Stories by Kip Tabb for Outer Banks Voice

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


Duck Council candidates on the issues: Part II

Publisher’s Note: Due to a transcribing error, some answers were incorrectly attributed to candidate Don Kingston in the originally published version of this story. We are re-posting this story with…

Oct 25


For Eddie Greene, It’s a ‘Wonderful Life’

  The screening of Bryan Jones’ “Christmas Everyday – The Wonderful Life of Eddie Greene” at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo on Sunday, Sept. 29  tells the story of an…

Sep 30


Duck Council candidates on the issues: Part I

The five council incumbents seeking re-election are Don Kingston, Monica Thibodeau, Jon Britt, Chuck Burdick and Nancy Caviness. The four candidates not currently on the council are Rob Mooney, Marc…

Oct 20


A rambling, wonderful place

A former employee remembers The Cotton Gin The Cotton Gin up in Grandy burned to the ground yesterday.  My daughter sent me a text reading, “Hey the Cotton Gin is…

Oct 13