Author: Matt Artz

Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 17, 2017: ‘Justice’ Is Here

The most iconic superhero comic book characters of all time bring Justice in theaters this week, while a Star celebrates the true meaning of Christmas and a boy of Wonder steps into a bigger world. Here’s your...

The U.S. 208th Army Band

208th U.S. Army Band to Perform Christmas Concert at Festival Park

The 208th United States Army Band will perform a free Christmas concert on Saturday, December 2, in the Film Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, beginning at 6pm.   The event is...

2017 Festival of Trees Christmas Benefit Returns to Kill Devil Hills

The 29th Annual Outer Banks Hotline Festival of Trees will be held at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront in Kill Devil Hills on December 1 and 2, 2017.  Bargains abound at the Bazaar in...

Cate Blanchett is the Goddess of Death Hela in 'Thor: Ragnarok'.

‘Thor’ Sequel Ragna-Rocks [Review]

 I don’t know why it took so long for Led Zeppelin’s pummeling anthem “The Immigrant Song”, which includes lyrics about Thor’s “hammer of the gods”, to be used in a live action Thor movie, but...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day Announced

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open to the public for a free Winter Climb on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Volunteers from the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and...

An all-star cast tries to solve a 'Murder on the Orient Express'.

Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 10, 2017: ‘Murder’ Mystery Train Ride

An all-star cast attempts to solve a Murder in theaters this week, while the Daddys celebrate Christmas in a blended family. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Nov. 10, 2017! Based on...

2017 Outer Banks Halloween Parade Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade returned for a final march around Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head on Sunday, October 29, 2017, and despite some rain, a spirited crowd turned out...

On the Orange Carpet, (from left) HIFF co-founder Matt Artz; 'Let's Go' writer/actor Tim Hass; 'Midnight Shift' director Dan Sellers; 'Close Calls' actress Jordan Phipps; 'The Transgressor' director Victoria Duncan; 'The Transgressor' actress Grace Folds; 'Lost in Buffalo City' director Raymond Wallace; HIFF co-founder Sue Artz; and 'The Cthulhu Candidate' director Alan Postscript, at the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC on Oct 26, 2017. (photo: OBX Entertainment)

OBX Halloween International Film Festival 2017 Award Winners Announced

The 2nd Annual Halloween International Film Festival returned to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina for three days, October 26-28, featuring a total of 46 Official Selection independent films from eight different countries around the...

Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 3, 2017: ‘Thor’ Returns

Thor and the Hulk are back in theaters this week, while the Bad Moms celebrate Christmas. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Nov. 3, 2017! Marvel’s latest action sequel Thor: Ragnarok (rated...

OBX Halloween International Film Festival Returns Oct. 26-28

The 2nd Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina October 26-28, 2017 during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, presented by Halloween Daily News and OBX Entertainment, featuring independent films submitted from...

'Boo 2: A Madea Halloween' goes trick or treating.

Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 20, 2017: Medea’s ‘Halloween’

Madea celebrates Halloween, the Brave fight fires, and something Different arrives in theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Oct. 20, 2017! Tyler Perry’s new comedy sequel Boo 2: A Madea...

Jason Meets Michael at Killer Friday the 13th Halloween Event [Photo Gallery]

Two of the most iconic masked horror villains in all of pop culture, Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th films and Michael Myers from the Halloween films, were on the Outer Banks for...

Bill Skarsgard is Pennywise in 'It'.

‘It’ Returns As Scarier, Hungrier Pennywise [Review]

 It has returned to terrorize a new generation of kids, and he’s scarier, angrier, and hungrier than ever before in the new big screen adaptation of author Stephen King’s classic novel.   As in the...

An aerial view of the research team recording the shipwreck site. 

UNC CSI Researchers Rediscover Forgotten Gunboat Near Rodanthe

A team of East Carolina University (ECU) graduate students led by Dr. Nathan Richards, head of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute’s (UNC CSI) Maritime Heritage Program and Associate Professor in the Program in Maritime...

‘The Houses October Built 2’ Joins OBX Halloween Film Festival

The 2nd Annual Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina this October 26-28, featuring more than 40 independent films from around the world, culminating with a special Showcase screening of...

Outer Banks Halloween Parade - October 29, 2017

4th Annual OBX Halloween Parade Returns to Kelly’s, Nags Head Oct. 29

The 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade returns to Kelly’s in Nags Head on Sunday, October 29, 2017, starting with the pre-parade kickoff party at 2pm, with the walking parade itself beginning at 3pm,...

Kmart Halloween Carnival Joins OBX HalloWeek Festivities

HalloWeek is happening on the Outer Banks this year, with many Halloween events happening around the area, anchored by the 4th Annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 29, and also including the Halloween International Film...

It's 'Death Day' in theaters.

Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 13, 2017: ‘Death Day’ is Born

A new slasher celebrates Death Day by hitting repeat in theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Oct. 13, 2017! A horror film that is similar to the comedy...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ New Official Trailer Unveiled!

Disney and LucasFilm have just released a truly amazing new official trailer the upcoming continuation of the Skywalker family saga, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which was unveiled during Monday Night Football earlier...

Heroes Unite In New ‘Justice League’ Trailer

A new trailer for DC’s upcoming superhero ensemble Justice League debuted earlier today, featuring all kinds of new footage of the most iconic comic book characters of all time. Following the events of Man of Steel,...

Trick or Treat Night at First Flight Elementary School - Oct. 28, 2017

First Flight Trick Or Treat Night Halloween Fundraiser Returns During HalloWeek

HalloWeek is happening on the Outer Banks this year, with many Halloween events happening around the area, anchored by the 4th Annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 29, and also including the Halloween International Film...

Halloween International Film Festival - Oct. 26-28, 2017 in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Halloween Film Festival Sponsored In Part By Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The 2nd Annual Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina this October 26-28, featuring more than 40 independent films from around the world, and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is once...

Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 6, 2017: A New ‘Blade Runner’

A new Blade Runner resumes the hunt for replicants in theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Oct. 6, 2017! A sequel to the 1982 landmark sci-fi epic, Blade Runner 2049 (rated R)...

'Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 U.S. Monuments in the Spotlight' comes to Wright Brothers National Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

Wright Brothers National Memorial Hosting Light Art Show

Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA this Sunday, October 1.  This special event is open to the public and admission to...

Daniel Ziegler, Katelyn Rea, and Tim Hass perform in Theatre of Dare’s ‘Boeing Boeing’ last spring. The auditorium where TOD shows have been held for more than 20 years is now infested with mold and unlikely to reopen.

Theatre of Dare Looking for New Home

On the precipice of its 27th season, Theatre of Dare finds itself in a serious housing crisis. After a rainy summer, the COA (College of the Albemarle) Auditorium in Manteo that the community theatre group has called...

Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival - 2017 poster

2017 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Returns To Manteo

The 6th Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival is happening this Wednesday through Saturday, October 4-7, at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. The concert lineup for the four-day event includes The Isaacs, Rhonda Vincent and...

Conservation Assistance Day at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Conservation Assistance Day Comes To Roanoke Island Festival Park

You are invited to make your appointment to receive free, professional advice on how to care for, preserve, and protect precious family heirlooms during Conservation Assistance Day at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo....

Tom Cruise is 'American Made'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 29, 2017: ‘Made’ In America

Tom Cruise gets Made in theaters this week, while a new group of Flatliners kill themselves, as Faith is questioned. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 29, 2017! An airline pilot is recruited...

Cotton Patch Gospel Coming To Kill Devil Hills

 The Eastern Carolina Concert Society (ECCS) is excited to offer the opportunity for you to see a great show titled, “Cotton Patch Gospel”! This show is made up of a cast of four performers...

Chris Whitehurst benefit concert at Outer Banks Brewing Station - Oct. 1, 2017

Epic Gathering of Local Talent to Play Benefit Concert for Chris Whitehurst

An epic gathering local talent will be performing live this weekend at a massive benefit concert happening at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills to help area resident and longtime sound...