Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

For NC12 Task Force, one big challenge is Ocracoke South Ferry Terminal

As the NC12 Task Force continues to address how to keep open the only road connecting Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands with the rest of the world, consensus is growing within the group… Full story

Oct 16


Bluegrass supergroup Appalachian Road Show comes to the Outer Banks

If there is a bluegrass supergroup touring the country right now, it could well be Appalachian Road Show. They just took home Instrumental Group of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2021… Full story

Oct 6


‘Women’s Eternal Battles’ focus on rally at Dowdy Park

About 100 people were on hand at Dowdy Park on Oct. 2 for a Dare County League of Women Voters (LWV) rally for “Women’s Eternal Battles — part of a series of… Full story

Oct 3


From ORVs to rising seas

Dave Hallac talks of the treasures and challenges of OBX Parks It’s been almost seven years since Superintendent David Hallac took the reins of the Outer Banks Group (OBG) of National Park Service sites. Consisting of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the sites have seen near record visitation over the past two years, reflectng the surge in visitation throughout the Outer Banks. Full story

Sep 29


Seeking the Soulfire Woman

Author Dyanne Kelley at OBX Chamber’s Babes & Bubbly event The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce’s annual Babes and Bubbly champagne luncheon, held on Sept. 23 at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café, is… Full story

Sep 27


NC12 Task Force turns to north end of Avon

Group working to fix seven NC12 ‘hotspots’
As the NC 12 Task Force continues to consider possible scenarios for maintaining the transportation network with Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the complexity of the project becomes more apparent. As the NC 12 Task Force continues to consider possible scenarios for maintaining the transportation network with Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the complexity of the project becomes more apparent. Full story

Sep 9


‘Those discussions need to happen today’

CSI Director Reide Corbett on new climate change report To help understand what is in the report, the Outer Banks Voice spoke with Reide Corbett, Executive Director, Coastal Studies Institute and Dean of the ECU Integrated Coastal Programs, ECU. Full story

Sep 3


Robert Shepherd’s indie film comes to KDH

“Past Shadows’ is VA resident’s latest show biz foray Past Shadows is not a big-budget Hollywood production. Filmed entirely in the Hampton Roads area, the movie was written and produced by Hampton… Full story

Sep 5


‘Sustainable tourism’ — for visitors and locals

New initiative ties tourist economy to community vitality

During a presentation to an audience gathered at Jennette’s Pier in late July, Whitney Knollenberg, assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State, addressed an issue she hopes becomes a commonplace term here – “sustainable tourism.” Full story

Aug 24


KDH gives preliminary approval to unnamed new coffee shop (Starbucks?)

By a unanimous vote at its Aug. 9 meeting, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval for a proposed 2,500-square-foot drive-through coffee shop at 1208 S. Croatan Highway. There… Full story

Aug 9


NC12 Task Force tackles a thorny problem — keeping the road viable

At the third meeting of the NC 12 Task Force, held on Aug. 11 at the Dare County Administrative Building, the complexity of maintaining NC12 on Hatteras Island was the focus of attention.… Full story

Aug 11


Kitty Hawk Wind Farm takes step forward

The prospects for building the largest East Coast wind farm in the waters off Kitty Hawk took a step forward last week with the July 29 announcement by the Bureau of Ocean… Full story

Aug 1