Author: Matt Artz

Dare Reports 217 New COVID-19 Cases Last Week; 3rd Highest Ever; Masks Urged for Everyone

Dare County is experiencing widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, as the Dare Department of Health and Human Services reports a staggering 217 new cases in the past week, the third highest increase...

32nd Artrageous Festival Returns to Dowdy Park, Nags Head in September

The 32nd Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival returns to Dowdy Park in Nags Head this September. Presented by PNC Bank, Artrageous is a free, family-friendly event that includes art activities, live music, dance performances,...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2021 Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

For our first family trip outside of Dare County in more than a year and a half, we returned to Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia, for a hot day of fun rides...

Kentucky Man Dies in Pamlico Sound Kayak Accident

A Kentucky man died this week in an apparent kayak accident in the Pamlico Sound off of Hatteras Island. On Tuesday, Aug. 3, a 20-year-old male from Louisville, Kentucky died after a kayak he...

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 8 Ep. 2 Clips Brace for a Nor’easter

The locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks is back for its eighth season, and we have two clips previewing this Sunday’s new episode. In the first clip...

OBX National Park Sites See High and Record Visitor Levels During First Half of 2021

Over the first six months of 2021, the Outer Banks’ National Park Service sites at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial experienced some of the highest...

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 8 Trailer and Clip Reveal All Southern Boats

The locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks is back for its eighth season, premiering with a special 90-minute episode this month, and for the first time since...

Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 Full Trailer Previews New Action and Drama

Netflix’s young adult drama series Outer Banks, which is filmed primarily in Charleston, South Carolina and is set in a fictional version of North Carolina’s actual Outer Banks, returns for its highly anticipated second...

Pedestrian Fatality Reported in Kill Devil Hills

A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the U.S. 158 highway in Kill Devil Hills on Thursday. According to a report from the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, on Thursday, July 8, at...

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 8 Premiere Date Announced

The locally filmed National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) reality competition series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks is back for its eighth season, premiering with a special 90-minute episode this month. On the Season Premiere episode, entitled...

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Outer Banks Ahead of Elsa

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Little River Inlet, South Carolina to Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds on the Outer Banks, as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches. Elsa...

Reminder: Fireworks are Illegal on National Park Service Land on Hatteras and Ocracoke

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reminds visitors and adjacent homeowners that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches...

Celebrate July 4th, 2021 on the Outer Banks

Here are the latest updates regarding fireworks on the Outer Banks and what else is happening to celebrate the holiday on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4th, 2021. KILL DEVIL HILLS Kill Devil Hills will...

Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Dare County Ahead of Claudette

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for all of Dare County, as Tropical Storm Claudette will move over eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks Sunday night, June 20, and into Monday,...

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Dare County Ahead of Claudette

UPDATE 2:45pm 6/20: There is now a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Dare County. With Tropical Storm Claudette expected to move over eastern North Carolina Sunday evening, June 20, into Monday morning, June...

Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 Trailer, Premiere Date Revealed

Netflix’s young adult drama series Outer Banks, which is filmed primarily in Charleston, South Carolina and is set in a fictional version of North Carolina’s actual Outer Banks, returns for its highly anticipated second...

Soundside Fun Fair Carnival 2016 (photo by OBX Entertainment)

OBX Fun Fair Carnival Returns to Nags Head June 10-13

The carnival is coming back to town, as the OBX Fun Fair returns to the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head this week. Featuring at least a dozen rides, plus midway games and traditional...

Dare County Seeking Vendors for Fun in the Park Event in July

The Dare County Parks & Recreation Department is searching for local vendors to participate in an upcoming “Fun in the Park” event that is designed to celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month. The event—which...

Apparent Drowning Reported on Hatteras Island May 28

A 46-year-old male from Falls Church, Virginia died in an apparent drowning at the south end of Hatteras Island on the evening of Friday, May 28, according to report released today from the National...

Dr. Beach Ranks Ocracoke and Buxton in Top 5 Best Beaches in America 2021

Dr. Beach has released his annual list of his picks for the Top 10 Best Beaches in America for 2021, with two Outer Banks locales making the top five. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach is ranked...