National Park Service announces pre-nesting beach closures on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

National Park Service Announces Pre-Nesting Beach Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.  During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding...

The Hall House at 2401 North Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills was built in 1938.

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House 2015 Announced

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House event is back in April, offering a glimpse into some of the town’s most striking local structures.  The self-guided tour of a sampling...

Jacqueline Cardoza, Bayla Fisher, Jay Niroula, Emily Wiggans, Kathryn Maitland, Grace Scorpio, Samantha Chandhok, Superintendent David Hallac, Brittany LeBeau, and Mitchell O'Neill

University of Vermont Students Assist with NPS Outer Banks Projects

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] For the second season, a group of young University of Vermont students have traveled to the Outer Banks Group national parks to assist with many park “springtime sprucing-up” projects.  These energetic...

Shark Fin

NPS Know Your Park Series Continues With Sharks Of NC

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations. Charles Bangley, a PhD candidate in the Coastal Resources Management...

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

Kill Devil Hills Proclaims Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Kill Devil Hills Mayor Sheila F. Davies has issued a proclamation declaring March 2-8, 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Kill Devil Hills. “We encourage anyone in our community who has...

Learning to ride small waves is perhaps one of the children’s favorite activities during summer camps at Jennette’s Pier. Registration for all summer camps at Jennette’s Pier, as well as the N. C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, opens Monday, March 2 at 9 a.m. (photo courtesy Jennette’s Pier)

Jennette's Pier Summer "Camperships" Help Kids In Need

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] At least two children in Dare County’s Friends of Youth program will get the opportunity for several pretty cool adventures this summer thanks to a $505 donation by the Manteo Rotary...

Brooksie Wells

Ruth Wyand, Brooksie Wells To Perform In Kitty Hawk [Concert Preview]

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Ruth Wyand and Brooksie Wells will perform a double bill on March 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Kitty Hawk. “‘Bluejazz” or “Jazzy Blues” are the names heard to...

National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

National Park Service Announces 2015 Outer Banks Campground Schedule

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public starting on Friday, April 17.  Oregon Inlet and Frisco Campgrounds will...

The cast of Theatre of Dare’s 'Godspell': Top row: Larissa Roughton, Steven Devaney. Center row: Lara Parks, Katie Bender, Rob Jenkins, Missy Eppard, Daniel Ziegler, Bridgett Nesfield. Bottom row: Tim Hass, Kat Morgan, Kelsey Thompson, Jimmie Lee Brooks III, Jared Eng-Hong.

Theatre of Dare Brings Saint Matthew To Life In 'Godspell'

When it comes to the 1971 rock musical Godspell, it can be easy to get caught up in the music score, the colorful costumes, and the stage shenanigans. But when the curtain goes up...

Dare Arts Council Frank Stick Memorial Art Show 2015 Best In Show Winner

Dare Arts Council Announces 2015 Frank Stick Winners

The Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from February 21 through March 20, 2015. Now in its 37th year, the show...

Beachfront Bargain Hunt

HGTV's 'Beachfront Bargain Hunt' To Feature Outer Banks Realtor

Another local realtor will be featured on an upcoming episode of the HGTV series Beachfront Bargain Hunt, which was filmed on the Outer Banks, North Carolina last year. The March 1, 2015 HGTV Beachfront...

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue 2014

Kill Devil Hills Releases New Ocean Rescue Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a new town-produced 30-minute video that is like an Outer Banks episode of Cops crossed with Baywatch, aimed at educating beach goers about ocean safety. In the middle of...

Grammy winner Louisa Branscomb

Grammy Winner To Teach Songwriting Workshop At Dare Arts Council

Grammy winning songwriter and veteran instructor Louisa Branscomb (Founder, Branscomb Mastercraft) and bluegrass music’s fastest rising act Nu-Blu, announce their collaboration to present a first-of-its-kind program called Song to Stage. The program is an...

Dare County Arts Council offers a preschool music class.

Dare Arts Council Offering Preschool Music Class

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a six-week music workshop for preschoolers. “Musical Moments” is a fun and engaging six-week workshop of fun-filled yet educational classes for preschoolers who are close in...

Dare County Arts Council Craft Class for Kids

Dare Arts Council Presents Kids Craft Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a Spring Craft Workshop for Kids. This is a fun and engaging six-week workshop teaching kids the fundamentals of fine craft. Projects will include instruction in...

Nature Conservancy - Coastal Resilience

Nature Conservancy Hosting Coastal Resilience Open House

The Outer Banks office of The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter, is bringing together stakeholders from Roanoke Island to engage in discussions about coastal hazards in their communities. Information will be collected and used...

Phragmites Australis

National Park Service 'Know Your Park' Series To Feature Phragmites

UPDATE 2/23/15: The “Know Your Park” programs scheduled for Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 have been CANCELLED. The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter...

Chrissy Teachout is Dare County Arts Council's featured artists of the month for March 2015.

Chrissy Teachout Is Dare Arts Council Featured Artist of the Month

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a special exhibit of photography for the month of March, featuring artist Chrissy Teachout. A native of the North Carolina mountains, Ms. Teachout is a writer...

Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head is temporarily closed for outfall work.

Nags Head Outfall Work To Close Admiral St. Beach Access

Perhaps starting as early as today (February 16), the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be using the Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head to stage equipment that will be used to...

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Hatteras, Bodie Island Lighthouses 2015 Climbing Schedule Revealed

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2015 from Friday, April 17 through Monday, October 14....

Outer Banks Chief Ranger Paul Stevens

Outer Banks Chief Ranger Announces Retirement

After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS), Paul Stevens will be retiring on February 27, 2015.  Stevens, a long-time resident and Outer Banks Group employee, transferred to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in...

Pam Ponce's photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled "Winter Silence" will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 - 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

Spring Wildlife And Wildlands Art Expo Opens

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year. The Refuge invites local artists to exhibit their work...

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Holiday Weekend Is Free Admission At Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the Presidents’ Day holiday by waiving admission fees on Saturday through Monday, February 14, 15, and 16, 2015.  Presidents’...

Hazelnut is the newest addition to the Ocracoke ponies.

Ocracoke Pony Herd Welcomes New Member

Hazelnut was born on February 4, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. and becomes the 17th member of the current Ocracoke Pony herd!  Her mother is Sacajawea, a mare from Shackleford Banks who joined the...

World Radio Day 2015

Fort Raleigh To Commemorate World Radio Day on February 13

In the spirit of the eminent radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will be commemorating World Radio Day, February 13, 2015.  While performing experiments between Roanoke Island and Hatteras Island, North...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service Begins Cape Hatteras Seashore Changes

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff began the process in early January of reviewing and complying with recently passed legislation in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act related...

Theatre of Dare

Theatre of Dare Reveals 25th Season Productions

Theatre of Dare will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season in the fall, and during the intermission of Saturday’s performance of You Can’t Take It With You, TOD board members revealed the organization’s selections...

Matt Myatt is Village Realty's 2014 Agent of the Year.

Village Realty Names 2014 Agent of the Year

Village Realty has announced that Matt Myatt is their top sales agent for the sixth year in a row. Since 2008, Village Realty Broker Matt Myatt has excelled in surpassing sales goals, breaking personal...

Red Flag in Kill Devil Hills

Nags Head To Allow Experienced Bodyboarders In Red Flag Conditions

Experienced bodyboarders that meet new standards will now be permitted to into the ocean under red flag “no swimming” conditions, along with surfers, within the town of Nags Head, after a recent ordinance change was...

Members of the Tuskegee Airmen were honored in Nags Head, NC on February 4, 2004. (photo by Matt Artz)

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Celebrates Black History Month

Since the mid-1970’s our Nation has commemorated African American heritage during the month of February as an official observance to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles...