Stories by Kip Tabb

A family tradition of giving helps Hatteras high school seniors

The Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship is one of the largest scholarships awarded to graduating seniors from Hatteras Island. It is named after a devoted teacher who believed in the potential of education and community.

Feb 1


COA Task Force explores options for expanding curriculum

With $7.5 million budgeted by the County to build a unified campus in Manteo, the Task Force is working to expand course offerings that will determine the redesign of the campus.

Jan 13


Chef’s Challenge offers fine dining for a good cause

Fine dining doesn’t always come with a white table cloth as the 4th Annual Beach Food Pantry Chef’s Challenge proved. Working with at least one common household food item, local chef’s turned out some remarkably flavorful and complex creations.

Dec 13


Columbia High students learn story of a holocaust survivor

Speaking to students about her mother, Holocaust survivor and author Alice Kern, Geri Crain described a time, place and world that many students never knew existed.

Dec 6


The Big Curri-Shuck was a big Thanksgiving celebration

It would be hard to imagine a more perfect way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday than the Big Curri-Shuck at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg with all the great food and great live music.

Dec 1


OBX Community Foundation: Mike Kelly continuing important legacy

Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern may be closing, but his restaurant group's legacy lives on through the Outer Banks Community Foundation and an annual fundraising golf tournament.

Nov 29


New Dare County trail honors a family’s legacy of service

With the dedication of the Marshall & Gussie Collins Walkway at the Dare County Government Complex on Monday, they were honored for lives that embodied service, according to family members who spoke at the ceremony.

Nov 21


Last Dance: Womanless Beauty Pageant goes out with a bang

As Mike Kelly gets ready to close his iconic Outer Banks nightspot at the end of the month, the raucous, wild fundraiser for several local charities was a fitting tribute to what Kelly's has meant to the local community.

Nov 10


Discussion at KDH forum focuses on single-use plastic bags

There was also a suggestion from Ivy Ingram of the Surfriders Foundation to use an app that can record when and where plastic bags are seen to accumulate data that could help prove there's a problem.

Oct 26


Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum ready to make a move

The land is about 150 yards to the southwest along U.S. 158. The new site is about four times larger than the current location, which is on N.C. 12 in the historic cottage row district in Nags Head.

Oct 26


Great wine, food, view highlight Lost Colony Wine Fest

The Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival was an event to be remembered for great weather, fantastic food from Outer Banks restaurants and a variety of beer from local brewers. And most importantly, some very good wine.

Oct 10


Bluegrass Island Festival just getting better with age

Bluegrass has always had a reputation for attracting some of the most talented musicians, and the 2017 event at Roanoke Island Festival Park is no exceptions. But if there is a theme to this year, it's, “Be ready for something different.”

Oct 2