Stories by Kip Tabb

Coastal mayors show united front in opposing offshore drilling

Meeting with the secretary of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Michael Regan, and key members of his staff, the mayors highlighted their concerns about the effects of offshore exploration and drilling for gas and oil.

May 9


OBX Shave Riders: $20,000 for childhood cancer research

The cause is a serious one, but the event is very much a celebration of community. Kicking off the shaving day, Dare County Commissioner Ervin Bateman and Sheriff Doug Doughtie were first to lose their hair.

May 6


First Annual Trashion Show: Clean beaches and a great time

A group, company or organization pays an entree fee -- $100 in this case -- and spends a day or two cleaning up the beach. Gather all that trash together, look it over and somehow create a fashion item or two.

Apr 24


Opinion: When will Spectrum put its customers first?

As aggravating as it has been to lose Internet service for four days, that irritation pales beside the anger I feel knowing that to get a refund on Spectrum’s failure to provide service, I will have to call them and ask for it.

Apr 21


Disc toss christens a tribute to a son in Kill Devil Hills

Lin Logan spoke at that town meeting, suggesting then that the land could be a “memorial for our son.” At that meeting, the Logans pledged $15,000 to the project. It took a few more years, but finally the Board gave the nod to move forward.

Apr 1


Beyond the concrete and steel, a bridge’s human component

Traffic is finally flowing across the replacement for the Bonner Bridge. There will be a ribbon cutting on April 2, and the official name will be the Marc Basnight Bridge. With a design life of 100 years, the bridge over Oregon Inlet by any standard is a remarkable construct of concrete and steel. Yet its […]

Mar 27


Ashley’s Espresso Parlour: A coffee lover’s emporium in KDH

Pouring caffeine-laced fuel on the Outer Banks espresso scene, Ashley’s Espresso Parlour has just opened its doors and java junkies should be rejoicing. The Parlour is the creation of Ashley and Eric Barnes.

Mar 25


Theater of Dare takes on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

For 28 years the Theater of Dare avoided Shakespeare. Perhaps not avoided so much as they just did not perform any of the bard’s plays.

Mar 2


Review: Mustang Rock & Roast – Two days of too great music

Two days of nonstop music, one day of steamed oysters and one day of barbecue. That, however, does not come even close to describing what made the two day musical festival in Corolla so special.

Oct 18


Crabdaddy celebrates bounty from Currituck waters and vines

A crowd of around 750 from all over the region spread out across the north lawn of the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg on Saturday to celebrate, and partake in the crabs and wine that are putting Currituck County on the map of foodies and oenophiles.

Sep 24


Mojo Collins at his best — ‘New Gladitude’

Mojo Collins loves the blues, and he plays it as well as anyone. In a career spanning more than 55 years, though, he’s picked up a lot of influences, and in New Glatitude, his latest recording, it all comes together.

Sep 19


A different frame of mind: The Mojo Collins story

Mojo Collins hasn’t been seem much around the Outer Banks this summer. Not by choice, but by  necessity. He had a heart attack while performing at the Tap Shack in Duck over Memorial Day weekend

Sep 19