Author: Matt Artz

'Sinister' brings fresh scares to theaters this week.

Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 12, 2012

Ethan Hawk gets scared, Ben Affleck gets real, and Kevin James goes Boom in theaters this week, while The Pioneer goes Lawless with a rare rated R screening. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update...

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Draws Sell-Out Crowd [Photo Gallery]

The 1st Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival exceeded all expectations, and organizers tell us that next year’s event has already been scheduled and will be even bigger and better. “I believe the event exceeded everyone’s expectations,”...

NC actress Addy Miller of ''The Walking Dead', photographed by Matt Artz on April 22, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA.

NC Actress Addy Miller Returns for VA Beach Convention and Zombie Walk [OBXE Interview]

TV’s most famous zombie, North Carolina actress Addy Miller is returning to Virginia Beach this fall to walk with the undead at the Hampton Roads Zombie Walk and meet hundreds of fans at the second...

2012 Pirate Jamboree

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree Takes Over Ocracoke and Hatteras [UPDATED]

[UPDATED 10/26/12: Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Ocracoke/Hatteras Pirate Jamboree has been cancelled for this weekend, and is tentatively rescheduled for next weekend, Nov. 2-3.] The 2012 Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree is set for October...

Cornfest Bowl Crawl 2012

Cornfest Bowl Crawl Honors Fallen Local Skateboarder

Cornfest 2012 and the 2nd Annul Outer Banks Bowl Crawl will take skateboarders to six local skatespots throughout Dare and Currituck over two days, as an extended “rememberance session” dedicated to the passing of local skater Scott Greene, who lost his battle...

Doyle Lawson takes the stage at the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival this Saturday at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Bluegrass Legend Doyle Lawson Joins OBX Festival [Concert Preview]

Bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will take the stage this weekend as part of the innaugural Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, bringing gospel flavored Tennessee picking to Manteo. Six time International Bluegrass Music Association Vocal...

Frankenweenie

Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 5, 2012

Tim Burton gives the family something to scream about, while a Pitch Perfect new musical arrives, Liam Neeson gets Taken again, and The Words get Bradley Cooper in trouble at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks...

The 10th Annual Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea is happening Oct. 25-26, 2012 at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. (photo: NC Aquarium)

Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

After a decade as one of the most popular Halloween events on the Outer Banks, the North Carolina Aquarium’s annual Trick or Treat Under the Sea is expanding to two nights for the first...

The Lost Colony

Symposium Explores Fact and Fiction of The Lost Colony

Your chance to explore what’s real and what has been colored by myth in the legend of The Lost Colony begins this weekend at the Roanoke Conundrum – Fact & Fiction international symposium, featuring five...

OBX HorrorFest Zombie Commercial Shoot 198 (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Local Zombie Commercial to Air All October on Charter [Photo Gallery]

Zombies will be in your living rooms all this month, as the official promo for the Outer Banks Horror Film Festival and Zombie Beach Walk is set to air locally in regular rotation for...

OBX Entertainment Awards

2012 OBX Entertainment Awards Voting Ends

THANK YOU all for voting and participating in the first ever OBX Entertainment Awards! A total of more than 150,000 votes were submitted since June by our readers for over 100 local nominees in eight different categories,...

Drifting Sands

Drifting Sands Joins Music Legends at Bluegrass Festival [OBXE Interview]

Some of the biggest names in bluegrass will take over Roanoke Island Festival Park for two days next weekend, along the local homegrown sounds of the Outer Banks’ own Drifting Sands Bluegrass Band. Formed...