Posts Tagged: Roanoke Island

The First Light of Freedom Memorial was placed at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in 2001 as part of the North Carolina Civil War Heritage Trail and was funded by the local Freedmen’s Remembrance Committee.

NPS Honors Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony 154th Anniversary

The National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group is honoring the 154th anniversary of the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on May 14. “If you can cross the creek...

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NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

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Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

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AZA Grants Accreditation To NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced on Monday (April 3) that the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Accreditation by AZA signifies that North...

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Outer Banks National Parks Drew More Than 3 Million Visits In 2016

The National Park Service has announced that its local parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded a total of 3,162,854 visits in 2016, which was celebrated as the Park Service’s centennial anniversary year since...

History's 'Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven' premieres on March 26, 2017.

History Channel Will ‘Return To Roanoke’ In New Lost Colony Special

The History Channel continues the search for answers about America’s oldest unsolved mystery, the real life disappearance of the The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, in the new special Return to Roanoke: Search for...

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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...

The Travel Channel series 'Expedition Unknown' investigates The Lost Colony.

Lost Colony Featured On Travel Channel’s ‘Expedition Unknown’

America’s original urban legend and first unsolved mystery, The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island will be featured on a new episode of the series Expedition Unknown, airing on the Travel Channel this week. With...

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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...

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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...

Archaeologists recently discovered two pieces of pottery that belonged to a medicine jar likely used by a member of The Lost Colony. (photo courtesy of National Park Service)

Archaeologists Find Pieces of Lost Colony Mystery

The mystery of what really happened to The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island is America’s original urban legend and may never be completely solved, but a small piece of the answer was recently uncovered...

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute To Play Manteo Father’s Day [Concert Preview]

The historic Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island, will host the ultimate live tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Fleetwood Mac when World Turning...

'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...

The "Burning Girl"' dashes across 'The Lost Colony' stage after being set ablaze by one of Wanchese's warriors in the new production at Waterside Theatre. (photo: Jessica Hudson/The Lost Colony)

Burning Girl Returning To ‘The Lost Colony’ 79th Season

The “Burning Girl” made a fiery return to the stage in last year’s production of the The Lost Colony, and now we have confirmation that she will once again be featured among the highlights...

The Lost Colony Live at the Waterside 2016 Outer Banks Concert Series

Lost Colony Live At Waterside 2016 Concerts Announced

The “Live at the Waterside” concert series has just revealed its 2016 lineup, again following their trend in recent years of bringing top notch tributes to legendary music acts, as well as a modern...

'The Transgressor' will be filmed on the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

‘The Transgressor’ Local Movie Extras Casting Call Announced [Exclusive]

The future is here for New York University senior Victoria Duncan, about to shoot her student short film The Transgressor on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and you could be in the movie as an extra...

'The Transgressor', written and directed by Victoria Duncan, will be filmed on the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

NYU Student Movie ‘The Transgressor’ To Film On Outer Banks [Exclusive]

The future is here for New York University senior Victoria Duncan, about to shoot her student short film The Transgressor on the Outer Banks, North Carolina.  A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Duncan grew up vacationing...

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National Park Service Centennial Outer Banks Events Announced

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NS), Wright Brothers National Memorial (NMEM), and Fort Raleigh...

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,...

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History Channel Explores ‘Roanoke: Search for The Lost Colony’

One of the Outer Banks’ most famous and historical true stories will be featured in the new documentary Roanoke: Search for The Lost Colony, premiering on The History Channel tonight. The two-hour documentary will...

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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...

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Joaquin Delays PsychoPath, Wanchese Woods Haunt Openings

This weekend’s scheduled openings of Outer Banks Halloween haunts PsychoPath and Wanchese Woods have both been pushed back to next Friday, Oct. 9. You can read the official press release from PsychoPath below. Due...

Sue Artz with PsychoPath creative director Rob Jenkins on the set of the OBX Entertainment original series 'OBXE TV' on Sept. 15, 2015.

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 53 – PsychoPath Head Psycho Rob Jenkins [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 53, featuring an interview with special guest Rob Jenkins, the head psycho and creative director of The Lost Colony‘s PsychoPath:...

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PsychoPath: Terror Within Haunting ‘Lost Colony’ Site This Halloween

One of our favorite Outer Banks Halloween attractions returns for its third year this fall, as The Lost Colony presents PsychoPath: The Terror Within, an all-new “remix” of the popular haunted walking trail, located...

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PsychoPath Haunted Attraction Announces 2015 Auditions

The Lost Colony will once again present their annual haunted attraction this Halloween season, but first, cast auditions for the 2015 edition of PsychoPath: The Terror Within will be held this weekend. What are...

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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...

'Ghosts of The Lost Colony' will haunt the Outer Banks from Aug. 25 through Sept. 6.

‘Ghosts Of The Lost Colony’ Haunting Roanoke Island

The Halloween season is nearly upon us, and there will be lots of spirited events coming to the Outer Banks this year, in addition to our own Halloween Parade of Costumes on Oct. 25...

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...

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Journey Tribute Band Resurrection To Play Outer Banks [Concert Preview]

Nationally recognized Journey tribute band, Resurrection—A Journey Tribute, is making its first Outer Banks performance at The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre on Sunday, August 2nd. The Nashville, TN-based band is the final concert of...