Stories in Hidden Outer Banks

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


Theodore Stockton Midgett of Hatteras, October 13

Theodore Stockton Midgett, 91, of Hatteras, NC died Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. A native of Dare County, he was born July 4, 1928, to…

Oct 14


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


Reynolds Barber Shop-experience the ‘old’ OBX and a slice of Americana

A young U.S. Coast Guard member takes a seat with his wife in the store. It’s close to 4:30 and Reynolds Barbershop is approaching closing time. Two more men await…

Sep 11


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


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…

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


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…

Aug 10


Jul 31


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…

Jul 23