Stories by Kip Tabb

Mustang Outreach Fundraiser-a Potty Party for a good cause

As fundraising themes go, a Potty Party is pretty different. But Sunday at the Roadside Bar and Grill in Duck, it was a Potty Party for the Mustang Outreach Program. The music was amazing, as…

Sep 17


In northern OBX, damage but not destruction

After 10 or 12 hours of steady rain, wind and debris beating against the house, a certain amount of cabin fever sets in. On the fringe of a hurricane, where the winds never quite get…

Sep 7


CERA storm surge predictions for Hatteras Island and Pamlico Sound.

Hurricane Dorian, storm surge and what to expect

Storm surge is like the uninvited Uncle who shows up at an already bad party and makes sure everyone goes home unhappy. When we track hurricanes, the headline is inevitably the winds. The fact is,…

Sep 5


Outer Banks native, Tylor Nilson (right) answers questions following the local premier of his movie, Peanut Butter Falcon, as his co-direrctor and writer, Michael Schwartz, looks on. Photo, Kip Tabb.

Peanut Butter Falcon premier highlights local color in a must see film

The Outer Banks premier of Peanut Butter Falcon was a little bit like a locals get together. Just about impossible to say how many in the audience at the Kill Devil Hills RC Theater I…

Aug 23


Highlighting the quality of Outer Banks wedding vendors, the OBX Wedding Expo was held at Kitty Hawk Pier (pictured) and Jennette's Pier. Photo Kip Tabb

OBX Wedding Fest Highlights Outer Banks as a Wedding Destination

The Outer Banks has become one of the most popular wedding destinations around. Certainly on the East Coast and very possibly, throughout the country. Beautiful scenery creating wonderful photos and memories, a little remote yet…

Aug 26


Some bluegrass inside at the Jubilee Music Grand Opening and Fundraiser. Photo, Kip Tabb

Grand Opening & Fundraiser at Jubilee Music

The Outer Banks community is pretty remarkable. It’s generous, compassionate. And when there’s a good reason to get together that includes generosity, compassion and good music…well, it doesn’t get much better than that. That was…

Aug 18


In his new movie, teen filmmaker Logan Marshall celebrates East Coast surfers

There’s a dilemma in reviewing Logan Marshall’s latest surf film, Dimensions. The question is: Which is better, the movie or the sound track?

Aug 6


After lawsuit, Currituck removes CCA members from advisory boards

On May 7, the Corolla Civic Association (CCA) and 23 other signatories filed suit against Currituck County. The suit alleges that the county had for years failed to allocate funds collected from occupancy tax “…only…

Aug 14


High fives after Mark Slagle and rider cruise a wave into shore. Story behind the picture below. Photo, Kip Tabb

10th Annual Surfing for Autism a Day of Triumph

There is nothing quite like the Outer Banks Surfing for Autism. It is a day of triumph, joy, love and community that is rarely seen and even more rarely experienced in such an unadorned, unabashed…

Aug 10


C2 & the Brothers Reed showing how good a jam band can be.

Hot Music on a Hot Night at the Midsummer Meltdown

This year’s Midsummer Meltdown, Sunday, in Corolla may have been too aptly named. Happening right in the middle of summer, the heat and humidity sent the misery index soaring and even at 8:00 in the…

Jul 23


Apollo 11 touchdown as animated by CBS in their 1969 broadcast. Photo, Kip Tabb

The Eagle Has Landed–Wright Brothers Monument Viewing Party Celebrates 50th Anniversary

  There was a moon landing viewing party last night at the Wright Brothers Monument to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. For many of the few hundred people…

Jul 21


In spite of the rain, the turnout for Government Mule at Roanoke Island Festival Park was strong. Photo Kip Tabb

Gov’t Mule plays through the rain at Festival Park

Given the weather last night at Roanoke Island Festival Park, it was probably a good thing the music was remarkable. There was a constant light rain, yet no one left. The band was that compelling.

Jul 8