Masterminds. Formerly titled Loomis Fargo the film tells the story of a real life robbery that took place in Charlotte, North Carolina  in 1997, when David Scott Ghantt, the driver of a Loomis Fargo & […]

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Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue (photo by Lorie Creamer)

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Returns To Outer Banks Brewing Station

The Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Revue returns to Kill Devil Hills to take over the Outer Banks Brewing Station this weekend, featuring fire eaters, sword swallowers, and other daring physical stunts in a stage show unlike anything you’ve likely seen before. This show combines the style of the classic era side shows with modern day edginess and finesse […]

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Hugh Jackman is Blackbeard in 'Pan'

Hugh Jackman Is Blackbeard In ‘Pan’ Teaser Trailer

Hugh Jackman (X-Men, The Wolverine) brings a new spin and an entirely new look to the infamous pirate Blackbeard, who was killed off the coast of Ocracoke Island, in Warner Bros.’ upcoming fantasy film Pan, which reimagines the classic Peter Pan tale. The first official trailer, which you can watch below, arrived online last week, and it […]

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[Local Buzz] OBX Entertainment Welcomes Jolly Roger Restaurant!

We would like to officially welcome the Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills to the OBXentertainment.com Family! The Jolly Roger is the oldest Italian restaurant on the Outer Banks, a cozy and unique landmark standing out on NC 12 in Kill Devil Hills with its welcoming army of pirate statues outside, backed by lively tunes, cool brews, […]

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Tunes for Toys - Dec. 14, 2014 at Kelly's in Nags Head

Tunes For Toys Brings 7 Bands To Kelly’s, Nags Head [Concert Preview]

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern will host the first Tunes for Toys concert benefit this month in Nags Head. The event will feature live performances by Alfonso Vasquez, Fixture, Guapos Norteno Banda, Soul House Revival, Don P., Krissy Cheyenne, and Mic Journey, with DJ Gustavo spinning throughout the night. Tunes for Toys is happening […]

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Breakfast with Santa at Pamlico Jack's - Dec. 7, 2014

Have Breakfast With Santa At Pamlico Jack’s

Village Realty is hosting their annual Breakfast with Santa at Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant in Nags Head on December 7, with all proceeds to benefit the Outer Banks Angel Tree.  The event features a buffet breakfast at Pamlico Jack’s, followed by some one-on-one time with the big man himself. A photographer will be on hand to […]

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The Outer Banks Christmas House - Thanksgiving Night 2014 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0015

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 35 – Outer Banks Christmas House [Video]

The 35th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is our first Christmas Episode, featuring an on location behind the scenes tour of the Outer Banks Christmas House in Kill Devil Hills, highlights from the opening “Grand Illumination” on Thanksgiving night, and an extensive interview with owners Jim and Ann Poulos! […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Watch The ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Trailer! [Trending]

The first official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was released in theaters and online today and is currently dominating the internet, giving us a first look at what is likely the most anticipated movie of all time. You can watch the new trailer in the player below, and then tell […]

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Holly Jolly Christmas Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park - Dec. 5-7, 2014

Roanoke Island Festival Park Hosts Holly Jolly Christmas Show [Concert Preview]

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will host an all new concert event this holiday season with A Holly Jolly Christmas Show, presented by the promoters of the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival. The event features three days of live music and classic holiday favorites performed by members of the band Nu-Blu, with shows scheduled for […]

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‘Jurassic World’ Official Trailer Stomps Online [Trending]

The internet went prehistoric all over again when the full official trailer for next summer’s highly anticipated sequel Jurassic World came online yesterday, two days before it is scheduled to premiere to broadcast TV during football on Thanksgiving Day. Fans of Jurassic Park will not doubt recognize many visual nods to the original film, as […]

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Jennifer Aniston returns in 'Horrible Bosses 2'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 26, 2014: ‘Horrible Bosses’ Return

The hilariously bad Bosses you love to hate are back in theaters this weekend, along with some lively animated Penguins, while The Hunger Games continues its three-week run at the historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the extended Thanksgiving weekend of November 26, 2014! Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Days of Future Past) returns […]

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December Decadence - 12-13-14 at 108 Budleigh, Manteo

Dare Arts Council Adds New Twist To December Decadence Fundraiser

The Dare County Arts Council’s annual end-of-year fundraiser returns on December 13, 2014, this time with a twist. The organization’s December Decadence event will take place at 108 Budleigh in Manteo and is being presented by Black Pelican and Holiday House. A strong lineup of several culinary artists from throughout the area will be creating […]

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Holiday Chefs Challenge - Dec. 4, 2014 at Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk

Holiday Chefs Challenge To Benefit Outer Banks Food Pantry

Coffee-coated canned tuna cakes with maple syrup demi-glace? Instant potato casserole studded with peanut butter Pop-Tarts?  If the average person tried to make culinary magic from the Beach Food Pantry’s list of most-donated items, chances are the results might not be so tasty. But what about when you ask the Outer Banks best chefs to […]

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Outer Banks Christmas Festival of Trees - December 10-13, 2014 at Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Christmas Festival of Trees Returns to Outer Banks Brewing Station

The 26th Annual Festival Trees fundraiser for the Outer Banks Hotline Crisis Intervention Center returns to the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills for an epic four-day Christmas extravaganza, December 10-13. Events this year include a decorating party on Wednesday, Dec. 10, the holiday bazaar and “Santa and the Train” for the kids […]

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Jennifer Lawrence returns in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 21, 2014: ‘Hunger Games’ Resume

The Hunger Games resume in theaters this week, with the sequel Mockingjay Part 1 opening locally, including the  historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of November 21, 2014! Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Days of Future Past) returns as rebel heroine Katniss in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (rated PG13), […]

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The Outer Banks Christmas House 2013 (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Next On ‘OBXE TV': Christmas Episode Preview [Video]

The next new episode of our original Outer Banks web series OBXE TV will be our first Christmas Episode, featuring a behind-the-scenes look on location at the Poulos family’s Outer Banks Christmas House in Kill Devil Hills, as host Sue Artz welcomes special guests Jim and Ann Poulos, owners of The Christmas House! This episode […]

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'Banshee' Season 3 poster

‘Banshee’ Season 3 Official Trailer Shows No Mercy [NC Film]

Filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have your first official look at the upcoming third season of the hit Cinemax series Banshee, as the first full trailer for the new season has arrived online today! You can watch the brand new 90-second trailer in the player below, and then let us hear your thoughts in […]

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