Category: News

BOEM map showing lease areas in blocks and areas considered most likely to yield petroleum resources.

OBX-Strong Showing at Norfolk Oil/Gas Lease Meet

  With the announcement that the Federal Government was opening the offshore waters of North Carolina to oil and gas exploration, concerns—and fears—about the environmental impacts oil or gas wells could have, have boiled...

Chef Wes Stepp of Red Sky Catering in black at the 2015 Wedding Expo. Photo by Julie Dreelins Productions.

OBX Expo Showcases Local Wedding Industry

By Kip Tabb Here is the important information for brides, grooms and their families planning on attending the 2016 Outer Banks Wedding Expo: bring a good appetite, comfortable walking shoes and be ready to...

Packed room at the Town Hall meeting.

Huge Participation at Town Hall Meeting

 Article and photos by Kip Tabb –    The first Dare County Commissioner’s Town Hall meeting was held Wednesday night and the range of issues and questions put to the commissioners seemed to cover...

Decorating the Farmdog Surfboard at the 25th Annual DCAC Artrageous.

2014 in Review

By Kip Tabb With 2014 rapidly drawing to an end and Champagne corks ready to welcome 2015 to the world it seems like a good time to look back over the past year on...

Community Foundation Giving Circle presenting check to the Outer Banks SPCA.

Circle of Giving Gives to the SPCA

By Kip Tabb –  Walking into the SPCA back on Driftwood Drive in Manteo is at once joyous and heartbreaking. Joy because there is so much love in that building—the love of the workers...

The Spirit of Freedom parked on the tarmac at the Dare County Airport.

The Candy Bomber Visits the Outer Banks

Article and Photos by Kip Tabb The Candy Bomber came back again to the Outer Banks, and the story behind its name tells an extraordinary tale of generosity of spirit and a simple act...

Small Town Feel Mark OBX Holiday Celebrations

Article and Photos by Kip Tabb –  If the Thanksgiving Weekend is the official beginning of the Holiday shopping season, then the following weekend has to be the official beginning of the true spirit...

Runners along Kitty Hawk Bay in Kitty Hawk.

Outer Banks Marathon Weekend a Huge Success

 Photo and Story by Kip Tabb –    The weather for the 9th Annual Towne Bank Outer Banks Annual Marathon was about as good as it could have been. Sunday, especially was a good...

OBX VIP Fishing Tournament Largest in World

By Kip Tabb –  The 32nd Lion’s VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Fishing Tournament got in two out of three days of spectacular weather last week. The tournament, by all account the largest in the world,...