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KDH Lights Up St. Patrick’s Day with Electric Clover, Pot of Gold [Video / Photo Gallery]

There is a pot of gold to be discovered in Kill Devil Hills on this St. Patrick’s Day, as the town continues to express its festive spirit with a new electric light display at...

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20th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Announced in Kill Devil Hills

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Outer Banks, and you are invited to bring the family and join the Dare County Parks & Recreation Northern Beach Division on Saturday, April 1, for the 20th Annual...

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Dare High Schools Student Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show will open in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Friday, March 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 8pm. The exhibit will...

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‘Shots Fired’ Hits Hot Buttons In New Trailer [NC Film]

Filmed in Gastonia, North Carolina and the Charlotte region, Fox has released a new preview of the upcoming drama Shots Fired, which premieres on the network next week. The 10-hour event series takes an explosive...

Natural and man-made treasures found after an Outer Banks hurricane.

UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Beach Combing Biology

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s beachcombing as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics...

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Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

An Outer Banks tradition for almost three decades, the 28th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade turned the beach road green today (Sunday, March 12), as locals and visitors alike came out to celebrate, despite...

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Outer Banks Bike Week 2017 Schedule of Events Announced

The official schedule of events for the 15th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week has been announced. Bike Week roars back to the Outer Banks with various events happening throughout the area, starting on Saturday, April...

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Festival Park ‘Digging for Answers’ About Missing Colonists In April

Digging for Answers: The Continued Search for the Missing Colonists of Roanoke Island will be presented in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park Saturday, April 8 at 1pm in partnership with East Carolina University. The...

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OBX Arts & Craft Festival Coming To Kitty Hawk

The annual OBX Arts and Craft Festival returns to the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk in September. This annual show features a variety of creations from 25 Outer Banks artists whose specialties include...

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Putt Putt for Polio Returns to Professor Hacker’s in May

The 5th Annual Putt Putt for Polio charity event is back in May.  The purpose of the event is to raise funds to fight the scourge of polio and to keep it from coming...

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Outer Banks Quilt Show Vendor Day Is This Weekend

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show Vendor Day and Trunk Show is on exhibit this month at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, and the annual vendor day is coming this weekend. Vendor day will...

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OB-Xscape Rooms Coming To Southern Shores

The Outer Banks will finally get its own escape room experience when the new OB-Xscape Rooms officially opens this summer in Southern Shores. For those who are unfamiliar, an escape room is a physical...

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Outer Banks Shred Fest Returns To Nags Head In May

The second annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest will be held Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 8pm at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. The family-friendly event will feature live music by multiple...

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Outer Banks Quilt Show Opening At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will open on Friday, March 3, with an opening reception from 6 to 8pm in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The piano students of Calvino...

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Kelly’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Parade Marches On In Nags Head!

Watched by more than 8,000 attendees each year, the annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Nags Head is recognized as the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in North Carolina, and it’s happening again this...

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Dare High School Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, showing March 24 through April 20 (Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm). A meet-the-artist reception is set for March 24 from 5 to...

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UNC CSI to Host Lecture on NC’s Changing Coastline

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s changing coastline as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal...

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Dare County Arts Council To Host Former NC Poet Laureate

Dare County Arts Council is bringing former Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti back to the Outer Banks for a two-day residency March 10-11. On Saturday, March 11, Bathanti will teach a writing...

King Arthur of Camelot (Stuart Parks II, right) and his loyal squire Patsy (Claire Stansky) are heading to the Outer Banks for Theatre of Dare’s upcoming production of ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’, opening at the COA Auditorium in Manteo February 17.

Theatre of Dare Presents ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ on Stage

When Theatre of Dare decided to go “all comedy” for its 2016-17 season, the obvious choice for the group’s annual big cast, big-budget musical became abundantly clear: Monty Python’s 2004 Broadway hit Spamalot. “Not many musicals...

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Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island to be Remembered at Festival Park

155 years after the Battle of Roanoke Island, By Land and by Sound: A Modern Conversation on the Battle of Roanoke Island will be held on Thursday, March 16, in the Indoor Theatre at...

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New World Festival of the Arts Announces Call For Entries

Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held at the Manteo waterfront August 16-17 from 10am to 5pm.  The...

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Outer Banks Quilt Show Is Back At Roanoke Island Festival Park In March

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, showing in the gallery March 4-18 from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. There will be an Opening...

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Watch N.Y. Met Opera Perform ‘Rusalka’ Live At R/C Theatres

Your chance to watch the New York Metropolitan Opera perform live is happening this month at R/C Theatres KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, where you can see a live broadcast of their...

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Chill at Outer Banks Polar Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis

The annual Outer Banks Polar Plunge is back this month, returning to the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills with hundreds of brave volunteers ready to dive into the chilly waters of the ocean...

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‘Shots Fired’ In New Trailer, Premiere Date Announced [NC Film]

Filmed in Gastonia, North Carolina and the Charlotte region, Fox has released a new official trailer for the upcoming series Shots Fired, a drama featuring a fictional North Carolina town in turmoil after a racially-charged...

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Spotlight On Performing Arts Exhibit Opening In February

The Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit presented by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council will open with an artist reception on Saturday, February 11 at Duck Town...

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Riff Tides Playing Valentine’s Dance Benefit for GEM

The local band The Riff Tides will return to Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern for a Valentine’s Weekend dance to benefit GEM Adult Day Services. The Riff Tides will be playing many of...

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Artrageous Art Event Joins Dowdy Park Grand Opening Celebration

The new Dowdy Park in Nags Head will have its official grand opening celebration in May, an event which will now include Dare County Arts Council‘s annual Artrageous kids art show, as well as...

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‘Star Wars’ Fans Unite For Memorial Lightsaber Vigil [Video / Photo Gallery]

Local fans of the Star Wars movies joined the Outer Banks Halloween Society at a memorial lightsaber vigil in Kill Devil Hills this past weekend, lighting up the sky in memory of Star Wars icons Carrie...

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UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Pharmaceuticals in Coastal Waters

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture this month on pharmaceuticals and personal care products in coastal waters as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series,...