Stories by Kip Tabb

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.

13 hrs


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


Lost Colony Vintner’s Dinner features classic food, wine

Combining a love of history with outstanding wine and cuisine, the first Lost Colony Vintner’s Dinner is this Friday at Duck Woods Country Club. That's followed by the Wine and Culinary Festival at The Lost Colony on Saturday.

Sep 25


Short film ‘Limitless’ captures the soul of surfing

Logan Marshall’s 22-minute film shown Friday night at the Dare County Arts Council’s Surfalorus Film Fest, perfectly captures a thought or philosophy that doesn’t have to be profound, but has a coherent, clear message that comes through.

Sep 25


A variety of sounds featured at first Summer Send-Off

Presented by Mike Dianna’s Bearded Face Productions, a portion of the proceeds from the show goes to the Mustang Music Outreach Program that helps kids learn how to play and perform music.

Sep 5


New World Festival of the Arts was again a delight

Stretched along the Manteo marina almost to the Maritime Museum, the 70-plus booths in this year's New World Festival of the Arts put an amazing array of creativity on display.

Sep 3


Surfing for Autism is a celebration of Outer Banks community

More than 90 families enjoyed near perfect wave conditions during the annual event at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Saturday, giving their children a chance to experience something most take for granted.

Aug 16


ZoSo is a fitting tribute to the great Led Zeppelin

Playing at Roanoke Island Festival Park, the band that is certainly the best Led Zeppelin tribute band around carried the audience back to a time of longer hair, granny glasses and a full beard.

Aug 15