Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

In KDH, a debate over rules on itinerant vendors

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Hoping to host a regular gathering of local artists at the Outer Banks Brewing Station this summer, Ami Hill, the owner of the Bus252 who sells art from her bright pink bus and organizes events for local artists, submitted a permit request for a variance of the Kill Devil Hills Special Permit ordinance in April. Full story


If weather holds, ‘Jug Handle Bridge’ to open next week

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

If the weather cooperates and the paint subcontractor can meet its schedule, the Jug Handle Bridge — which bypasses the troubled S Curves north of Rodanthe — will open for traffic late next week, about three to four weeks later than originally anticipated.

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May 25

‘Everybody’s got a story’

What Trail Marshall learned on his 1,175-mile journey By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice A little over two years ago, Trail Marshall was drinking a 12-pack of beer a day, watching TV and not liking life all that much. Full story

May 8

After 1,175 miles Trail reaches the trail’s end  

Long-distance hiker arrives at Jockey’s Ridge State Park Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice He began his trek at Clingman’s Dome, 6,643 feet above sea level high in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. And at 1:55 p.m. on Friday May 6, Trail Marshall emerged from the trees over the Mountain to Sea Trail’s end at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Full story

May 6

Southern Shores Flat Top Tour brings back memories

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice The Southern Shores flat top homes are icons of a different time, a time when a beach cottage was unpretentious with two or three bedrooms, perfect for a family vacation. Full story

May 1

Call Sign Romeo makes all the right moves

Due to requests from the community, a second weekend of showings of the Outer Banks movie Call Sign Romeo has been scheduled.  Call Sign Romeo will be showing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday May 20, and at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday May 22 at RC Theatres Kill Devil Hills Movies 10. Full story

May 15

From cold-stunned back to the sea

The tale of 27 sea turtles released from Hatteras By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice As soon as the five Kemp’s ridley sea turtles came out of their boxes on the beach across from the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, their flippers began to move frantically in swimming motions. Full story

Apr 26

An OBX tale, Call Sign Romeo hits the big screen

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice A high school wrestling team going deep in the state championships, the captain of the team hoping to stand on the winner’s podium, a relationship threatened by different priorities, a young man without his father — those are some of the themes that bring Call Sign Romeo to life. Full story

May 3

From the village of Kiltealy to world renown

Famed Irish tenor Anthony Kearns comes to OBX By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice | Anthony Kearns is one of the world’s foremost Irish tenors. It is not a self-awarded title; rather it’s been his since he won the "Ireland's Search for a Tenor" in 1993, a competition created to celebrate the issuing of a new tenner — the Irish ten-pound note. Full story

Apr 30

Distance racing returns to OBX with the Flying Pirate Half Marathon

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Sponsored by Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE), for the first time in over two years, a long-distance race was run on the Outer Banks as the Flying Pirate Half Marathon returned to action after a forced layoff because of COVID. Full story

Apr 24

Mustang Outreach Program back with spring music

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice | As warmer weather comes to the Outer Banks, the music scene is heating up. And the students of the Mustang Outreach Program (MOP) welcomed the new season with their first outdoor performance in almost two years. Full story

Apr 11

Wright Brothers Museum proposed for Kitty Hawk 

Several Dare County towns voice their support By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Is a new privately financed 30,000 square-foot Wright Brother Museum in the offing for Kitty Hawk? Full story

Apr 8