‘Wizard of Oz’ Playing at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park is going to the magical land of Oz this week as part of their ongoing summer series of children’s shows. Brightstar Theatre will be performing The Wizard of Oz in the...

Killer Dunes Charity Run Returns to Jockey’s Ridge July 4th

The 13th Annual Killer Dunes 2-Miler and Fun Run benefit returns to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head on the morning of Wednesday, July 4th. Start off your Independence Day by completing a...

Haydini Kids Magic Show Coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park has a magical performance kicking off their summer series of children’s shows. Haydini: Rare Magic Well Done will be performing next week in the Children’s Show Summer Series at Roanoke Island Festival...

A patriotic postcard featured in Post from the Coast. (Courtesy of Museum of the Albemarle)

Roanoke Island Festival Park Announces New Summer Exhibits

Roanoke Island Festival Park has announced the opening of its two new summer exhibits, Post from the Coast and Flying Kites with Delia, beginning June 21. The exhibits will open daily in the ticket sales gallery from...

OBX Mystery Dinner Announces ‘Once Upon a Crime’ for 2018 Season

The OBX Mystery Dinner has announced its 2018 production will be an original medieval-themed play called Once Upon a Crime, showing this summer at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills.  With more than...

Elizabethan Gardens Hosting Kentucky Derby Event

The Outer Banks models one of the finest of southern traditions with their Kentucky Derby Party, an annual fundraising event to benefit three local nonprofits. While the actual race is hundreds of miles away,...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Updates Entrance Fee to Support Improvements

The National Park Service (NPS) announced recently that Wright Brothers National Memorial will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 1,...

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Opening Date Announced

The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 20 through Monday, October 8. National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the local...

Theatre of Dare's 'Cabaret' cast.

Theatre of Dare Presents ‘Cabaret’ in March at Festival Park

The film theater at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will host Theatre of Dare’s production of the musical Cabaret, premiering on March 16. “The characters in this show don’t even notice the Nazis...

Stained glass window painting by North Carolina artist Teresa Cole Rogers featured on 'Treehouse Masters'.

Outer Banks-Inspired NC Artist Featured on ‘Treehouse Masters’ [Video]

Noted artist Teresa Cole Rogers, formerly of Plymouth, North Carolina, who now resides in Wilmington, has created a unique glass window painting that will be featured on the upcoming Season 10 premiere episode of...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day Announced

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open to the public for a free Winter Climb on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Volunteers from the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and...

An aerial view of the research team recording the shipwreck site. 

UNC CSI Researchers Rediscover Forgotten Gunboat Near Rodanthe

A team of East Carolina University (ECU) graduate students led by Dr. Nathan Richards, head of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute’s (UNC CSI) Maritime Heritage Program and Associate Professor in the Program in Maritime...

'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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

New World Festival of Arts 2017 Award Winners Announced

Perfect summer weather, over 75 world-class artists, and the backdrop of the Manteo waterfront provided the ideal setting for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts on August 16 and 17. Mixed media...

Billye Brown-Youmans

Choral Festival Concert Coming To Kill Devil Hills

The Eastern Carolina Concert Society (ECCS) is sponsoring a Choral Festival Concert on Sunday, August 27, 4 p.m., at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, 907 S Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, Milepost 8.5, featuring e...