Category: Opinion

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Once Upon a Time…

    Once upon a time, we serenaded our children to bed with sweet, soothing melodies thinly masking disturbing images of violence, disease, starvation and more. Still now, parents recite fairy tales, nursery rhymes...

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A Yardstick of Loss

By Glen Baldwin How do you measure loss? I lost my favorite swimsuit cover-up this summer, probably on my trip to Maine. This might not be a big deal to most, but I really...

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The Road Home

“If you love something, let it go.” We’ve all heard that one before. But how about this for a twist? If you love a place, move away. Take it from me. If there’s an...

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Hurricane Hype

By Jeffrey Myers   To say we are vulnerable to our surroundings on the Outer Banks would be an understatement. With the sound to the west and the sea to the east, we truly...

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Government Overreach

An editorial opinion by Kip Tabb Journalists are on a number of government information email lists—it comes with the territory and it’s a necessity. For the 20 years that have been writing on the...

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Another Flat Top Demolished

Another Southern Shores flat top has been demolished, its foundation removed and leveled, the concrete blocks and juniper beams broken and carted off to some landfill, the mementos of 60 years or more of...

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Fixing the Beach Road Again

The cranes, dump trucks and assorted heavy equipment have taken up residence on the beach in Kitty Hawk once again. The Beach Road, torn into chunks of asphalt ranging in size from boulder to...

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Chain of Compassion-Opinion by Kip Tabb

Like many Outer Banks residents I wear a number of hats. Most people know me, or at least know of me, because I’ve been covering Outer Banks news and events for almost 20 years....

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A Sanctuary Trip

We’re crossing the Currituck Sound at a sedate eight or ten knots with Captain Christine Lester at the helm of the pontoon boat. We left the Duck Pier by Kitty Hawk Kites about five...