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Brooksie Wells

Ruth Wyand, Brooksie Wells To Perform In Kitty Hawk [Concert Preview]

Ruth Wyand and Brooksie Wells will perform a double bill on March 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Kitty Hawk. “‘Bluejazz” or “Jazzy Blues” are the names heard to describe Ruth’s music. With one foot in juke joints and one foot in jazz clubs, Ruth draws on American roots music to frame her […]

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Jolly Roger owner Carol Ann with Sue Artz on the set of the OBX Entertainment original series 'OBXE TV' on February 5, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 36 – Jolly Roger Owner Carol Ann [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV kicks off with Episode 36, featuring an interview with our special guest Carol Ann, owner of the Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. Carol Ann will discuss what first brought her to the Outer Banks, how she got into the restaurant business, what […]

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Outer Banks fisherman Dewey Hemilright stars in Busch Beer's new video "Celebrating Those Who Are Earning It".

Busch Beer Celebrates Outer Banks Fisherman Dewey Hemilright

Busch Beer has released a new video filmed on the Outer Banks and featuring local fisherman Dewey Hemilright. Part of a new series of promos that are aimed at “Celebrating Those Who Are Earning It”, you can watch the full video in the player below! Follow OBX ENTERTAINMENT on Twitter @obxe! _______________________________ Like us on […]

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OBXE TV - Season 1 Favorite Moments

Watch Our Favorite ‘OBXE TV’ Season 1 Moments! [Video]

Our all original Outer Banks entertainment news web series OBXE TV returns this Monday to kick off a brand new season of weekly episodes, featuring local celebrity guests live in our studio, exclusive music performances, and On Location event reports, but we have a special treat to get you excited that we are premiering right […]

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National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

National Park Service Announces 2015 Outer Banks Campground Schedule

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public starting on Friday, April 17.  Oregon Inlet and Frisco Campgrounds will remain open until noon on October 12, while Ocracoke Island Campground will close at noon on October 26. Cape Point Campground […]

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The cast of Theatre of Dare’s 'Godspell': Top row: Larissa Roughton, Steven Devaney. Center row: Lara Parks, Katie Bender, Rob Jenkins, Missy Eppard, Daniel Ziegler, Bridgett Nesfield. Bottom row: Tim Hass, Kat Morgan, Kelsey Thompson, Jimmie Lee Brooks III, Jared Eng-Hong.

Theatre of Dare Brings Saint Matthew To Life In ‘Godspell’

When it comes to the 1971 rock musical Godspell, it can be easy to get caught up in the music score, the colorful costumes, and the stage shenanigans. But when the curtain goes up on Theatre of Dare’s production of the popular retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew on March 6, the cast and […]

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Olivia Wilde experiences 'The Lazarus Effect'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 27, 2015: ‘Lazarus’ Gets Wilde

Olivia Wilde experiences The Lazarus Effect in theaters this week, while Will Smith tries to Focus, and Jupiter lands at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of February 27, 2015! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) goes on an intergalactic adventure to save the planet in the sci-fi spectacle Jupiter […]

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Dare Arts Council Frank Stick Memorial Art Show 2015 Best In Show Winner

Dare Arts Council Announces 2015 Frank Stick Winners

The Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from February 21 through March 20, 2015. Now in its 37th year, the show includes a wide variety of local fine art and fine craft ranging from conceptual to realistic. This is the longest running […]

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Outer Banks Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

Outer Banks Quilt Show Returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will kick off their 2015 season with the annual Outer Banks Community Quilt Show in March. Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer […]

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Soundside Live at Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head - May 7

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Announces Soundside Live Concert

A new concert event is coming to the Outer Banks in May, featuring Greensky Bluegrass and Roadkill Ghost Choir performing live. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has announced a new event that will celebrate tourism on the Outer Banks. Soundside Live will take place at the Outer Banks Event Site on May 7 and is […]

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Outer Banks Snow Day, Kill Devil Hills, NC - February 24, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0009

Snow Falls on the Outer Banks [Video / Photo Gallery]

Most of the Outer Banks saw some snow today, and we ventured out to the beach and back to bring you the following images and video weather report from Kill Devil Hills. Check out our video report from the beach in the player below, and then scroll down to view our exclusive photo gallery! _______________________________ […]

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Beachfront Bargain Hunt

HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt’ To Feature Outer Banks Realtor

Another local realtor will be featured on an upcoming episode of the HGTV series Beachfront Bargain Hunt, which was filmed on the Outer Banks, North Carolina last year. The March 1, 2015 HGTV Beachfront Bargain Hunt episode will feature Village Realty, Outer Banks Broker Karen DelVacchio helping a family from Chesapeake, VA, find an affordable […]

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Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue 2014

Kill Devil Hills Releases New Ocean Rescue Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a new town-produced 30-minute video that is like an Outer Banks episode of Cops crossed with Baywatch, aimed at educating beach goers about ocean safety. In the middle of one of the coldest winters on record, sometimes it’s comforting to look ahead and remember warmer times are just around the […]

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Grammy winner Louisa Branscomb

Grammy Winner To Teach Songwriting Workshop At Dare Arts Council

Grammy winning songwriter and veteran instructor Louisa Branscomb (Founder, Branscomb Mastercraft) and bluegrass music’s fastest rising act Nu-Blu, announce their collaboration to present a first-of-its-kind program called Song to Stage. The program is an inspiring, dynamic curriculum filled with skill-building experiences designed to meet songwriters of all levels in their professional careers. Whether participants are […]

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Haunted History

The Lost Colony Presents Haunted History This Spring

The Lost Colony wants to scare you again with “Haunted History”, a new adventure about America’s greatest mystery, coming to the Outer Banks this spring. The new attraction takes place outside on the grounds of the historic Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Park, where agents from “Astral Plane Investigations” will guide you through an […]

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Dare County Arts Council offers a preschool music class.

Dare Arts Council Offering Preschool Music Class

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a six-week music workshop for preschoolers. “Musical Moments” is a fun and engaging six-week workshop of fun-filled yet educational classes for preschoolers who are close in age, and is lead by Christine Niver. Instructor Christine Niver began playing piano at the age of 5, and began her […]

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Craig Robinson takes a dip in 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 20, 2015: Back to the ‘Hot Tub’

The Hot Tub Time Machine travels back to theaters this week, while Kevin Costner coaches, The Duff digs into teen angst, and director Clint Eastwood brings an American Sniper to the historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of February 20, 2015! The historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo has the drama American Sniper (rated R), continuing […]

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Jason Momoa is Aquaman in 'Batman v Justice: Dawn of Justice'.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Reveals Aquaman! [Trending]

Director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel) set the internet on fire today by revealing our first official look at Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman in a striking teaser poster for Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder’s tweet also included the text: There is only […]

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Jolly Roger karaoke contest - February 18, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0007

Jolly Roger Hosts Talent Quest Karaoke Contest [Video / Photo Gallery]

The Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills is hosting their 2nd annual “Jollyokie” Talent Quest karaoke contest each week through March, with the local winners advancing to the regional round in Myrtle Beach and a chance to go on to the national Talent Quest competition in Las Vegas.  The local contests will be held […]

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Dare County Arts Council Craft Class for Kids

Dare Arts Council Presents Kids Craft Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a Spring Craft Workshop for Kids. This is a fun and engaging six-week workshop teaching kids the fundamentals of fine craft. Projects will include instruction in embroidery/sewing, weaving, sculpture, garden stone mosaics, mermaid or pirate doll-making, and more! Ideal for children ages 8 and up. All supplies […]

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Nature Conservancy - Coastal Resilience

Nature Conservancy Hosting Coastal Resilience Open House

The Outer Banks office of The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter, is bringing together stakeholders from Roanoke Island to engage in discussions about coastal hazards in their communities. Information will be collected and used to inform the Coastal Resilience mapping tool, developed by The Nature Conservancy, which will display key economic, social, and natural assets, […]

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Phragmites Australis

National Park Service ‘Know Your Park’ Series To Feature Phragmites

UPDATE 2/23/15: The “Know Your Park” programs scheduled for Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 have been CANCELLED. The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations. Rob Emens, Environmental Specialist for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources will present a […]

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Chrissy Teachout is Dare County Arts Council's featured artists of the month for March 2015.

Chrissy Teachout Is Dare Arts Council Featured Artist of the Month

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a special exhibit of photography for the month of March, featuring artist Chrissy Teachout. A native of the North Carolina mountains, Ms. Teachout is a writer and photographer now living and working on the Outer Banks. She credits her mountain life with “nurturing her imaginative mind from […]

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Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras Ranked 5th In Travel Channel 101 Sand n’ Surf Hotspots

The Travel Channel recently posted its new countdown of 101 Sand n’ Surf Hotspots, ranking Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks as number 5 in the countdown. The site says of Cape Hatteras, “As one of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, this national seashore stretches across 70 miles of coastline. […]

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