Author: Matt Artz

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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...

For King & Country

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...

Lucero

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,...

Cracker

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...

Dare Day

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...

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Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series 5/25/17 Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series kicked off yesterday (Thursday, May 25) at The Sounside event site in Nags Head, featuring national recording artists Red Wanting Blue, The Commonheart, and Tropidelic, as well as amazing...

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War Is Here In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Official Trailer

Winter is here and the Great War has begun in the first official trailer for the upcoming Season 7 of HBO’s Emmy winning drama series Game of Thrones. While the 90-second preview sets up...

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Outer Banks Shag Club Coming To Magnolia Pavilion In Manteo

The Outer Banks Shag Club is inviting the public to join them for an evening of listening and dancing to outstanding beach music, provided by DJ Harvey Taylor, at the Magnolia Pavilion in Manteo...

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Weekend Movie Update – May 25, 2017: ‘Pirates’ Return

Captain Jack Sparrow and his Pirates of the Caribbean are back in theaters this week, while the lifeguards of Baywatch gets a comedic big screen makeover. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for this extended...

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Watch The Third ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer!

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released a brand new official trailer for this summer’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier today, featuring even more new footage of everyone’s favorite web slinger in action. After debuting in Captain...

ZoSo - The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience

ZoSo Bringing Led Zeppelin To Life At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute experience,  Zoso is bringing the classic sounds of the iconic rock band to the Outer Banks this summer, in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo in July....

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Weekend Movie Update – May 19, 2017: ‘Alien’ Begins

A familiar Alien attacks theaters this week, while a Wimply Kid returns, young love is Everything, and the Guardians continue their stay at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of May 19, 2017!...

One of Kill Devil Hills' designated Historic Landmarks, the Hall Home at 2401 North Virginia Dare Trail.

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks 2017 Open House Announced

The town of Kill Devil Hills will host its annual Historic Landmarks Open House this year on October 6, from 1 to 5pm. The self-guided tour of a sampling of the historic homes inventory will...

Dr. Nancy White

UNC CSI Executive Director Honored With Women Of Distinction Award

Dr. Nancy White, the Executive Director of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, was recently recognized by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women at East Carolina University (ECU) with the Women of Distinction...

Mike Muglia prepares to deploy an ADCP along the continental shelf off Cape Hatteras.

UNC CSI To Host Gulf Stream And Continental Shelf Water Exchange Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on the Gulf Stream and the exchange of continental shelf water into the deep ocean part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture...

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Teaze Bringing Hairspray And ’80s Metal To Kelly’s, Nags Head

The 1980s glory days of glam rock and “hair band” heavy metal is alive again on the Outer Banks this month when Teaze makes their local debut live in concert at Kelly’s in Nags...

OBX Summer Send Off Concert

OBX Summer Send Off Concert At Festival Park Announced

Mike Dianna’s Bearded Face Productions has announced the inaugural OBX Summer Send Off (OSSO) concert to benefit the Mustang Outreach Program, presented in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, coming to Roanoke Island...

Charlie Hunnam is King Arthur in 'Legend of the Sword'.

Weekend Movie Update – May 12, 2017: King Arthur’s New ‘Sword’

King Arthur draws a new Sword from the stone in theaters this week, while Goldie Hawn gets Snatched, and the Guardians continue their stay at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for...

Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime

Sublime Tribute Badfish Playing Roanoke Island Festival Park

The renowned Sublime tribute band Badfish is coming back to the Outer Banks this summer, live in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. As the late, great Bradley Nowell would say –...

The First Light of Freedom Memorial was placed at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in 2001 as part of the North Carolina Civil War Heritage Trail and was funded by the local Freedmen’s Remembrance Committee.

NPS Honors Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony 154th Anniversary

The National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group is honoring the 154th anniversary of the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on May 14. “If you can cross the creek...