Stories by Sam Walker

Identity released of man found dead in Shallowbag Bay Marina

The body of 27-year-old Forrest Davis Ragland, who lived on a vessel at Shallowbag Bay Marina, was discovered Wednesday morning in the water across from where his boat was docked.

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The Voice Podcast: Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018

You can hear Voice newscasts every weekday morning on Max Radio of the Carolina's stations Beach 104, 94.5 WCMS, 99.1 The Sound, and Classic Rock 92.3.

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Body of missing fisherman recovered from Edenton Bay

The wife of the 83-year-old said he had gone fishing aboard a 21-foot pontoon boat and failed to return Saturday evening. The boat and his fishing gear were found shortly after the search began. His body was recovered around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Nov 18

Moyock woman faces drug charges; $12K in marijuana seized

Sienna Marie Gilmore, 32, was arrested Thursday after investigators seized approximately 8 pounds of marijuana, a rifle, cash and assorted drug paraphernalia from a home on Shingle Landing Road near Moyock Elementary School.

Nov 17

Minor soundside flooding possible as storm moves out

As the latest storm system pulls away and a cold front moves through, winds are forecast to turn westerly, increasing to 30 miles per hour through Friday morning. Soundside flooding of up to 2 feet above ground level is possible.

Nov 15

Stalemate means seat on Kill Devil Hills board remains open

The four current members of the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners split on two candidates to serve out the unexpired term of former commissioner Brandi Reuhbottom, and it will be the New Year before the seat can be filled.

Nov 14

Body recovered from the water at Shallowbag Bay Marina

Emergency crews were dispatched to North Bay Club Drive in Manteo on Wednesday around 12:55 p.m. Personnel from the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department pulled the body of a man from the water.

Nov 14

Video: Blustery, gray day ahead of another round of heavy rain

It's a gray mid-November Wednesday on the Outer Banks, sandwiched between a pair of storm systems. Heavy rain, gusty winds and some isolated severe storms are forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday. A flash flood watch is also in effect.

Nov 14

Vacation home in Corolla destroyed by overnight fire

Firefighters were called to Coral Lane in the Ocean Hill neighborhood north of Corolla village at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday to a multi-level structure sire. Lightning from a passing thunderstorm may have been the cause.

Nov 13

Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Tigger

Tigger is a friendly cat looking for his FURever home this holiday season. For more information on animals available for adoption from the Outer Banks SPCA please visit

Nov 13

NCDMV seeking applicants for license plate agency in Currituck

The license plate agency will be the first operating in Currituck County, where NCDMV officials attribute county growth and customer demand for the decision to place an office. A contract was awarded in 2012 but never executed.

Nov 13

Kitty Hawk Road pipe replacements delayed until after holiday

Extremely elevated water levels associated with heavy downpours Tuesday morning, and a forecast for rain the remainder of this week caused the delay. Kitty Hawk Road has reopened to traffic until after Thanksgiving weekend.

Nov 13