Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

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…

17 hrs


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…

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…

Feb 5


“I sold a lot of TV antennas’

After 42 years, an iconic Radio Shack closes Harry Gessford is at the counter of his Radio Shack store in Nags Head, entering the final stages of closing his business.…

Jan 17


In wake of tragic Buxton fire, a community rallies

There may never be an answer to what caused the fire in Buxton last October that took four lives. “I know that this is really not what anyone wants to…

Jan 20


RPC Contracting purchased by Construction Partners

With its main office in Kitty Hawk and a satellite facility in Elizabeth City, RPC Contracting has been an important part of road and infrastructure construction in northeastern North Carolina…

Jan 13


After lost season, Lost Colony retools with new talent

There is hope brewing for the coming season of The Lost Colony after a difficult 2020. For only the second time in the 84-year history of the play, the curtain…

Dec 24


History lives in a Kitty Hawk garage

The special collections of Rad and Marge Tillett There’s a lot of history in the big garage behind Rad and Marge Tillett’s house in Kitty Hawk. The history of Kitty…

Dec 8


For Room in the Inn, challenge and change

Non-profit for the homeless begins new season There have been some difficult times for the OBX Room in the Inn in recent years. Founded in 2009, the organization has always…

Nov 21


CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING IN A PANDEMIC
A busy week for Outer Banks visitors

Outer Banks roads are again filled with out-of-state license plates, there are lines at the grocery stores and rental homes from Hatteras to Corolla are again filled with visitors. Despite…

Nov 25


Message in a bottle

Three OBX fishing buddies discover a life well spent The wind was howling out of the northeast with low clouds spitting rain that weekend in mid-September. There really wasn’t much…

Nov 3


Vampires of Ocracoke

The island is home to a new horror film Amidst the beauty of Ocracoke a horror lurks. The residents, complicit if not always willing participants in the terror that stalks…

Nov 12