Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

‘One hundred percent through October’

OBX appears headed for record fall tourism The summer season is merging into autumn on the Outer Banks. The weather is cooling and the days are shorter. But the roads…

Sep 18


A Poet Laureate visits (remotely) with Dare students 

Joy Harjo talks of observing, writing and persevering Joy Harjo is the first Native American to become Poet Laureate of the United States. Her poetry is filled with beautiful and…

Sep 12


‘I have big plans’

Tammy Nichols wants to restore Winks in Kitty Hawk The original Winks store on the corner of the Beach Road and Eckner Street in Kitty Hawk is on the comeback…

Sep 2


Amid unique circumstances, Dare County prepares to protect voting in the 2020 election

As the nation heads into a crucial 2020 election in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, Dare County officials are confident that they are prepared to protect the integrity of…

Aug 21


Tourism drives a good summer for many OBX retailers

Merchants are also adapting to changes from COVID-19 For many Outer Banks retailers operating during a pandemic, this summer’s perhaps surprisingly strong visitor numbers are translating into healthy sales and…

Aug 14


The New Christmas Mouse Takes Shape

Rebuilding from the ashes of a devastating fire, the new Christmas Mouse in Nags Head — while still several months from re-opening — is taking shape and springing to life.…

Aug 11


An art gallery goes mobile

A merchant gets creative in the era of COVID The coral and white school bus at the end of the end of the parking lot at the Rundown Cafe in…

Jul 26


OBX visitor season booms for some, lags for others

Rental companies at capacity, hotels face challenges Despite the challenge of a once-in-a-century pandemic, the 2020 Outer Banks peak season is booming as local property management companies report unprecedented occupancy…

Jul 21


Nature at Nags Head Woods

Some pictures from a July 11 morning walk on the Roanoke Trail in Nags Head Woods. The black snake was right beside the trail relaxing about 20 yards from Old…

Jul 11


Currituck plans July 3 fireworks, with modifications

Currituck County will be holding its annual Independence Day fireworks at the Whalehead Club on Friday, July 3. But the event, which typically attracts between 5000-7000 people, has been significantly…

Jul 1


With a little help, Cotton Gin moves to rebuild

The original Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg burned down in a massive blaze last October. There’s not much left of it now, just a building on the north end that was…

Jun 17


NEWS ANALYSIS
‘We have the power for change’

The message from those gathered in Manteo At one point during the event, the roughly 500 people gathered in Manteo on the evening on June 10 remained silent for eight…

Jun 10