Author: Matt Artz

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H2OBX Waterpark Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

After a brief delay on Wednesday due to weather, the much anticipated H2OBX Waterpark officially opened to the public on Thursday (June 22) in Currituck County, welcoming guests to one of the most innovatively designed and uniquely located waterparks...

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H2OBX Outer Banks Waterpark Opens In Currituck

After a brief delay on Wednesday due to weather, the much anticipated H2OBX Waterpark officially opened to the public on Thursday (June 22) in Currituck County, welcoming guests to one of the most innovatively designed and uniquely located waterparks...

The 2016 Killer Dunes 2-Miler and Fun Run.

Killer Dunes 2-Miler And Fun Run Support Friends Of Jockey’s Ridge

You are invited to start off your Independence Day, July 4, by completing a two-mile course on the tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States at the annual Killer Dunes 2-Miler and...

Big Ban Boom children's concert is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Big Bang Boom Kids Show Playing At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The 2017 Children’s Performance Series at Roanoke Island Festival Park kicks off with Big Bang Boom Children’s Concert this month in Manteo. Big Bang Boom is a three-piece power pop band of dynamic dads...

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Weekend Movie Update – June 23, 2017: ‘Baby Driver’ Revs Up

The ultimate soundtrack for speed arrives in theaters this week, while the Transformers continue to battle, and Wonder Woman stands tall at the Pioneer Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of June 23,...

Emilia Clarke is Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'.

Winter Arrives In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 New Trailer

It may be the first day of summer, but winter is here in the second official trailer for the upcoming Season 7 of HBO’s Emmy winning drama series Game of Thrones. The new two-minute preview...

Sofia Boutella is Princess Ahmanet in 'The Mummy'.

‘The Mummy’ Reborn Unwraps Dark Universe [Review]

 The rebirth of The Mummy is upon us, with the latest reboot of the franchise kicking off Universal’s recently announced Dark Universe of interconnected films that will re-launch all of the studio’s classic horror...

The Outer Banks Women's Club provided scholarships for Manteo High School students to visit the UNC CSI (Coastal Studies Institute).

Outer Banks Woman’s Club Provides Scholarships for UNC CSI Visit

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club continues to support UNC CSI Education Programs through generous donations that provide scholarships for local students to visit UNC CSI.  Funding from the club covers transportation expenses and program...

Optimus Prime returns in 'Transformers: The Last Knight'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 16, 2017: ‘Transformers’ Roll Out

There is more than meets the eye to The Last Knight when the fifth Transformers movie crashes into theaters this week, while Scarlett Johansson has a pre-wedding Rough Night, Disney returns to the world...

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Summer Children’s Shows Return To Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park is once again hosting a variety of children’s shows this summer. The shows take place each week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30am and on Thursday evenings at 6pm. Tickets...

Beach nourishment project in Duck, NC, on June 1, 2017. (photo by Matt Artz for OBX Entertainment)

Kill Devil Hills Beach Nourishment Coming Sooner Than Expected

 The ongoing beach nourishment project that began in Duck last month is actually moving ahead of schedule, and as a result, the contractor has changed the project schedule and the town of Kill Devil...

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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Teaser Trailer Released

Marvel will kick off next year with the highly anticipated Black Panther, and the first official teaser trailer has been arrived online. The character, also known as T’Challa, the king of the fictional African...

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Horror Short ‘Lost In Buffalo City’ Filmed On Outer Banks

The new horror thriller Lost in Buffalo City, an independent short film produced locally on the Outer Banks, has just been released for on demand viewing online.  We here at OBX Entertainment have long...

Sofia Boutella is 'The Mummy'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 9, 2017: ‘The Mummy’ Awakens

Universal Pictures is re-launching its iconic lineup classic movie monsters in the recently announced Dark Universe of interconnected films, beginning this week with the arrival of the new Mummy. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie...

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Outer Banks Centre For Dance Presents ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

The Outer Banks Centre for Dance will present its annual show, taking the audience on a journey somewhere over the rainbow with a live performance of The Wizard of Oz this month in Kill...

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‘Wonder Woman’ Is Beyond Super [Review]

Wonder Woman is finally in theaters in her first ever headlining live action feature film, easily the best superhero movie you will see this year and one of the finest genre achievements ever made,...

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‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 4 First Look Revealed

We have your exclusive first look at the upcoming Season 4 of the locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks, with a new preview promising that “salty memories...

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For King & Country Concert Coming To Roanoke Island Festival Park

His Generation is presenting another inspirational concert this summer, featuring the Australian duo For King & Country with special guests We Are Messengers live in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this...

Art teachers and student rest after installing the student art exhibit at the Front Porch in Nags Head. Pictured from left: Jilli Schuler, Camie Romano, (student Vivian Wyant), Alice Baldwin and Holly Humphlett. (photo courtesy of Barbara Hanft)

Dare High Schools Student Art Show On Exhibit In Nags Head

For the first time ever AP art students from Manteo and First Flight High Schools have teamed up to host a collaborative art show called Dare To Art, which is currently on display at...

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Lucero To Play Outer Banks Brewing Station

Lucero is coming to Kill Devil Hills this summer, live in concert at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in July. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Lucero brings a unique “country-punk” sound that has been described as...

David Hild, along with his son James and friend Jadon Midgett, enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo during a past event. (photo: USFWS)

Pea Island Fishing And Crabbing Rodeo Celebrates Great Outdoors Month

Come join your friends and neighbors for the annual Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, June 10 from 9am to noon.  This is one of the most looked-forward-to annual events for families...

A tagged juvenile loggerhead sea turtle swims freely among the sargassum. (photo: John McCord, UNC Coastal Studies Institute)

UNC CSI Releases Turtles In Gulf Stream As Part Of Tracking Initiative

Researchers at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released juvenile and adult sea turtles into the Gulf Stream in partnership with the North Carolina Aquarium...

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NPS Hosting Beach Cleanups For World Oceans Month

June not only marks the beginning of summer, it also marks World Oceans Month. Our oceans, which make up approximately 70 percent of the earth, are natural treasures, a source of food and energy,...

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Cracker Coming To Kelly’s, Nags Head

National recording artists Cracker are coming back to the Outer Banks this month, live in concert at Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head. Led by singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman, Cracker...

Gal Gadot is 'Wonder Woman'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 2, 2017: ‘Wonder Woman’ Rises

Wonder Woman arrives in theaters in her first headlining movie this week with the highly anticipated opening of the fourth film in the DC Extended Universe, following Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn...

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Hatteras Island To Host 5th Annual Rock The Cape Festival

Dare County Arts Council is partnering with local galleries and businesses to celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island at the 5th annual Rock The Cape Festival, happening June 17-24. The weeklong celebration features family-friendly, community-oriented...

July 4, 2016 Independence Day Fireworks in Kill Devil Hills, NC (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0011

Kill Devil Hills Independence Day Fireworks Set To Ignite July 7th

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will once again host its annual Independence Day fireworks display off of Avalon Pier this summer, but the event will take place just a few days after the...

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Dare Day Celebration Returns To Downtown Manteo

The annual Dare Day celebration returns to the downtown Manteo waterfront this weekend, with live music, food, and activities throughout the day on Saturday. Live music will be provided by The Original Rhondels, Sea...

Ocracoke was ranked as No. 3 in Dr. Beach's list of the Top 10 Best Beaches for 2017. (photo: drbeach.org)

Ocracoke Ranked Third Best Beach In America

Dr. Beach, also known as Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, has released his annual list of the 50 Best Beaches in America, and once again the Outer Banks is represented, as Ocracoke Island...

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H2OBX Waterpark Opening Date Rescheduled

UPDATE 6/21: The official grand opening of the new H2OBX Waterpark has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 22. The newest attraction on the Outer Banks, the massive new $46 million state of the art...