Stories by Sam Walker

Wider U.S. 64 shoulders, new ferry proposed in latest DOT plan

Seven projects were included for NCDOT's Division 1, which covers Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

16 hrs


Woodard updates ‘State of Dare County’ at morning gathering

Roaming the room with a wireless microphone and interacting personally with a number of attendees, Woodard brought life to an otherwise mundane topic with humor, poignancy and emotion.

Jan 17


Spectrum, Tribune reach deal, returning stations to local cable

The blackout of the Norfolk CBS and CW affiliates and WGN America on Spectrum has come to an end, after Charter reached a retransmission agreement with station owner Tribune Broadcasting early Friday.

Jan 11


UPDATE: Driver cited after concrete truck overturns in Corolla

The Highway Patrol said the rig overturned Tuesday morning on N.C. 12 in Corolla after the driver entered a curve too fast. The 33-year-old Elizabeth City man suffered minor injuries, and was cited for exceeding safe speed for the curve.

Jan 8


Spectrum customers lose WTKR, WGNT, WGN over fee dispute

Subscribers on the Outer Banks and in northeastern N.C. are no longer getting WTKR-3, WGNT-27 and WGN America after Tribune Media and Charter, the parent company of Spectrum, were unable to reach a re-transmission agreement.

Jan 2


Man wounded in Christmas Eve shooting on Roanoke Island

Sinatra Dione Brothers, 22, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, after he allegedly shot another man in the leg Monday afternoon on Burnside Road.

Dec 27


Fishing Center operators say thanks for 45 years of memories

The group of former and current charter captains that have operated the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center since 1973 will end their run on Dec. 31, after the National Park Service selected a new company to run the world-famous marina.

Dec 13


The Voice Podcast: Thursday Jan. 17, 2019

You can hear Voice newscasts every weekday morning on Beach 104, 94.5 WCMS, 99.1 The Sound, and Classic Rock 92.3.

Jan 17


Currituck homicide suspect arrested after standoff in Chesapeake

Investigators were called to a home in Coinjock around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday where the body of Adam Markert, 34, was found. Lucas Molesky, 25, was taken into custody without incident following an armed standoff with police in Virginia.

Dec 5


Video: Bonner Bridge replacement nears the finishing line

Crews are still hard at work on the final touches on the Bonner Bridge replacement, and can now access the entire length of the 2.8 mile span from either side. An exact opening date for the new bridge has not been set.

Nov 29


Part one of Kitty Hawk Road culvert replacement complete

A pipe running under the road between Shelby Avenue and Moor Shore Road, just west of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, was replaced this week. The second project will begin Monday morning between Elijah Baum and Herbert Perry roads.

Dec 2


South Atlantic Fisheries Council meets this week in Kitty Hawk

The council will be meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk from Monday afternoon through Friday. A training session will be held Thursday evening for charter boat captains on a pilot, online catch reporting system for many fisheries.

Dec 2