Stories by Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

Currituck plans July 3 fireworks, with modifications

Currituck County will be holding its annual Independence Day fireworks at the Whalehead Club on Friday, July 3. But the event, which typically attracts between 5000-7000 people, has been significantly…

Jul 1


With a little help, Cotton Gin moves to rebuild

The original Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg burned down in a massive blaze last October. There’s not much left of it now, just a building on the north end that was…

Jun 17


NEWS ANALYSIS
‘We have the power for change’

The message from those gathered in Manteo At one point during the event, the roughly 500 people gathered in Manteo on the evening on June 10 remained silent for eight…

Jun 10


Hundreds gather peacefully at Manteo demonstration

Photo gallery by Kip Tabb An estimated 500 or so people gathered a 5 p.m. in Manteo today for roughly an hour-long peaceful demonstration devoted to the memories of those…

Jun 9


Are we following the three W’s?

On OBX, use of face masks varies widely The Outer Banks has reopened and license plates from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia are once again common sights on local…

Jun 6


In the OBX events industry, hurt and hope

In recent years, the “shoulder season” has increasingly become an Outer Banks success story. Driven by steady growth in weddings and music festivals like Mustang Spring Jam and the Outer…

May 23


As OBX visitors come, questions remain for hospitality industry

In a coordinated effort among the three counties of the Outer Banks, the area will reopen to visitors on Saturday, May 16. When the rental homes, hotels and motels do…

May 7


Facing change, OBX restaurants prepare to re-open

As the curve of COVID-19 infection in North Carolina flattens, restaurants on the Outer Banks are starting to look forward to a time, hopefully in the not-too-distant future, when they…

May 1


COVID-19 and the cyberspace classroom

OBX teachers, students, parents adjust to online learning For the second time in North Carolina history, our schools are closed from Kill Devil Hills to Asheville. In 1918, schools were…

Apr 19


‘You guys want lunch?’

How Dare Schools provide thousands of free meals a week Through the rest of the school year, this is the new normal. A little before 7:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.,…

Mar 25


With school out, Kelleta Govan helps feed the kids

COVID-19 has uncovered heroes in unexpected places. Kelleta Govan, School Nutrition Administrator for Dare County Schools (DCS), seems to fall into that category. With almost no notice, Govan has made…

Mar 24


OBRA helps restock Ocracoke restaurants

The damage from Hurricane Dorian is still there on Ocracoke. It’s improving, homes are being rebuilt, businesses reopening and slowly but surely, the village is recovering. “The Island is getting…

Mar 5