Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

Despite Dorian, a year of progress for OBX Parks

It’s been a good year for the National Park Service Outer Banks Group according to Superintendent Dave Hallac. The Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Wright Brothers Memorial and Cape…

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Long a holdout, Currituck County to study beach nourishment 

After years of being a holdout on the issue, Currituck County this spring will begin a three-year study to determine if Currituck Banks beaches need nourishment — a decision that…

Feb 16


For now, Nags Head continues current recycling plan

As the international market for recycled materials shrinks, the impacts are being felt on the Outer Banks.  And at their Feb. 5 meeting, the Nags Head Commissioners took a step…

Feb 9


DAC program could focus on Manteo waterfront

  Earlier this month, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Manteo is one of six communities that will participate in its Downtown Associate Community (DAC) program. Administered by…

Jan 29


OBX Surfrider leaders seek changing of the guard

After 15 years in leadership roles in the Outer Banks Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Matt Walker and Ivy Ingram are stepping down from their positions as co-chairs.

Jan 13


From Yuletide to high tide

How XMAS trees found a new role on OBX. Betsy Seawell, the owner of the Islander Motel on the beachfront in Nags Head was desperate in 2009 after Nor’Ida carved…

Jan 9


The ‘heart’ of the Berlin Airlift

Candy Bomber Gail Halvorsen honored on OBX In a ceremony held on Dec. 17, which marked the 116th anniversary of the Wright Brothers history-making flight, Colonel Gail Halvorsen was inducted…

Dec 20


A Hall of Fame career

How Jesse Fernandez helped reshape surfing A year ago, it was an open question whether Jesse Fernandez would make it to the end of the year. On January 8, 2020,…

Dec 13


State Rep. Hanig on his first year in Raleigh

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice A little over a year ago, Bobby Hanig was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives, sent to Raleigh by voters in…

Nov 27


Fall Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown—A New Autumn Tradition

  It pays to take a chance sometimes. Mike Dianna, who is Bearded Face Productions, has been bringing the Outer Banks Food Truck Showdowns to the Nags Head Event Site…

Nov 25


Sampling Shrimp for a Good Cause

10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff Benefits OBX Center for Dolphin Research There’s everything right and nothing wrong about an event that asks you to eat shrimp for a good cause. That…

Nov 7


Sharing the Warners’ musical journey into N.C. history

A piece of Outer Banks history came home to the Wanchese Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 2. In an auditorium that was once the Wanchese School, recordings from 70 and…

Nov 4