Author: Matt Artz

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...

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...

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 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...

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

The annual Kill Devil Hills Ice Cream Social returns in October (rescheduled from its original September date). The popular family-friendly event is now set for Monday, October 23, from 4:30 to 7pm at Aviation Park, located...

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 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’ 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...

‘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...

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 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...

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 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...