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...

Nags Head Woods 5K

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...

Wright Brothers National Memorial

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...

Earth Fair OBX

Earth Fair OBX Returns To Jockey’s Ridge, Nags Head

You are invited to come and celebrate Earth Day on the Outer Banks at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and participate in a variety of engaging activities at Earth Fair OBX V. For the 5th...

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks new designation the Owen Cottage at 2019 South Virginia Dare Trail.

Kill Devil Hills Hosting Historic Landmarks Open House

The annual Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House self-guided tour of a sampling of the historic homes will begin with a reception at 1pm this Friday, April 22, at the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. Two...

UNC CSI (Coastal Studies Institute)

UNC CSI To Host Lecture On Sea Level Rise

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sea level rise as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal topics...

Rock the Cape 2016 poster

Rock The Cape Festival Returns To Hatteras Island In June

Dare County Arts Council will host their fourth annual Rock The Cape Festival June 8-10 on Hatteras Island. Rock The Cape is a three-day celebration of the creative community of Hatteras Island with live...

Science and art go head to head as Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso (David Rolf and Daniel Ziegler, foreground) meet in a French bar filled with memorable characters (L-R: Abigael McGaha, Kat Morgan, Stuart Parks II, Penelope Carroll, Rob Jenkins, Jessica Sands, Don Bridge, Shaun Olson, and Beth Egbert) in Theatre of Dare’s production of Steve Martin’s 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'.

Theatre Of Dare Presents Steve Martin Comedy In April

Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso walk into a bar, and the rest is history. That’s the concept behind Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a comedy by beloved comedian, actor, and musician Steve Martin that...

Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards and Owner of Mollie A. Fearing & Associates and Mollie Fearing’s daughter Grizelle Fearing at the 2015 opening reception. 

19th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show On Exhibit In May

The 19th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show presented by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates will open at the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) Gallery in downtown Manteo on Sunday, May 1.  The opening...

Kill Devil Derby Brigade, May 2, 2015 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)_0019

Kill Devil Derby Brigade Completes Aviation Park Improvements

The Kill Devil Derby Brigade, Northeastern North Carolina’s premiere roller derby team, calls the Outer Banks home, and they just completed a project to give back to the community.  This tough group of ladies...

KH UMC

Musical Men Of The Outer Banks Performing Kitty Hawk Concert

The Eastern Carolina Concert Society is presenting Musical Men of the Outer Banks, on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.  The event will take place in the sanctuary of Kitty Hawk United Methodist...

National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

National Park Service Announces Cape Hatteras 2016 Campground Season

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will be expanded for 2016. All four campgrounds, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke...

Dare County Arts Council Gallery Manager Louise Sanderlin, Artist Lisa LeMair, Dare County Arts Council Volunteer Erin Johnson, and Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin (left to right) at the 2015 New World Festival Of The Arts. 

Artists Invited To Participate In 35th New World Arts Festival

Celebrating its 35th year, the New World Festival Of The Arts will be held August 17 and 18 from 10am to 5pm on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. New World Festival Of The Arts offers...

“Texas” by First Flight student Michelle Hall.

Dare County High Schools Student Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show will open in the Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Monday, March 28. “We are proud to have the Dare County School Art Show...

Marie's Maids

Marie’s Maids Outer Banks Cleaners March Special Deals Announced

Marie’s Maids, the Outer Banks cleanest home service, has announced three different special deals being offered now until the end of March. You can get 10% off your first clean, and then you can...

Mattamuskeet sunset (photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)

Mattamuskeet Refuge Helping Neighbors Impacted By Excessive Rainfall

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to visit, but it’s much, much more.  Mattamuskeet is a place for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy wildlife and wildlands.  Mattamuskeet is also...

Tanya Young performing an Outer Banks beach wedding. (photo by ARTZ MUSIC & PHOTOGRAPHY)

Win A Free Wedding By Outer Banks Minister Tanya Young!

An award-winning local wedding officiant and one of the first wedding vendors on the Outer Banks, Rev. Tanya Young has performed thousands of ceremonies for happy lovebirds, but this summer for the first time...

Easter Musical

Easter Musical Announced In Kill Devil Hills

The Music Ministry of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will present “Praise His Holy Name”, a musical on the life of Christ on Saturday, March 19 at 7pm and Sunday, March 20 and at 4pm....

Campbell University Choir

Campbell University Choir Concert Coming To Kill Devil Hills

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church’s Music Ministry will host the Campbell University College Choir in concert on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30pm.  The Campbell University Choir is the principal vocal ensemble of the Music Department in...

Sanaa Lathan stars in 'Shots Fired', filmed in North Carolina.

North Carolina Awards Three Film Grants [NC Film]

The North Carolina Department of Commerce announced on Friday that three upcoming film and TV productions are each recipients of funds from the state’s Film and Entertainment Grant program this year. You can read...

National Park Service 2016 Centennial

Outer Banks History Center Announces NPS Centennial Events

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, the Outer Banks History Center is partnering with the National Park Service Outer Banks Group to present a...

Ellie Midgette’s nautical quilt.

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show Returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this March.  Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or...

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Announce 2016 Opening Date

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 15 through Monday, October 10, and...

Downy Woodpeckers can be spotted in the winter months. (photo: Jeff Lewis)

UNC CSI Hosting Winter Gardening And Birdwatching Lecture

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

A 1963 surfing contest in Kitty Hawk, NC. (photo by Aycock Brown / courtesy of Outer Banks History Center)

History of NC Surfing Event Coming To Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

The North Carolina Maritime Museums and Jennette’s Pier will host an evening program on the history of surfing in North Carolina, a free event that will take place at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head...

Judge Scott Eagle is pictured with his selection for Best in Show by Travis Fowler.

Frank Stick Memorial Art Show 2016 Winners Announced

Dare County Arts Council has announced this year’s winners of the 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Judge Scott Eagle of East Carolina University awarded Best in Show to Travis Fowler for his painting...

The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Opens January 30th.

Dare Arts Council Presents 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present the 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, presented by Southern Insurance Agency. Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, this is the longest running...

The Brown oceanfront house at 1235 Va. Dare Trail, built in 1947, featured on the Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Tour.

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House Announced

The Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House event has been announced for April 22 from 2 to 5pm at Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, located at102 Town Hall Drive The self-guided tour of a sampling...

Kelly's St. Patrick's Parade - March 15, 2015 in Ngas Head, NC (photo by OBXentertainment.com)_0032

2016 Kelly’s Nags Head St. Patrick’s Parade Officially Announced

The 27th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Sunday, March 13 at 1 pm on the Beach Road (NC 12) in Nags Head. The Outer Banks is famous for its beaches,...