Author: Matt Artz

Channing Tatum and Halle Berry star in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 22, 2017: ‘Kingsmen’ Are Back

The Kingsmen are back in theaters this week, while witches join social media. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 22, 2017! A sequel to the popular comic book adaptation, Kingsman:...

Halloween International Film Festival - October 26-28, 2017 in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Outer Banks Halloween International Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced!

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 full lineup of 2017 Official...

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Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 15, 2017: ‘Mother’ Of Horror

Jennifer Lawrence faces a scary home invasion in theaters this week, while Michael Keaton builds the perfect Assassin, and the Pioneer opens a Glass Castle. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of...

National Public Lands Day 2017

National Public Lands Day Announced For Sept. 30

Join National Park Service staff on Saturday, September 30 at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo) to contribute to the volunteer efforts. Meet at the park visitor center at 9:00...

KDH Ice Cream Social 2017

Kill Devil Hills’ Annual Ice Cream Social Returns To Aviation Park

The annual Kill Devil Hills Ice Cream Social returns this month. The popular family-friendly event is set for Tuesday, September 26, from 4:30 to 7pm at Aviation Park, located on Veterans Drive across from First Flight...

The Manteo Boat Building Corporation produced air-sea rescue boats (pictured here), as well as army launches, navy landing craft, sailing dinghies and balsa wood life floats for the service in WWII.

UNC CSI Hosting NC Splinter Fleet Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s role in World War II shipbuilding as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series this month.  This series,...

'Wicked Tuna- Outer Banks' captains on July 23, 2017 at Pirate's Cove Marina in Manteo, NC. (photo by OBX Entertainment)

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 Finale Preview

Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks has proven to be the closest race in the spin-off show’s history, and it all concludes this Sunday...

Nags Head Elementary School Great Pumpkin Fair Halloween Festival

Nags Head Elementary School 2017 Halloween Pumpkin Fair Announced

The Halloween season is nearly upon us here on the Outer Banks, and one of this year’s kickoff events will be the annual Great Pumpkin Fair at Nags Head Elementary School, where everyone is...

Wicked Tuna Outer Banks Captain Dale Lisi of the Foolish Pleasures

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 Ep. 7 Previews

Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks continues with Episode 7, titled “Catch Me If You Can”, and we have two official previews and two...

Bill Skarsgard is Pennywise in 'It'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 8, 2017: ‘It’ Is Back

The most infamous of all evil clowns emerges from sewers to terrorize a new generation of kids in theaters this week. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 8, 2017! Based on...

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‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 Ep. 6 Previews

Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks continues with Episode 6, titled “Tuna and the Beast”, and we have two official previews and two new...

'Cars 3' is back for another lap.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 1, 2017: ‘Cars’ Takes A Victory Lap

The animated world of Cars is back for one more lap around the track playing locally this week, while the Pioneer gets Lucky. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 1, 2017!...

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA - August 21, 2017 (photo by OBX Entertainment)_0044

Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2017 Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

It has been a few years since my family visited Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, so we were beyond excited to be able to return to the theme park for a quick but thrilling one-day...

'Let's Go', filmed on the Outer Banks, NC

Outer Banks Short ‘Let’s Go’ Wins Hampton Roads 48-Hour Film Project Awards

A talented crew of Outer Banks filmmakers brought home big prizes in this year’s Hampton Roads 48 Hour Film Project, winning awards for Best Cinematography and 2nd place Best Film, while also gaining nominations for...

Boxing at Kelly's - September 16

Live Boxing Coming To Kelly’s, Nags Head [Interview]

Live boxing is coming to Kelly’s in Nags Head this September. We recently caught up with the Outer Banks’ best known local fighter and trainer David “Do or Die” Derby to get the details...

2017 Outer Banks Pro poster

2017 Outer Banks Pro Surfing Event Returns To Nags Head Labor Day Weekend

The 2017 WRV Outer Banks Pro Surfing Championship returns to Nags Head this Labor Day Weekend. The WRV Outer Banks Pro is an official World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qalifying Series (QS) event, drawing top rated...

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner star in 'Wind River'.

Weekend Movie Update – Aug. 25, 2017: Murder on the ‘River’

There’s murder in the Wind in theaters this week, while a hero takes a Leap into the world of ballet. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 25, 2017! Avengers co-stars Elizabeth...

Foolish Pleasures on Wicked Tuna Outer Banks

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 Ep. 5 Previews

Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks continues with Episode 5, titled “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, and we have two official previews and two...

Best in Show Award Recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements

New World Festival of Arts 2017 Award Winners Announced

Perfect summer weather, over 75 world-class artists, and the backdrop of the Manteo waterfront provided the ideal setting for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts on August 16 and 17. Mixed media...

Girl Scout Day

Roanoke Island Festival Park To Host Girl Scout Day Event

The 5th Annual Girl Scout Day will be held on Saturday, September 30, from 10am to 4pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The event includes Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts.  During the event, girls...

'Good Behavior', filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina

‘Good Behavior’ Season 2 Trailer Unveiled [NC Film]

Currently filming in Wilmington, North Carolina, our first look at the upcoming Season 2 of the TNT drama series Good Behavior has arrived online, teasing more of the “tainted love” story to come. Good Behavior stars...

Halle Berry stars in 'Kidnap'.

Weekend Movie Update – Aug. 18, 2017: ‘Hitman’ Faces A ‘Kidnap’

The Hitman has a bodyguard in theaters this week, while Halle Berry goes rogue as one tough mother, Adam Driver gets Lucky, Brie Larson enters a Glass Castle, and The Apes take over the Pioneer Here’s...

'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' Reels of Fortune Capt. Charlie Griffin

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 Ep. 4 Previews

Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks continues with Episode 4, titled “Dethroned”, and we have two official previews and a clip for you to...

Surfalorus 2016 screening at Dare County Arts Council. (photo courtesy of Tatum Clements)

Surfalorus Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced

The Surfalorus Film Festival will bring an eclectic array of local, regional, national, and international surf films to the Outer Banks when it returns for its sixth year September 21-23. The free, family-friendly event will...

Billye Brown-Youmans

Choral Festival Concert Coming To Kill Devil Hills

The Eastern Carolina Concert Society (ECCS) is sponsoring a Choral Festival Concert on Sunday, August 27, 4 p.m., at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, 907 S Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, Milepost 8.5, featuring e...

Elizabethan Gardens - Virginia Dare statue

Elizabethan Gardens To Celebrate Virginia Dare History And Birthday

North Carolina has long embraced its Elizabethan history, and in Dare County, residents celebrate the August 18 birth of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parentage born in the new world to the ill-fated Elizabethan...

Captain TJ Ott on Wicked Tuna Outer Banks

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 Ep. 3 Previews

Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks continues with Episode 3, titled “Karma’s a Fish”, and we have an official preview and a clip for...

'Annabelle' prequel reveals the dolls 'Creation'.

Weekend Movie Update – Aug. 11, 2017: ‘Annabelle’ Lives

The Creation of horror’s newest creepy doll is revealed in theaters this week, while another Nut Job gets even nuttier. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 11, 2017! Another prequel to The...

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real Return To Kelly’s, Nags Head

National recording artists Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are set to return to the Outer Banks this September, live in concert at Kelly’s in Nags Head. The band is touring in support...

North Carolina in the Great War Exhibit Opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Shown is Ken Daidone, of Manteo, viewing the exhibit which contains artifacts from his family. The show can be seen daily until September 24 in the Small Art Gallery in Ticket Sales. It is free and open to the public.

‘North Carolina In The Great War’ Exhibit Opens At Festival Park

A new exhibit, “North Carolina in the Great War” opens this Monday (Aug. 7) at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world...