Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

Once in a Lifetime Experience—The Lilienthal Glider Soars above Jockey’s Ridge

When Kitty Hawk Kites hang gliding instructor Michael Vaughn had the chance to fly the Lilienthal glider that Markus Raffel brought from Germany, he didn’t hesitate. “It was a once in a…

Jul 27


Both sides claim wins after latest rulings in Corolla Civic Association suit

The lawsuit pitting the Corolla Civic Association (CCA) against Currituck County continues to move through the courts, although the significance of the latest action is unclear. First filed in 2019, the lawsuit…

Jul 24


Currituck legal battle hinges on 2004 law 

Suit challenges how county board spends OT funds At its core, the legal dispute between the Corolla Civic Association (CCA) and Currituck County over the county’s use of more than $30 million…

Jul 10


Colington kayaker paddles Intracoastal Waterway

Will Freund learns about himself and others It’s around 950 miles on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from Miami to Norfolk, and Colington resident Will Freund is kayaking the whole distance. From the…

Jul 7


Coffee, Wine, Olive Oil: Chip’s buys Front Porch

Twenty-two years after they opened Front Porch Cafe in Kill Devil Hills, the first modern-era coffee shop on the Outer Banks, Susannah Sakal and Paul Manning are ready to go sailing. That’s…

Jul 1


Shelli Gates is the OBX’s ‘Boss Lady’

Shelli Gates is the Boss Lady. Boss Lady Productions now, the stage production company behind the scenes of almost every national touring band that comes to the Outer Banks. But she was…

Jun 26


Tshombe Selby highlights a moving Juneteenth celebration in Manteo

Growing up in Manteo, and now a regular member of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company, Tshombe Selby headlined the first Juneteenth Day celebration at the Pea Island Cookhouse Museum in Manteo.…

Jun 21


‘That’s what makes it worthwhile’ 

Local sports photographers turn moments into memories Mike Brisson, Wright Emory and Richard Miller share a passion for sports photography and a commitment to covering local games. At high school, middle school,…

Jun 17


New Task Force to tackle NC12 ‘hot spots’

With the first meeting of the NC12 Task Force held on May 19, the initial steps toward developing a long-range plan to address concerns about the often-perilous state of NC12 south of…

Jun 9


After a year of COVID, a summer of song

Local live music rebounds on OBX Tuesday, June 1, may have been the day that marked the official full-on return of live music to the Outer Banks as local band Zack Mexico…

Jun 4


Reimagined and Recreated, The Lost Colony Reopens

Review by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice After a forced year off due to COVID, the 84th season of The Lost Colony premiered last night, Friday May 28, at the Waterside…

May 29


At Town Common, Manteo unveils new green space

It would be hard to imagine a better day for the May 14 opening ceremony for the Manteo Town Common. With a gentle breeze and bright sunshine warming a cool morning, the…

May 15