Author: Matt Artz

The Destination America series 'Buying the Beach' will feature the Outer Banks in an episode airing on June 9, 2014.

'Buying the Beach' Episode Featuring Outer Banks Airs In June [NC Film]

A new episode of the Destination America series Buying the Beach that was filmed on the Outer Banks is set to premiere this month. A local realtor at Sun Realty is featured in the...

'OBXE TV' Episode 13 – Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival [Video]

The 13th episode of our Outer Banks web series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring host Sue Artz taking the show on location to the first ever Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival at Roanoke...

EVP Outer Banks Pro-Am Serves Beach Volleyball Action [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 2014 EVP Outer Banks Pro-Am Beach Volleyball Tournament took place today, May 31, on the beach on the south side of Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, featuring professional and amateur matches going on...

Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.

[Movie Review] X-Men Unite For Better ‘Days of Future Past’

X-Men: Days of Future Past just may be the most entertaining X movie to date, and that’s really saying something when you consider that this is technically “Part 7” of Marvel’s mutant franchise.  I...

The Lost Colony 2013 (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

'The Lost Colony' Opens 77th Season

An Outer Banks mystery more than 400 years old and America’s original urban legend, The Lost Colony will premiere its 77th anniversary production as the country’s longest-running outdoor symphonic drama this Friday, May 30,...

EVP Outer Banks Pro-Am Brings Beach Volleyball Back To Nags Head

The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Pro-Am Beach Volleyball Tournament returns to Jennette’s Pier this weekend, featuring male and female professional volleyball players in action on the sand. Presented by Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP), the 2014...

Angelina Jolie is wicked in 'Maleficent'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – May 30, 2014: 'Maleficent' vs. 'The West'

Angelina Jolie gets wicked in theaters this week, while Seth Macfarlane finds A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Rio returns to The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of May...

A full moon over Hatteras Village, North Carolina on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Outer Banks Makes Dr. Beach Top 10 List Again

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has been named one of 2014’s “Ten Best Beaches in the United States” by Dr. Beach in his annual countdown. Also known as Stephen Leatherman, Dr. Beach is one of  America’s biggest influence makers...

Adam Sandler sees red as Dracula in 'Hotel Transylvania'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept 28, 2012

The Hotel Transylvania welcomes guests this week, while Bruce Willis tries to kill himself and ParaNorman goes trick-or-treating at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 28, 2012! The new...

Zombies will take over Outer Banks Pier this Friday to film the first official OBX HorrorFest commercial. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Horror Festival Zombie Walk Commercial Filming in Nags Head

Organizers of the first ever Outer Banks Horror Film Festival and Zombie Beach Walk are hungry for volunteers willing to get “zombified” and appear in a commercial for the innaugural event, filming this Friday in...

The annual Native Plant Sale at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Go Native at Roanoke Island Aquarium Plant Sale

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is hosting its annual Native Plant Sale next weekend, featuring a total of 75 different species and over 1,500 plants. The 17th annual Native Plant Sale on...

Falls Church, VA native Nancy (Loomis) Kyes plays Annie Brackett in the 1978 classic 'Halloween'.

'Halloween' Re-Release Brings VA's Nancy Kyes Back to Theaters

After starring in a trio of director John Carpenter’s early films, Falls Church, Virginia native Nancy Kyes retired from acting and started a new life, but the former Nancy Loomis will be back in theaters next...

Karl Urban is the judge in 'Dredd 3D'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 21, 2012

The new Judge Dredd leads four new releases into theaters this week, while Hope springs with laughter at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 21, 2012!  The...

Cumberland River wil be live in concert at the 2012 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival. (photo: Hope River)

Cumberland River is 'Justified' for Bluegrass Festival [Concert Preview]

Cumberland River will join more than a dozen nationally renowned musicians live on stage at the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo this October. Formed in Harlan County, Kentucky in 2009, the band...

Outer Banks Pro 2012

Outer Banks Pro Surfing Contest Returns to Nags Head

The area’s first professional surfing competition, the WRV Outer Banks Pro returns to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head this month. Sponsored annually by Wave Riding Vehicles (WRV) and presented this year by Hurley, the 2012 Outer Banks...

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Banjo Boys Bring Young Bluegrass to OBX Festival [Concert Preview]

Three brothers from the western hills of New Jersey, The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will make their local debut at the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo next month as the youngest...

'Finding Nemo' opens on Sept. 14 in 3D.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 14, 2012

An animated classic swims back into theaters this week with a new 3D makeover, while Jeremy Renner gets Bourne again at The Pioneer Theatre. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of September 14, 2012!...

Mother's Day: Elisa and son Noah drove up from Hatteras Island to be the Blood at the Beach Zombie Walk, April 20, 2012 in VA Beach.

Horror Film Festival and Zombies to Invade Outer Banks [UPDATED]

[UPDATED 10/26/12:  Due to inclement weather the children’s fair and zombie beach walk scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled. All other events will go on as planned.] Halloween on the Outer Banks will never be the...

First Flight Rotary club members Mark Cutlet and Warren Wrenn cooked the pig at the 2011 Oink N' Oyster Roast. (photo: RIFP)

Oink N' Oyster Roast Coming to Longboard's

 The 11th Annual Oink N’ Oyster Roast is set for next month in Kitty Hawk, featuring live music, drinks, and of course plenty of oysters and barbeque for the whole family. This year’s annual fundraiser for the...

The Easterns- 2012 poster

Jennette's Pier to Host 45th Annual Easterns Sept. 16-22

Known historically as “The Easterns”, the 45th Annual Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Eastern Championships will drop in at Jennette’s Pier next week. The 45th Anniversary celebration of the Easterns Championships will kick off this Sunday, Sept. 16 and...

OBX Entertainment Awards

2012 OBX Entertainment Awards Voting Ends Sept. 30th!

Voting for the first ever OBX Entertainment Awards will end at midnight on Sunday, September 30, 2012! 2012 VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 30th, so vote as often as you like and...

Bubba Sparxxx

Bubba Sparxxx to Heat Up Port O' Call [Concert Preview]

National recording artist Bubba Sparxxx is bringing southern hip-hop to the Outer Banks live in concert this month at Port O’ Call in Kill Devil Hills on Friday, September 21. Sparxxx scored is first...

Hatteras Wave Jam will bring the world's best windsurfers to Avon, NC September 12-15, 2012. (photo: American Windurfing Tour)

Wave Jam Brings American Windsurfing Tour to Hatteras

 One of the most recognized national extreme-sport events of the year, the 2012 American Windsurfing Tour is bringing the best windurfers in the world to Hatteras Island this month for Hatteras Wave Jam! This innaugural event...

Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West in 'The Wizard of Oz' is one of the all-time greatest villains in movie history.

Watch 'The Wizard of Oz' Outside on the Sound Friday Night!

It is perhaps the most quoted, covered, remade, rebooted, and re-imagined movie of all time, and this weekend is your chance to see it outside on the big screen and under the stars. The...

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana star in 'The Words'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 7, 2012

The Words get Bradley Cooper in trouble in theaters this week, while the latest Rush speeds into The Pioneer Theatre. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of September 7, 2012! The...

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent Headlines Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival [Concert Preview]

Hailed by The Wallstreet Journal as the “New Queen of Bluegrass”, Rhonda Vincent will headline the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, coming next month to Roanoke Island Festival Park, featuring three days of events and two...

Danielle Panabaker stars in 'Piranha 3DD'.

NC-Filmed 'Piranha 3DD' Surfaces on DVD

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2011, Dimension Fims’ bloody sequel Piranha 3DD arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, via Anchor Bay Entertainment. You can check out an official trailer for the horror...

Guttermouth

Guttermouth to Stir Up The Pit with New Threat [Concert Preview]

Summer may be windng down, but the Outer Banks music scene is heating up, with national surf-punk hellraisers Guttermouth set to invade Kill Devil Hills this month. Formed in 1988 in Huntington Beach, CA, the band is infamous for...

Pro Surfers Gabe Kling and Leah Dawson Win OBX Labor Day Cup

The Bud Light Lime Surf Series hit the east coast for the first time with its final contest of the 2012 tour, the innaugural OBX Labor Day Cup this past weekend at Jennette’s Pier in...

Legendary actor Michael Biehn was all smiles meeting hundreds of fans at the first ever "Blood at the Beach" Horror Convention in VA Beach in April 2012. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Iconic Actor Michael Biehn Directs 'The Victim' [OBXE Interview]

He’s played both hero and villain in some of the most memorable films of all time, but never a victim. When he wasn’t facing down the biggest badasses in movies in The Terminator (1984)...