National Public Lands Day 2017

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,...

Best in Show Award Recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements

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...

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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...

Elizabethan Gardens - Virginia Dare statue

Elizabethan Gardens To Celebrate Virginia Dare History And Birthday

North Carolina has long embraced its Elizabethan history, and in Dare County, residents celebrate the August 18 birth of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parentage born in the new world to the ill-fated Elizabethan...

North Carolina in the Great War Exhibit Opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Shown is Ken Daidone, of Manteo, viewing the exhibit which contains artifacts from his family. The show can be seen daily until September 24 in the Small Art Gallery in Ticket Sales. It is free and open to the public.

‘North Carolina In The Great War’ Exhibit Opens At Festival Park

A new exhibit, “North Carolina in the Great War” opens this Monday (Aug. 7) at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world...

National Aviation Day - August 19, 2017 at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Celebrate National Aviation Day At Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial and the First Flight Society invite you to celebrate National Aviation Day on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. The park will be...

Outer Banks Pridefest

7th Annual Outer Banks Pridefest Coming To Manteo

For the seventh year, OBX Pride, Inc. welcomes the LGBTQ community to Outer Banks Pridefest during the weekend of September 22-24. The three-day long celebration begins Friday afternoon September 22 and runs through Sunday September 24....

New World Festival of the Arts Poster

New World Art Show Returns To Manteo For 36th Year

Over 75 world-class artists will travel to the Manteo waterfront August 16-17 for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts. From 10am-5pm on both days guests can peruse fine art, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry,...

H2OBX Waterpark

H2OBX Outer Banks Waterpark Opens In Currituck

After a brief delay on Wednesday due to weather, the much anticipated H2OBX Waterpark officially opened to the public on Thursday (June 22) in Currituck County, welcoming guests to one of the most innovatively designed and uniquely located waterparks...

The 2016 Killer Dunes 2-Miler and Fun Run.

Killer Dunes 2-Miler And Fun Run Support Friends Of Jockey’s Ridge

You are invited to start off your Independence Day, July 4, by completing a two-mile course on the tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States at the annual Killer Dunes 2-Miler and...

The Outer Banks Women's Club provided scholarships for Manteo High School students to visit the UNC CSI (Coastal Studies Institute).

Outer Banks Woman’s Club Provides Scholarships for UNC CSI Visit

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club continues to support UNC CSI Education Programs through generous donations that provide scholarships for local students to visit UNC CSI.  Funding from the club covers transportation expenses and program...

Beach nourishment project in Duck, NC, on June 1, 2017. (photo by Matt Artz for OBX Entertainment)

Kill Devil Hills Beach Nourishment Coming Sooner Than Expected

 The ongoing beach nourishment project that began in Duck last month is actually moving ahead of schedule, and as a result, the contractor has changed the project schedule and the town of Kill Devil...

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...

Kill Devil Hills beach at sunset, 3-11-17, photo by Matt Artz_0001

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,...

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...

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...

International Migratory Bird Day

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day At Alligator River Refuge

“Helping Birds Along the Way” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species between their nesting habitats...

The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde To Play OBX Shred Fest

Alternative hip hop group The Pharcyde will return to the Outer Banks for the first time in almost 20 years to join Southern Culture on the Skids, as previously reported here, and headline the...

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NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

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National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the National Park Service celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This past year, these...

National Park Week

Celebrate National Park Rx Day With Yoga On The Beach

In partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is celebrating the second annual National Park Rx Day with Yoga on the Beach, at Coquina Beach, this Sunday, April 23...

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Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

An adult Green Heron looks for prey. (photo: Jeff Lewis)

UNC CSI To Host Outer Banks Birding Lecture

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

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Free Opening Day Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Dave Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 21 through Monday, October 9,...

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

AZA Grants Accreditation To NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced on Monday (April 3) that the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Accreditation by AZA signifies that North...

Trash Attack 2017 (photo courtesy of Jonathan Clark)

Trash Attack Volunteers Clean Up Kill Devil Hills

One hundred volunteers and town staff, along with Town mascots Elvis and Grabbie, met at the lot north of the Kill Devil Hills Fire Station for the town’s annual Trash Attack community clean-up this past Saturday,...

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack is back on April 1, 2017.

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack Is Back

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ annual Trash Attack! community clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers will meet and register at the lot beside the Kill Devil Hills...