Stories by Kip Tabb

Village Table & Tavern debuts with casual dining, great sunsets

Created by the same people who brought Trio Wine Beer, & Cheese to the Outer Banks, Village Table and Tavern in Duck is finally open at Nor'Banks Sailing and Watersports.

Aug 11


OBCF co-founder Adams has lived a lifetime of ‘putting back’

The Adams Family Fund for Animals was established last year to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that work with animals, with an emphasis on groups that provide shelter for dogs with the goal of finding them a permanent home.

Aug 6


Indiana man on personal watercraft mission stops along OBX

His first trip was back in 1995 down the Mississippi River, that time to raise money for diabetes research. The latest is for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the second time he's dedicated his efforts to the organization.

Jul 21


New film ‘Outer’ highlights best of Outer Banks surf culture

The photography, the interviews, the editing, the theme, everything about Logan Marshall’s second film, Outer, shows the touch of a filmmaker who is mastering his craft.

Jul 18


Mustang Meltdown: Hot music on a cool evening

When local reggae band Sensi Trails took the stage, it was immediately apparent that this would be a night of great music. If there was a revelation or a highlight of the event, it was the power, musicianship and creativity of Sensi Trails.

Jul 11


TobyMac and the DiverseCity Band: Feeling the music

TobyMac is usually described as a hiphop artist, but that description falls far short of the exceptional performance Wednesday night. Some of his songs are hiphop, but there are also ballads and elements of blues and jazz.

Jul 1


Maestro of the Morning: First Flight High’s Miss Pat retires

Early morning is pure chaos at a high school. In the midst of the maelstrom, Miss Pat answers the phone as though it’s the only task before her, tells the parent the lunch will get to their child and always talks to the students first.

Jun 19


Rain doesn’t deter crowd from first Food Truck Showdown

On the Outer Banks, food trucks have been growing in popularity, though, because they offer restaurants and caterers a way to bring their products to their customers, either at festivals or special events or for a catered affair.

Jun 10


Community activist Khan gives Dare Dems tough advice

Although the policies he favors are typically associated with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, Faisal Kahn, director and founder of the Carolina Peace Center, is equally disapproving of Republicans and Democrats.

May 30


Austin Seafood: A family affair spanning six decades

Austin Seafood is a family affair. When Jimmy and Sandra Austin first opened their doors between the roads at the foot of Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head in 1960 it was that way, and 58 years later it still is.

May 28


30 years, 39 books: Tate-Melvin team’s Nature Series endures

The author and illustrator have brought to life the fauna and flora of the Outer Banks in their wildly popular Nature Series ever since publishing their first collaboration, “Crabby and Nabby,” in 1988.

May 4


Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Pure magic in a perfect setting

It doesn’t get much better than this: On the last Saturday in April, beneath a deep blue sky with scattered clouds and the Roanoke Sound as a backdrop, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra took the stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

May 2