OBX Outer Banks NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Outer Banks, North Carolina (OBX) including world famous venues: The Lost Colony, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Kitty Hawk (Wright Brothers flight) and the barrier islands around the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, and Pamlico Sound.

Outer Banks Beach Access Smartphone App Now Available

Outer Banks Beach Access Smartphone App Now Available

Available for download on Apple and Android Devices Outer Banks, NC – June 26, 2013 – Take Me to the Beach, a new smart device application providing users with information about public beach accesses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is now available for download on both Apple and Android devices. Take Me to the Beach provides directions, photos, and a list of amenities for each public beach access on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Beach access amenities include; restrooms; parking, handicap parking, lifeguards, showers, private access, wooden walkway and food nearby. Accesses can be viewed by proximity to location or on a navigable map. There are 124 public beach accesses along the Outer Banks from the northern […]

Take home a treasure from the new Shark Tooth Creek

Take home a treasure from the new Shark Tooth Creek

Roanoke Island, NC April 19, 2013 – Top off your trip to the Aquarium with a search for take-home treasures in the new Shark Tooth Creek adventure. This hands-on, family-friendly activity on the deck beyond the Dairy Queen opens in May. Here’s how it works: Buy bucket of sand. Run it through the sluice – and cool off a little at the same time. Then look for  sharks’ teeth or other fossils the water may have revealed. You keep the pail and whatever you find

British War Graves Ceremony at the Outer Banks

British War Graves Ceremony at the Outer Banks

CEREMONIES TO HONOR WORLD WAR II BRITISH AND CANADIAN SAILORS BURIED ON FOREIGN SOIL   HATTERAS ISLAND, NC April 15, 2013 – Two ceremonies will be held in May to honor the sacrifices of foreign sailors who gave their lives during World War II protecting the coast of the United States. The British War Grave ceremonies will take place on May 9, at 11 a.m. at the British Cemetery in Buxton and on May 10, at 11 a.m. at the British Cemetery in Ocracoke. The ceremonies honor the 63 foreign sailors who lost their lives just off the coast of the Outer Banks. During World War II, German U-boats hunted along the Eastern Seaboard. Unprepared for the attacks, the U.S. […]

Dare County in the 1930s Exhibit to be Featured  In Panel Discussion on April 12

Dare County in the 1930s Exhibit to be Featured In Panel Discussion on April 12

MANTEO, NC April 8, 2013 – The exhibit, “Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination” will be examined in a panel discussion on April 12, at 4p.m., at the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) annual meeting. OBHC chairman Clark Twiddy invites the public to come learn why the 1930s were a pivotal time as new roads and bridges opened up Dare County. Under the backdrop of the Great Depression, it was the dawn of the modern era of tourism and the beginning of outdoor drama, when Paul Green’s “The Lost Colony” debuted at the Waterside Theater, all topped off by a presidential visit to view the play. Program panelists share an enthusiasm for the period, and include […]

Become a Jr. Marine Biologist at the Aquarium

Become a Jr. Marine Biologist at the Aquarium

Roanoke Island, NC April 5, 2013 – Planning a visit to NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island? Interested in having fun and learning about the plants, animals, habitats and history of the Outer Banks? Join other budding biologists in the new Jr. Marine Biologist Patch Program – an exciting discovery adventure for ages 6 and up to explore the Aquarium’s animals and exhibits! What is a Jr. Marine Biologist? Jr. Marine Biologists attend programs, ask questions, complete workbook activities and promise to take care of the natural world. It’s a great way to learn and have fun at the Aquarium! As a Jr. Marine Biologist, you can help others learn how to care for our oceans. How do you become a […]

Wounded Warriors Dive In at Aquarium

Wounded Warriors Dive In at Aquarium

Roanoke Island, NC March 27, 2013 – In early March, an exceptional group of divers from northern Virginia took part in the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s popular Shark Dive program. Wounded Warriors David Weiner, Jade Sharrocks, Ron Kellogg and Ernest Spycher, representing the U.S. Army, Marines and Navy, took the plunge into the Aquarium’s 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit to the delight of spectators. Accompanying the group was their dive instructor and active duty Marine Eliseo Rodriguez and several close friends from Patriot Scuba. The group completed multiple dives during their two-day visit, assisted by Aquarium Dive Safety Officer Pat Murphy and Assistant Dive Safety Officer/Guest Dive Coordinator Jason Sheremeta. The Wounded Warriors and guests were able to […]

Party for the Planet on Earth Day

Party for the Planet on Earth Day

Roanoke Island, NC March 26, 2013 -  Celebrate Earth Day every day, but especially on April 22 at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island – the perfect place to connect with nature and throw a party for the planet. Go native, weather permitting, by helping staff and volunteers renovate the wildflower meadow on the Aquarium’s nature trail. Lend a hand with planting joe-pye weed, wild indigo, columbine, wild bergamot, butterfly weed, mistflower and other beautiful native wildflowers. Facilities across the country host Earth Day events to raise awareness about conservation, sustainable living, and how to help make our planet a better place to live. For more information on Aquarium Earth Day events, call Shannon Brooks at 252-473-3494, ext. 254.

UNC-Greensboro Miles Davis Jazz Band to Perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park

UNC-Greensboro Miles Davis Jazz Band to Perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island, NC March 20, 2013 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Haines, will perform on Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Regarded as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the nation, it is considered one of the flagships of the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. RIFP Executive Director, Kim Sawyer says, “UNC- Greensboro kicks off our University Performance Series for the 4th year. This year we continue to showcase the best and brightest of the UNC system students to include children’s shows, Broadway music, and a variety of jazz performances. We look forward to continuing community […]

Untamed Outer Banks Will Open at Aquarium

Untamed Outer Banks Will Open at Aquarium

Roanoke Island, NC March 15, 2013 – “Coastal Wild” is the title of Mark Buckler’s new nature photography exhibit in the Nautilus Gallery at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. This selection of his recent work will be on view April 5 through June 28. Buckler’s passion for photography ignited when he began making compelling images of the natural world at age thirteen. He continued to hone his photographic skills for more than 20 years on his native Cape Cod and as a student at the University of Vermont. Since moving to the Outer Banks in 2005, he has conducted workshops from coast to coast, led photographic tours, and co-authored the book of dazzling images, “Coastal Wild: Among the […]

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island gets new pier

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island gets new pier

Roanoke Island, NC March 11, 2013 – After months of planning, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is moving ahead with a new pier on Croatan Sound. The Aquarium recently awarded the building contract to Renaissance Construction of Manteo. The new sound-side pier is scheduled to be completed in June. The 200-foot-long structure provides convenient visitor access for the Aquarium’s popular on-the-water programs and includes a covered gazebo, seating, lower-level dock and environmentally friendly lighting. The lower dock is designed to allow easy water access for the Aquarium’s many ongoing outdoor educational programs, such as kayaking, fishing and crabbing, as well as provide opportunities for new water-based activities. Multipurpose use was a consideration in the design of the new […]