Stories by Kip Tabb

Sampling Shrimp for a Good Cause

10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff Benefits OBX Center for Dolphin Research There’s everything right and nothing wrong about an event that asks you to eat shrimp for a good cause. That…

Nov 7


Sharing the Warners’ musical journey into N.C. history

A piece of Outer Banks history came home to the Wanchese Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 2. In an auditorium that was once the Wanchese School, recordings from 70 and…

Nov 4


Duck Council candidates on the issues: Part II

Publisher’s Note: Due to a transcribing error, some answers were incorrectly attributed to candidate Don Kingston in the originally published version of this story. We are re-posting this story with…

Oct 25


For Eddie Greene, It’s a ‘Wonderful Life’

  The screening of Bryan Jones’ “Christmas Everyday – The Wonderful Life of Eddie Greene” at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo on Sunday, Sept. 29  tells the story of an…

Sep 30


Duck Council candidates on the issues: Part I

The five council incumbents seeking re-election are Don Kingston, Monica Thibodeau, Jon Britt, Chuck Burdick and Nancy Caviness. The four candidates not currently on the council are Rob Mooney, Marc…

Oct 20


A rambling, wonderful place

A former employee remembers The Cotton Gin The Cotton Gin up in Grandy burned to the ground yesterday.  My daughter sent me a text reading, “Hey the Cotton Gin is…

Oct 13


So much crab and so little time to deliver. Everyone from I Got Your Crabs had to chip in. Photo Kip Tabb

CrabDaddy: OBX perfection and a harvest celebration

Saturday Sept. 24 was Outer Banks perfection. Not a cloud in the sky, a light breeze beneath the shade of the towering pines on the north lawn of the Cotton…

Sep 26


"Tell Me What You Want" performed by two of the talented young musicians of Mustang Outreach with Music Director Ruth Wyand helping. Photo 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Aug 26