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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...

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Senior Arts And Crafts Show Returns To Kill Devil Hills

The 43rd Annual Senior Arts and Crafts Show returns to Kill Devil Hills in August. Sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, the 2016 Senior Arts and Crafts Show will take place on Wednesday,...

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‘Velveteen Rabbit’ Kids Show Hops Over To Roanoke Island Festival Park

Bright Star Touring Company will present The Velveteen Rabbit children’s show this month at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. This literary classic is routinely named one of the top books for children, and...

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‘Voices From The Outer Banks’ Book Signings Announced

Voices from the Outer Banks is a new book in which locals tell the oral history of the area, compiled and edited by Stephen Kirk, who is scheduled to be at a number of...

Veterans Writing Workshop 2016 workshop leader, retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and professional writer James Matthews.

Dare Arts Council Veterans Writing Workshop Now Accepting Applications

Dare County Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2016 Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project, which will be held November 5 and 6 at UNC Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island. Returning to...

Killer Dunes Fun Run is coming July 4, 2016 at Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head.

Killer Dunes July 4th Fun Run to Support Friends of Jockey’s Ridge

Runners are invited to start off their Independence Day this Monday, July 4 by completing a two-mile course on the tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags...

The 440th Army Band will perform an Independence Day concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on July 4, 2016.

440th Army Band To Perform July 4th Concert At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The 440th United States Army Band will perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park, beginning at 8 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.), for the annual July 4th Celebration, also featuring fireworks, provided by the Town...

Let Freedom Ring concert - July 3, 2016

Patriotic Concert To Let Freedom Ring

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will hold their 9th Annual “Let Freedom Ring” musical concert on Sunday, July 3 at 5pm.  Featured will be the 70-voice sanctuary choir, 16-piece orchestra and guest singers.  Musical Director,...

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Outer Banks Crab Crunch Festival Coming To Nags Head

Grab your friends and family, and get ready for a seafood party Outer Banks-style at the inaugural Outer Banks Crab Crunch Festival, set for Wednesday, July 6 from 5 to 8pm at the Soundside Event Site...

See 'Seussical Jr.' live at Roanoke Island Festival Park June 22-24, 2016!

‘Seussical Jr.’ Children’s Show Playing Roanoke Island Festival Park

University of North Carolina Greensboro will bring their production of the Seussical Jr. children’s show to the Indoor Theatre stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park on June 22, 23, and 24 at 10:30am.  In addition, an afternoon...

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UNC CSI To Host Science Lecture On Sustainable Coastal Gardening

 The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable coastal gardening and as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series this month.  This series, held monthly, highlights research...

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‘Legend: An OBX Novel’ Sets Dark Mystery On The Outer Banks

Season 3 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV will return next week with a new episode featuring an interview with Joseph Waltenbaugh, author of Legend: An OBX Novel, a dark...

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Roanoke Island Festival Park Receives TripAdvisor Award

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo recently learned it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor...

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Rock The Cape Festival Returns To Hatteras Island

Dare County Arts Council will host their fourth annual Rock The Cape Festival this month on Hatteras Island. The Rock The Cape Festival will return to Hatteras Island for its fourth year for three days of...

Rainbow at Jennette's Pier. (photo courtesy of Jennette's Pier staff)

Jennette’s Pier To Close Sections For Wind Turbine Repairs

Large portions of Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head will be closed to fishing and sightseeing for a few days this month in order to allow workers to perform critical wind turbine repairs and maintenance...

OBX Pridefest - Sept. 9-11, 2016 in Nags Head

OBX Pridefest Welcomes LGBTQ Community to Outer Banks for Sixth Year

Despite the international notoriety HB2 has brought to the state, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and OBX Pride, Inc. welcome the LGBTQ community at OBX Pridefest September 9-11, 2016, in Nags Head. The...

Surfalorus 2015 film viewing at Dare County Arts Council. (Photo courtesy of DCAC)

Surfalorus Seeks Films For Annual Festival

The Dare County Arts Council announces the official call for entries for the 5th annual Surfalorus Film Festival being held September 15-17 on the Outer Banks. Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between the Dare...

'The Lost Colony' is performed live at Waterside Theatre on Ronaoke Island, North Carolina every summer since 1937. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘The Lost Colony’ 79th Season Performance Dates Announced

The Lost Colony will open its 79th season on May 27 and run through August 20 at Manteo’s Waterside Theatre, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the story of America’s first unsolved mystery. The elaborate...

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UNC CSI To Host ‘Mathews Men’ Author Book Signing

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI), in conjunction with Duck’s Cottage Books, is hosting a lecture and book signing as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly,...

Anglers have been jigging for these nice-sized bluefish from Jennette’s Pier all week long. (photo courtesy Jennette’s Pier)

Jennette’s Pier Celebrates Anniversary With Family Fishing Tournament

Plenty of hard-fighting bluefish and sea mullet are keeping anglers busy at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, and this spring bite is just in time for the Pier’s annual Family Fishing Tournament set for...

Glenn and Pat Eure of Ghost Fleet Gallery and watercolorist Peggy Saporito at the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. (Photo by Dare County Arts Council Board Member Julie Walter.)

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Award Recipients Announced

Hundreds of artists and art enthusiasts gathered at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo on Sunday, May 1 for the opening of the 19th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The annual...

Dare County Arts Council's 2015 Ruby Renaissance Gala. (photo by Mary Basnight)

Dare County Arts Council Announces Emerald Elegance Gala

The Dare County Arts Council officially announced this week that their Emerald Elegance Gala will take place on Saturday, October 22 at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion in Manteo from 7pm to 12am. The Emerald Elegance Gala...

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Run To 33rd Annual Nags Head Woods 5k Charity Benefit

The 33rd Annual Nags Head Woods 5k and Village Realty Fun Run return this weekend, as is tradition for the Outer Banks’ oldest yearly running event to be held during Mother’s Day weekend. This...

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NPS Outer Banks Parks Generate $225.4 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,743,338 non-local visitors to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2015 spent $179.8 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported...

Kill Devil Hills beach. (photo courtesy of Kill Devil Hills)

Dare County Accepts Beach Nourishment Bid For KDH, Kitty Hawk, Duck

On behalf of the towns of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Duck, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on March 17, 2016, accepted the base bid for the beach nourishment project, totaling $38,520,850.00, from Great...