Category: News

Former Commissioner Bill Pitt outlining the history of beach nourishment funding on the Outer Banks

Heated Comments at KDH Meeting

At the last public hearing on the Kill Devil Hills 2015-16 budget before a vote is taken on June 24, emotions ran high as some residents questioned the fairness of the formula the commissioners...

Hands linked at noon in Nags Head for Hands Across the Sand. Photo, Kip Tabb.

Hands Link Against Offshore Oil/Gas

As Outer Banks opposition to offshore drilling grows stronger and more focused, local activities are focussing on ways to raise public awareness of the possibility that oil and gas exploration could be a part...

With cancer survivors leading the way, the 2015 Dare County Relay for Life gets underway on Saturday.

$35K=Dare County Relay for Life

  The Dare County Relay for Life began in brights sunshine on Saturday and walked through the night ending a little after dawn at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. With perfect, if cool, weather and...

The seismic surveying permit process.

Surveying the BOEM Permit Process

With a Monday visit from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) at the Kill Devil Hills Ramada Inn, the first phase in the in the permitting process to explore for offshore oil and gas...

Smoothhound shark in subaquatic vegetation. The most prevalent shark in the Outer Banks sounds.

Dogfish & Sandsarks & Bulls Oh My!

  Sharks in the Outer Banks sounds? Maybe . . . well, probably. There’s not much reason for concern since there’s almost no chance of human/shark interaction, but there are sharks in the sound. That...

Dare County Commissioners voting "aye" in support of a resolution opposing offshore drilling.

Dare County Commissioners Oppose Drilling

  By a unanimous vote the Dare County Commissioners passed a resolution opposing offshore drilling for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast. If there was a surprise in the vote, it was...

Billboard that Not the Answer NC placed on US 64.

OBX Group Organizes Against Offshore Drilling

As opposition to proposed offshore drilling for oil or natural gas solidifies, Outer Banks organizations are taking taking steps to have their voices heard. At an organizing meeting held by Not the Answer NC...

Organizing on the beach for a group photo. The signs from Ocracoke were brought out of the closet from the attempt in the 1990s to lease oil/gas sites off North Carolina.

OBX Opposition Grows to Offshore Oil & Gas

By Kip Tabb –  As opposition to the proposed leasing of oil sites off the North Carolina coast grows, Outer Banks organizations and residents are finding their voice. At a press conference sponsored by...

Mid Atlantic areas that will be available for energy lease, including wind and gas and oil.

The When & If of Seismic Surveying

By Kip Tabb One of the Issues that came up during the Wednesday meeting in Nags Head sponsored by Not the Answer NC was whether seismic surveying could start immediately—or if not immediately, this...

OBX Opposition to Offshore Drilling Gets Organized

By Kip Tabb –  Held in a private residence in Nags Head on Wednesday evening, Not the Answer NC gathered concerned residents to discuss the upcoming Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) scoping meeting scheduled...