Category: News

Giant duck kite at the AKA convention held at the Visitor's Bureau Event Site in Nags Head

Kites Paint the Sky in Nags Head

Article and Photos by Kip Tabb –  It would be hard to imagine a better way to tell the world about the Outer Banks than the 37th Annual American Kitefliers Association (AKA) happening this...

Suzanne Tate's "Bring Me Duck", an oral history of the village published in 1986.

Suzanne Tate to Write History of Duck

By Kip Tabb –    To most readers, Suzanne Tate is best known as the author of the Nature Series children’s books. Beautifully illustrated by James Melvin, there are 33 books in the series...

Elan Vacations Breaks Ground for University Park

By Kip Tabb –  Norman Bibeau, President and CEO of Elan Vacations, waited a long time for yesterday’s University Park groundbreaking ceremony in Powell’s Point. Originally scheduled to move forward in the spring, the...

A little chin music for Tyler Franko of Iowa Central Community College. The July 8 game ended in a 9-4 victory over visiting the visiting Greenbrier Knights.

Bush League: The Show on the Outer Banks

By Kip Tabb –  Once upon a time the Bush Leagues really were out in the bushes—far away from urban centers, the manicured infields and big league stadiums of the major league baseball teams....

Weather Underground track of Hurricane Arthur at 11a.m. 7/2.

As Arthur Approaches the Outer Banks

By Kip Tabb –  Having a hurricane approaching the Outer Banks this early in the season is somewhat unprecedented, but unprecedented or not, Tropical Storm Arthur (soon to be Hurricane) is off the coast...

Injured loggerhead swimming in one of the sea turtle rehab tanks. The screen over the tank is to keep debris from visitors from falling in the tank. Photo, Kip Tabb

STAR Sea Turtle Rehab Facility Officially Opens

By Kip Tabb A STAR is now part of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. In a noon ceremony on Friday, the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center was officially opened to...

Green turtle, first resident brought to the STAR center at the Roanoke Island Aquarium. Photo, NC Aquarium.

Thanking a STAR

By José Valle –  Sea turtles up and down the coast of the Outer Banks can thank their lucky STARs. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center at the...

Friday conditions--fast and exciting. Photo, Ocean Images.

First SailNC Regatta a Huge Success

By Kip Tabb At 18’ the A-Class catamarans are the sports cars of the two-hulled design. Skimming the water with a single sailor at the helm, they’re fast, maneuverable and in the conditions the...

Outer Banks Bike Week on tap all week long.

Outer Banks News Round-Up

By Kip Tabb Here it is the end of the week and a lot of news and events have come our way over the past week. Some of it’s good, some of it’s not...