Category: News

Closure sign at Wright Memorial Monument.

Government Shutdown to Effect Outer Banks

Compiled by Kip Tabb –  Without commenting on the politics of the government shutdown, who is right, or wrong, or if everyone is wrong, we did think we should let our readers know what...

Bonner Bridge Takes Major Step Toward Construction

By Kip Tabb –  With a one sentence legal ruling, the Bonner Bridge spanning the Oregon Inlet has taken a major step toward completion. In finding for the North Carolina Department of Transportation NE...

Outer Banks Thoughts and Happenings

By Kip Tabb –  Here it is, the dog days of summer and the weather is still beautiful, the beach is calling and I’m stuck here in the office writing about the latest stuff...

New Colington Curve--moved from it's old location and much safer.

Colington Curve a Thing of the Past

By Kip Tabb –  The Colington Curve is a thing of the past . . . or almost a thing of the past. There’s still a bend there, although the hair raising, hairpin turn...

Bodie Island Lighthouse. Photo by Kati Wilkins.

Bodie Island Lighthouse-A View from the Top

By Kip Tabb The Bodie Island Lighthouse is finally open to the public. Four years after restoration work began and $5,000,000 later, for the first time in the history of the lighthouse, the public...

The Passing of a Friend

By Kip Tabb – Kevin Kopec was one of the funniest people I have ever met. His humor was quick, somewhat cynical and didn’t have much of a filter on it–which took a conversation...

Expedition56 Comes to the Outer Banks

By Kip Tabb –  When Nancy Zyburt turned 56, she sold her business—a classical ballet studio—put the money in the bank, loaded her chocolate lab, Tula, into her van and started driving. Her goal,...