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Outer Banks Group Joins NPS Find Your Park Movement

The Outer Banks Group of national parks join other parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.  Recently launched by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone […]

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Earth Fair OBX Celebrates Earth Day At Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

Jennette’s Pier will once again host the annual Earth Fair OBX celebration this year on Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 4pm, featuring educational exhibits, live entertainment, free rain barrels, birdhouses, tie-dying, and more. Earth Fair OBX IV promises plenty of free fun for everyone on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. A […]

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The National Park Service Outer Banks Group is honoring local volunteers, including Elizabeth Schaub.

National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.  This past year these volunteers donated a total of 16,097 hours! Last year, the 133 Outer Banks Group volunteers donated over 11,626 […]

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Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House is happening on April 17.

Kill Devil Hills Hosting Historic Landmarks Open House

The Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House is coming up this month. The self-guided tour of a sampling of the historic homes will began with a reception for recent  historic home designations at the Town Hall starting at 1pm on April 17. Participants will be given a map and guidebook of the properties and they will have  […]

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Celebrate Easter 2015 On The Outer Banks

Easter 2015 is almost here on the Outer Banks, and we have compiled some of the funnest  and tastiest events happening this weekend to help you celebrate! The Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills has great dinner specials on the menu for Easter Sunday, April 5, featuring: – Ham Dinner with Pineapple Honey Glazed Sugar […]

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Kill Devil Hills - Incorportated March 6, 1953

Take Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Online Survey

The Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Commission is looking for citizen feedback with its 2015 Community Appearance Survey.  It takes less than five minutes to complete and provides the Commission with direct feedback on areas in the Town that may need attention to make the community more aesthetically pleasing.  Respondents can address a variety of […]

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Acrylic by First Flight High School 11th Grader Sarah Mandis.

Dare High Schools Art Show Opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

You are invited to come witness the creativity, originality, and promise in the youthful artists featured in the Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The exhibition features two and three dimensional handcrafted art including: ceramics, stained glass, wood and fiber art, mixed media, digital art, printmaking, sculpture, paintings, drawings, […]

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Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills Supports No Change In Occupancy Tax Distribution

The Town of Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners has released a public statement officially opposing possible changes in occupancy tax distribution that were recently proposed by North Carolina Senator Bill Cook. You can read the full statement below, including how you can contact Cook to voice your opposition. State Senator Bill Cook recently co-sponsored […]

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Theatre of Dare presents 'Aesop's Fables'

Theatre of Dare Brings ‘Aesop’s Fables’ to Dare County Kids

The Tortoise and The Hare. The Fox and The Grapes. For more than two thousand years, these and other simple tales have brought life lessons to children and adults around the world. Now, they are the subjects of Theatre of Dare’s first-ever show for kids. A troupe of four actors is taking Aesop’s Fables on […]

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

National Park Service Announces Pre-Nesting Beach Closures

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 habitat for piping plover, Wilson’s plover, American oystercatcher and colonial waterbirds.  All pre-nesting closures will be marked by March 15.  Pre-nesting areas for colonial […]

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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

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 of the historic homes will begin with a reception for recent  historic home designations at the Town Hall at 1pm. Participants will be given […]

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Outer Banks Community Quilt Show Vendor Day at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC

Outer Banks Quilt Show To Feature Vendor Day At Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will feature a Vendor Day in March at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. You are invited to join local crafts and tradespeople offering quilting and sewing-related items for sale, including finished items such as handbags and totes. The intimate environment offers a great opportunity to interact with quilt […]

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The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Kill Devil Hills To Hold Public Hearing On Beach Nourishment

Beach nourishment could finally be coming to Kill Devil Hills, if a proposed project is approved by the town’s Board of Commissioners. The next step in the process will be a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Municipal Service District related to the town’s beach erosion control and flood and hurricane protection works […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

Kill Devil Hills Proclaims Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

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 multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available through the National MS […]

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Brooksie Wells

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

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 describe Ruth’s music. With one foot in juke joints and one foot in jazz clubs, Ruth draws on American roots music to frame her […]

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Outer Banks Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

Outer Banks Quilt Show Returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will kick off their 2015 season with the annual Outer Banks Community Quilt Show in March. Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer […]

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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 one of the coldest winters on record, sometimes it’s comforting to look ahead and remember warmer times are just around the […]

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Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack 2015

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack 2015 Details Announced

Kill Devil Hills has announced details for the town’s annual Trash Attack, happening this year on Saturday, March 21. Registration is at 9am in the parking lot the Kill Devil Hills northern fire station, and then the trick pickup is from 9:30 to 11:30am.  Refreshments will be served following the clean up at noon. Everyone […]

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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 1988.  He served in other parks including an internship at Cape Lookout National Seashore (NC), as a park technician at Moores […]

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OBXentertainment.com - OBX Entertainment - Outer Banks Entertainment News

OBX Entertainment Turns 3!

Three years ago today, on February 8, 2012, OBXentertainment.com was officially launched with the goal of being the first locally owned and operated fully independent website on the Outer Banks, North Carolina to focus on entertainment news. In our first three years since launching, we welcomed over half a million visitors to this site; had […]

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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 records and once again earning him a place at the top. Senior Associate Broker Matt Myatt has consistently been able to […]

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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 approved last month.  At their January 21 meeting, Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners changed their red “no swimming” flag ordinance to […]

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Dowdy Park, Nags Head - 3 design concepts

Nags Head Unveils Dowdy Park Design Concepts

The future of the former site of Dowdy’s Amusement Park in Nags Head is beginning to take shape, as the town recently presented three conceptual drawings of what the new “Dowdy Park” may look like. Three design concepts for Nags Head’s newest public space, Dowdy Park, were unveiled at a meeting on Tuesdayevening. The conceptual […]

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