Manteo Christmas Celebration Kicks Off Outer Banks Holiday Season

The Town of Manteo will kickoff the Outer Banks holiday season with their annual Christmas Celebration happening the first weekend of December.   The festivities will begin on Friday, Dec. 4, with the Boat...

Shake painting by Kalo. (photo courtesy of Dare County Arts Council)

Dare Arts Council Announces Joint Chicamacomico Historical Art Project

Outer Banks artists will have a unique chance to combine their creative talents with local history in the coming year as part of a joint venture between the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) and...

Dare County Arts Council Veterans Exhibit Receives Surprise Addition

The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center received a welcome surprise addition to the Family Traditions of Service exhibit that is currently on display upstairs in the Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen...

Wright Brothers Memorial Entrance Fee Waived on Veterans Day

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park units across the country in honoring current and former servicemen and women and...

Theatre of Dare Bringing ‘Wonderful Life’ To Kill Devil Hills

Theatre of Dare is coming home for the holidays. The organization, currently celebrating its 25th season of community theatre on the Outer Banks, will perform It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at...

A preview of Family Traditions of Service: An Historical Tribute to Veterans:  A Historical Military Exhibit from the North Carolina Archives. The exhibit opened on, November 3 at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC.

Outer Banks Veterans Week 2015 Schedule of Events Released

As part of Outer Banks Veterans Week, Dare County Arts Council has published a schedule of events and ceremonies for veterans this month, which you can find below.   For the third consecutive year, Dare...

Shown is the late Julia Haywood (left) and Gwen White (right), the project co-founders in 1987. With them two years ago, is Emily Lewis (center) with Village Realty, a large annual contributor to the Angel Gift Project.

Outer Banks Women’s Club Launches 2015 Christmas Angel Gift Project

It’s Outer Banks Woman’s Club Angel Gift Program time again. Shown below is the late Julia Haywood (left) and Gwen White (right), the project co-founders in 1987. With them two years ago, is Emily...

Theatre of Dare presents 'Our Town', Nov. 13-22 in Manteo. (photo by Benj Lipchak)

Theatre of Dare Going To ‘Our Town’

As their twenty-fifth anniversary season continues, Theatre of Dare is pleased to present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Our Town.   The classic American play is considered by many to be the best American...

Keepers of the Light Amphitheater (photo by National Park Service)

Keepers of the Light Amphitheater Opens at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore celebrates the dedication of the new Keepers of the Light Amphitheater near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina. The...

Graduate Students in the Program in Maritime Studies map and document the remains of the “Corolla Wreck”. (photo by John McCord)

UNC CSI Presents ‘Our Underwater Heritage’ Lecture Series

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute will host the eighth presentation in the “Our Underwater Heritage” Lecture series on November 4, at 6pmat the UNC CSI campus site on Roanoke Island.   The lecture series,...

Elizabeth II Taking Voyage to Elizabeth City

The Elizabeth II, whose homeport is Roanoke Island Festival Park, will be docked on the Elizabeth City waterfront this week, Oct 22-25. The 16th Century representative ship will start her outreach voyage, weather permitting, to...

Red wolves (photo by Greg Koch)

Celebrate International Wolf Awareness Week

International Wolf Awareness Week will be celebrated at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, located at 100 Conservation Way on Roanoke Island, with singer/songwriter and naturalist Terri Bocklund. Cry Wolf is a free, one-hour...

Dare Arts Council Hosting Sea Turtle Clay Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a polymer clay workshop with artist Cyndi Buell, creating sea turtle pendants and sculptures. Cyndi says, “Sea turtles are some of our oldest living creatures on...

Kat Morgan plays blind heroine Susy Hendrix. (photo: Theatre of Dare)

Thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ Begins Theatre of Dare 25th Anniversary Season

Theatre of Dare will kick off their 25th anniversary year, as well as the Outer Banks Halloween season, this weekend with the classic thriller Wait Until Dark. Read on for the official press release...

New Off-Road Vehicle Ramp Opening Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today the September 4th opening of the newly constructed parking area, a footpath, and Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Ramp 32, located south of the village...

National Park Service Founders Day Celebrating 99th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 is National Park Service Founders Day – the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service.  Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

Celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, site of the first flight, will be celebrating Orville Wright’s birthday, recognized throughout the country as National Aviation Day, on August 19 with a full day...

Painting by Frank DuVal, titled "Osprey", after a photograph by Eve Turek.

Fall Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island National Wildlife Refuge

Throughout the year, the  National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Art Expos featuring various artforms focusing on Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina. The Fall Art Expo will open...

Baby Virginia Dare comes to life when 'The Lost Colony' features 11 local Outer Banks infants in performances in honor of Dare's birthday, Aug. 18-19, 2015. (photo by Dee Ostrander)

‘The Lost Colony’ Announces 2015 Virginia Dare Babies

Virginia Dare is one of the most influential historical figures to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks, and in celebration of her 428th birthday, The Lost Colony continues its beloved tradition of casting local...

The National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps was made up of local students (from left to right, back row) Kameron Wocel, Rhett Kowlolk, William Dong, Flectcher Casey, (middle row) Robbie Campbell, Marcos Cruz, (front row) Briana Gallaga, and Jaci Eckert. (photo by National Park Service)

Outer Banks Locals Join NPS Youth Conservation Corps

This summer, the National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group hired local youths for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to assist with many park projects.   These energetic young students recently performed valuable...