Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

At Kidwell rally, prayer is front and center

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. Following concerns about holding a prayer rally on the steps of the Dare County Courthouse, State Representative Keith Kidwell held the rally in the parking lot of the Dare County Administration Building at the originally scheduled time of noon on Sept. 24. Full story

Sep 25


Kitty Hawk finalizes $4.1M Sentara site purchase

Property to become police station, but medical space may be available By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice With little fanfare, the Town of Kitty Hawk finalized the purchase of the Sentara property next to the Aycock Brown Welcome Center on Sept. 19. Full story

Sep 23


Guts and glory on display at OBSE Triathlon

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. With competitors coming from as far away as Utah, Oklahoma and St. Louis, the 2022 Outer Banks Triathlon garnered widespread praise for the course and its organization by Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE). Full story

Sep 18


Vusic OBX becomes a force in OBX music 

Promoters brought 12 shows to Festival Park this year By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice The summer of 2022 was a memorable one for music on the Outer Banks. Full story

Sep 8


‘We need to get this thing settled’ 

Kitty Hawk council shows support for itinerant vendors By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice At its Sept. 6 meeting, the Kitty Hawk Town Council signaled its support for allowing itinerant vendors to operate in the town, instructing Director of Planning and Inspections Rob Testerman to continue to issue permits for those vendors and calling for an ordinance that would specifically allow itinerant vendor permits. Full story

Sep 7


It’s in her blood: Lavern Davis Parker traces the history of boat building in Dare County

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice LaVern Davis Parker’s family comes from a long line of boat builders. Full story

Sep 3


From the sand to the sea: Four loggerheads leave their nest on Hatteras

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice | About 100 people or so gathered around Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) Resource officers Ash Keiper-Kintz and Mike Puckett as they carefully reached down into the loggerhead turtle nest and brought eggs to the surface. Full story

Aug 27


Kennedy Fletcher’s Kitty Hawk mural takes flight

Hatteras artist’s work adorns Super Wings store By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice | The butterflies on the north wall of the Kitty Hawk Super Wings seem to leap off the wall. Full story

Aug 16


Around the world at 17

Mack Rutherford lands at Wright site on historic quest By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice At 5:43 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 13, 17-year-old Mack Rutherford’s Shark Aero ultralight aircraft appeared over the trees to the southwest of First Flight Field at the Wright Brothers Memorial as his plane touched down to a perfect landing. Full story

Aug 14


Hyde Commissioners reject ed board request for additional $75,000

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice | In an Aug. 10 release from Hyde County and its board of commissioners, the county stated its intent not to fund an additional $75,000 for the school budget that the Hyde Board of Education claims it is owed under state guidelines. Full story

Aug 11


Hyde County Schools request additional $75K from county

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Following an Aug. 5 Hyde County Board of Education meeting to address school budget issues, Board of Education Chair Angela Todd has sent a letter to County Commissioner Chair Earl Pugh and County Manager Kris Noble informing them that under state guidelines, the schools qualify for $75,000 more than the $1.712 million the commissioners authorized on July 28. Full story

Aug 9


Gov’t Mule, Trombone Shorty light it up at Festival Park

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice | An amazing end to a remarkable summer season of music at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Aug. 28 as local promoter VUSIC brought Gov’t Mule with Warren Haynes and Trombone Shorty to the Outer Banks. Full story

Aug 29