Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

More delay for Mid-Currituck Bridge

Southern Shores Council gets a briefing For those hoping for tangible progress on the long-awaited Mid-Currituck Bridge, there wasn’t much good news in the presentation from Project Manager Jennifer Harris and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Chief…

May 5


Currituck Board postpones vote on noise measure

Update: At their May 3 meeting, the Currituck County Commissioners postponed any vote on the controversial noise ordinance until their next meeting on May 17. In making the announcement, Commissioner Bob White referred to what he…

May 1


The many plans of Steve LaFrance

KDH resident now building his own homes Before he built the little blue house on the hill at the corner of West Kitty Hawk Road and Midgett Road, Steve Lafrance had never built a house. Now,…

Apr 22


Making a dent in the OBX housing crunch?

A few ideas and projects in the pipeline In an October presentation to the Dare County Commissioners, Marcia Perritt, associate director of the Development Finance Initiative (DFI) ticked off some sobering statistics. She told the commissioners…

Apr 16


Niki Taylor:  OBX’s volunteer extraordinaire

Niki Taylor has been forced to pull back from her volunteering. Not by choice, but by pandemic. If it weren’t for COVID restrictions, she would still be at the Dare County Arts Council two or three…

Apr 13


Niki Taylor:  OBX’s volunteer extraordinaire

Niki Taylor has been forced to pull back from her volunteering. Not by choice, but by pandemic. If it weren’t for COVID restrictions, she would still be there at the Dare County Arts Council two or…

Apr 13


Effort to restore Hatteras Lighthouse begins

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse looks great for its age. And the iconic attraction plays host to about 500,000 annual visitors while some 1,500 people climb the lighthouse daily between April and October. But at 150 years…

Mar 27


‘There’s just nothing on the market’

As home sales surge, employee housing shrinks Homes and properties on the Outer Banks have been selling at a record pace for months and there is no sign it will slow down in the foreseeable future.…

Mar 19


Is the OBX housing boom cause for concern?

As home sales continue at unprecedented rates and housing inventories fall, the Outer Banks may be entering uncharted territory. According to the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, every community on the Outer Banks (with the exception…

Mar 4


The long journey of Jamie Smith

Liberty Youth Pastor leads from experience The past year was a difficult one for Jamie Smith, Youth Ministries Pastor at Liberty Christian Fellowship Church in Colington, and his RISE student ministry. “Our youth group is really…

Feb 26


OBX home sales boom as rental stock shrinks

By every measurement, 2020 was an unprecedented year for real estate sales on the Outer Banks. According to the Outer Banks Association of Realtors’ (OBAR) MLS report, every community on the Outer Banks with the exception…

Feb 16


In new music, OBX artist Laura Martier gets personal

An important part of the Outer Banks music scene for more than 30 years, Laura Martier’s ability to sing and interpret everything from jazz to soul to country has made her a compelling artist. Her new…

Feb 5