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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...

Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director Kim Sawyer and volunteer Lynda Midgett.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Seeking Volunteers

Roanoke Island Festival Park is currently looking for new volunteers to the join staff for the upcoming 2017 season. Roanoke Island Festival Park has several volunteer opportunities available including costumed interpreters in the Settlement...

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

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...

Glenn Eure at the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. (Photo courtesy of Logan Marshall.)

39th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Awards Announced

 Over 300 people poured into the Dare County Arts Council Gallery on the evening of Saturday, January 28 for the opening reception of the 39th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Ceramic artist and...

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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...

Science on the Sound

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,...

"Lunch Tiime" by Nancy Haddock

Photography Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is hosting a series of Wildlife and Wetlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year, and the next Expo will open with an...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public input on its proposal to expand the acquisition boundary for Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge. “The Roanoke River corridor offers  important bottomland hardwood habitat to many...

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Shag Club’s Harvest Dance Raises $5.3k For Outer Banks Relief Foundation

Everyone who attended the Outer Banks Shag Club’s 24th Annual Harvest Benefit Dance (pictured below) on November 19th had lots of fun dancing and bidding for items in a wonderful silent auction at the...

Power of Art with GEM Adult Day Services. (Photo courtesy of DCAC Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards.)

Dare County Arts Council Unleashes Power of Art Program

Dare County Arts Council announces a new program called the Power of Art, serving special groups in need or with limited access to arts programming and education. Made possible by a grant from the...

2016 Playbill Cover by Catherine Hamill

Spotlight on Performing Arts Call for Entries Announced

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council are co-presenting the Spotlight On Performing Arts exhibit, which will be on display from February 11 through April 28, 2017 at Duck...

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Outer Banks Shag Club Harvest Dance To Benefit Locals In Need

The Outer Banks Shag Club has announced details of its 24th Annual Harvest Benefit Dance this weekend in Nags Head.  Carol Koon and 8-year-old Milo Rosales, Outer Banks residents who were involved in a...

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Outer Banks Family Portraits Holiday Special Offer Announced!

It’s that time of year again, and fall is the perfect season to schedule a relaxed and stress-free Outer Banks family beach portrait session, just in time for timeless gifts and Christmas cards!  ...

The Elizabeth II under full sail.

Elizabeth II To Voyage From Manteo To Bath

Elizabeth II, whose homeport is Roanoke Island Festival Park (RIFP), will be docked on the state dock at Bath Historic Site on November 16 and 17 as part of a voyage that is sponsored by...

Theatre of Dare presents 'The Dining Room'.

Theatre of Dare Presents ‘The Dining Room’ In November

Theatre of Dare will present a new comedy this month that will bring the audience on stage for The Dining Room, opening this weekend. The lead player in Theatre of Dare’s fall production of...

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Outer Banks Woman’s Club Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair Announced

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club has announced that their annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair will take place on Saturday, November 26 from 9:30am to 4:00pm at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills.  The...

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$46 Million H2OBX Waterpark Opening In Currituck, Outer Banks 2017

A new $46 million state of the art water park is coming to the Outer Banks, set to open in Currituck County in 2017, as construction has just begun on what will be known...

A group of Outer Banks Woman’s Club members recently met to launch the 29th year of the Angel Gift Program.

Outer Banks Woman’s Club Angel Gift 2016 Program Launched

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club Angel Gift Program has launched its 29th year of providing a magical Christmas experience to needy children in Dare County, in partnership with the Dare County Department of Health...

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Wright Brothers National Memorial Getting New Interactive Exhibits

Starting this November, the historic Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will undergo a rehabilitation project to preserve and restore its existing architecturally significant features and to rehabilitate its mechanical and electrical systems. A...

Theatre of Dare presents 'Lying in State' in October 2016.

Theatre of Dare Announces Free Preview of Comedy ‘Lying in State’

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and right now, the Outer Banks could use a healthy dose of it, Theatre of Dare has decided to contribute to Hurricane Matthew recovery in their...

New World Festival of the Arts 2016 Best in Show 3D (L-R)- DCAC Executive Director Chris Sawin, Best in Show 3D award recipient Cliff Garren, and DCAC Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards. (photo courtesy of Dare Arts Council)

New World Festival of the Arts Award Recipients Announced

Over 75 world-class artists gathered at the Manteo waterfront August 17-18 to showcase their work in the 35th Annual New World Festival of the Arts. This year’s New World Festival of the Arts Jury...

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Special Programs Celebrate National Park Service 100th Anniversary

Thursday, August 25, 2016 is National Park Service Founders Day and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

Girls at the 2015 longboard exhibit at DCAC. (L-R): Nadya Williams, Mary Wickre, Katie Kennis, Jess Moody, Fran Marler, Mary Schmader, Kim Franks, Whitney Hines, Patti Hook, and Haley Rae. (Photo courtesy of Mary Schmader.)

Surf’s Up in September at Dare County Arts Council

Celebrating the art of surfing, the Collectors Classic Longboard Exhibit paired with Outer Banks surf photography by Mickey McCarthy will be on display at Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo September 2-30. Returning...

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Renowned 3D Chalk Artist To Highlight National Aviation Day Celebration

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as part of that year-long ongoing celebration they have chosen what would be Orville Wright’s 145th birthday, August 19, recognized around the country as National...

111th first flight anniversary observance at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC on December 17, 2014. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0035

NPS To Honor Wright Brothers On Orville’s Birthday, National Aviation Day

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as part of that year-long ongoing celebration they have chosen what would be Orville Wright’s 145th birthday, August 19, recognized around the country as National...

UNC CSI Instructor Autumn Reaghard and campers tested for indicator bacteria levels present in local waterways.  (photo by Jay Clark, ECU News Services)

Woman’s Club Provides UNC CSI Summer Camp Scholarships

Each summer the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) offers fun, educational experiences for middle and high school students through weeklong day camps hosted at the UNC CSI Research and Education Campus in Wanchese,...

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35th Annual New World Festival of the Arts Returns To Manteo

Bringing 85 world-class artists from across the East Coast to sell and showcase their work, the New World Festival of the Arts returns to the Manteo waterfront August 17-18 from 10am to 5pm. The...

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New Outer Banks Water Park Coming To Currituck In 2017

There will be another exciting and fun way to beat the heat next summer, as plans were approved last month paving the way for a new 80-ace water park coming to the Outer Banks,...

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OBX Arts and Craft Festival Announced

It’s that time of year again for one of the Outer Banks’ most memorable art shows, featuring many popular area artists, as the OBX Arts & Craft Festival returns to the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty...

USFWS / NCFS Marshmaster (photo by Bonnie Strawser/USFWS)

USFWS / NCFS Partnership Benefits Eastern NC Communities

Fire Officials from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the NC Forest Service met this morning to transfer a Marshmaster owned by Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to the State for use in...