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The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

National Park Service Announces Seasonal Hatteras, Ocracoke ORV Closures

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week the temporary closing of seasonal ORV (off road vehicle) routes in front of village beaches will take place on April 1, 2015. In accordance with the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the following seasonal ORV routes close temporarily to vehicles […]

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'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina

Zach Galifianakis Leads ‘Masterminds’ In First Trailer [NC Film]

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the first official teaser for the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds has arrived and it looks pretty hilarious. Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), you can watch the first […]

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Adam West and Burt Ward announce the voice Batman and Robin in a new animated movie at Mad Monster Party on March 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (photo by Matt Artz for HalloweenDailyNews.com)

Adam West, Burt Ward Return In New Batman And Robin Movie! [Trending]

We had a great time in Charlotte, North Carolina this past weekend covering the 4th Annual Mad Monster Party convention for our partner site HalloweenDailyNews.com, where we watched actors Adam West and Burt Ward make a surprise announcement that they will reprise their iconic roles as Batman and Robin in a new animated feature film […]

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Sue Artz with Outer Banks Fishing Charters Captain Tim Story on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on March 24, 2015. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 40 – Outer Banks Fishing Charters Capt. Tim Story [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 40, featuring an all new interview with our special guest Capt. Tim Story, of Outer Banks Fishing Charters, returning to our show for the second time.  Capt. Tim will discuss what he loves most about taking families on their first charter […]

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Will Ferrell wants to Get Hard in theaters.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 27, 2015: ‘Hard’ Comedy

Will Ferrell tries to Get Hard in theaters this week, and an animated alien just wants to get Home, while Cinderella arrives at the historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of March 27, 2015! At the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, Disney brings the classic fairy tale to live for a whole new generation in […]

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Outer Banks Children At Play Movies On The Sound 2015 Schedule Revealed

The Outer Banks Children at Play Museum in Kitty Hawk will once again present free outdoor screenings of some of your favorite classic family films every Friday night this summer as part the Movies on the Sound program. All movies this year will be shown at the Town Green in Duck or at the College […]

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'The Ugly Duckling' is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Announces 2015 Children’s Shows

Roanoke Island Festival Park has just announced a number of new family friendly children’s shows coming to the Outer Banks this summer. The 2015 schedule of kids shows at Roanoke Island Festival Park includes: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – June 17, 18, and 19 at 10:30am Mike Mulligan and his […]

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Feast On 2015 Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

For the ultimate taste of the beach, there is no better way to experience the many varieties of local cuisine than Outer Banks Restaurant Tours, featuring walking and driving tours to some of the finest locally owned and operated restaurants in the Outer Banks. These innovative tours offer participants a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet the […]

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Kill Devil Hills - Incorportated March 6, 1953

Take Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Online Survey

The Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Commission is looking for citizen feedback with its 2015 Community Appearance Survey.  It takes less than five minutes to complete and provides the Commission with direct feedback on areas in the Town that may need attention to make the community more aesthetically pleasing.  Respondents can address a variety of […]

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The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Kill Devil Hills Releases Beach Nourishment Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a video to provide an informational overview of the Town’s proposed beach nourishment program, along with the history of beach erosion efforts in the community. The segment features Mayor Sheila Davies, along with business and community leaders, including Cliff Blakely, Aubrey Davis, Warren Judge, and former Mayor Lowell Perry. The Kill […]

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Acrylic by First Flight High School 11th Grader Sarah Mandis.

Dare High Schools Art Show Opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

You are invited to come witness the creativity, originality, and promise in the youthful artists featured in the Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The exhibition features two and three dimensional handcrafted art including: ceramics, stained glass, wood and fiber art, mixed media, digital art, printmaking, sculpture, paintings, drawings, […]

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Sue Artz with Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on March 16, 2015. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 39 – Dare Arts Council Director Chris Sawin [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 39, featuring an interview with our special guest Chris Sawin, executive director of the Dare County Arts Council. Chris will discuss this year’s 40th anniversary of the Dare Arts Council and preview some of the exciting events they have planned to […]

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1964: The Tribute brings the music of The Beatles back to the Outer Banks on June 21, 2015.

The Beatles 1964 Tribute Band Returning To Outer Banks

The ultimate Beatles tribute band will return to the Outer Banks this summer to perform live once again at the historic Waterside Theatre at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island this summer. The Lost Colony is excited to announce that 1964: The Tribute will return to the Waterside Theatre in June 2015. Captivating national and international […]

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Outer Banks Forum presents Windsync in concert at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills on March 28, 2015.

Outer Banks Forum Presents Windsync Ensemble [Concert Preview]

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents the renowned ensemble Windsync live in concert in Kill Devil Hills this month. Be mesmerized by Windsync, hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians.” This talented young group has distinguished itself among classical music ensembles as North America’s foremost emerging wind quintet.  The award-winning […]

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'Paper Towns', filmed in and around Concord and Charlotte, North Carolina

‘Paper Towns’ First Trailer, Poster Revealed [NC Film]

Filmed partially in and around Concord and Charlotte, North Carolina, the first official trailer for the romantic drama Paper Towns has come online today. 20th Century Fox has revealed the first trailer along with the above still for Paper Towns, based on the novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green and starring […]

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Something wicked this way comes at 'PsychoPath'.

Haunted History Tour Brings Ghosts Of ‘The Lost Colony’ To Life

The history of our modern America began here…experience it in an entirely new way. The Lost Colony is extremely excited to present the Haunted History interactive ghost tour to the public in March and April. Haunted History is a walking tour on the grounds of the first English Colony in America that is both fun and […]

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Outer Banks 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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Dare County Arts Council Song to Stage Workshop

Dare Arts Council Song To Stage Workshop Features Grammy Winner

Dare County Arts Council has announced new details about the upcoming Song To Stage Songwriting Workshop, featuring multi-award winning songwriter and veteran instructor Louisa Branscomb (Founder, Branscomb Mastercraft) and bluegrass music’s fastest rising act Nu-Blu. Outer Banks locals can register for the three-day workshop at a special locals rate of $250. Reservations are now open […]

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Delta Rae

Delta Rae To Play Kelly’s, Nags Head In June [Concert Preview]

North Carolina’s own Delta Rae have toured around the world, appeared on Conan and had their music featured on HBO’s True Blood, and now the new age folk rock band is coming the Outer Banks, live in concert at Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head in June! Formed in Durham, North Carolina, Delta Rae consists of […]

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Shailene Woodley returns as Tris in 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 20, 2015: ‘Divergent’ Sequel

The futuristic rebels of The Divergent Series are back in theaters this week, while Sean Penn is The Gunman and North Carolina native Julianne Moore is Still Alice at the historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of March 20, 2015! At the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, Fayetteville, North Carolina native Julianne Moore stars in the […]

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'Max' movie poster

‘Max’ Debuts Inspirational First Trailer [NC Film]

Filmed in and around Charlotte, Asheville, Kings Mountain, Elkin, Faith, Gastonia, and Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, MGM Studios, Sunswept Entertainment, and Picture 8 Productions has just released the first official trailer and poster for the a new family movie Max, which is inspired by true events.   Max tells the real life story of a Belgian Shepherd working in Afghanistan […]

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US Fish And Wildlife Service Accepting Comments On Hunt Fees

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on the proposal to charge a fee for hunting permits on Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge.  The proposal is to charge a fee of $15 for limited-entry 3-day hunting permits for waterfowl, turkey, deer (gun), and deer (archery).  Since 1981, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills Supports No Change In Occupancy Tax Distribution

The Town of Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners has released a public statement officially opposing possible changes in occupancy tax distribution that were recently proposed by North Carolina Senator Bill Cook. You can read the full statement below, including how you can contact Cook to voice your opposition. State Senator Bill Cook recently co-sponsored […]

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National Park Service Outer Banks Group offers nature programs for preschoolers. (photo by Cindy Heffley/USFWS)

National Park Service Offers Free Nature Programs For Preschoolers

Participants in the National Park Service Outer Banks Group’s Preschool Young Naturalist Program recently designed their own walking sticks (pictured below) before heading out on the nature trail behind the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island.  The program meets year-round every Friday from 10 to 11am and is free. For information on the program, you […]

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