Stories by Sam Walker

The Voice Podcast: Friday, September 22, 2017

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 104.9 & 92.3.

Sep 22

66-year-old surfer found unconscious off Rodanthe dies

The man was spotted face down in the water with a board attached to his ankle off the village of Rodanthe near the water plant around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Park Service. \\

Sep 21

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill that includes plastic bag ban repeal

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags by most retailers on the Outer Banks will continue, for now, after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill passed by the General Assembly last month amending state environmental laws.

Sep 21

Video: Jose offers Coast Guard chance to train off Oregon Inlet

Station Oregon Inlet boat crews took advantage of the rough seas brought by Jose and conducted surf training in the elements to ensure they are ready for whatever we may find or encounter, including a man overboard.

Sep 20

LIVE VIDEO: Service for victims of Duke Life Flight crash

The memorial service at Duke Chapel in Durham begins Wednesday at 1 p.m. for pilot Jeff Burke of Clayton, flight nurses Kris Harrison and Crystal Sollinger from Garner and patient Mary Bartlett of Elizabeth City.

Sep 20

So. Shores police lead local drive for Houston officers, families

The department collected enough items to fill their trailer and a Chevy Tahoe, which are being shipped to police officers and their families in Houston to assist with their recovery from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Sep 19

Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Jessie

The Outer Banks SPCA is in Manteo at 1031 Driftwood Drive. Call 252-475-5620, look them up at or friend them on Facebook. They have many furry friends who would love to part of your family.

Sep 19

Jose covers parts of N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island with overwash

Hurricane Jose has weakened to a minimal hurricane as it passes east of the Outer Banks, but it continues to bring steady onshore winds and high surf, causing overwash problems along Hatteras Island.

Sep 18

High risk of rip currents remains in effect on all beaches

Dangerous rip currents and rough surf generated by Hurricane Jose is forecast to continue through the rest of the week from Carova to Ocracoke. Surf heights of 4 to 7 feet are predicted north of Cape Hatteras, and 2 to 4 feet south.

Sep 18

Pedestrian killed by alleged drunk driver in lower Currituck

Lindsey Anne Parsons of Chesapeake, was walking westbound on South Spot Road Saturday around 11:20 p.m. when she was hit by a car traveling in the same direction driven by Charles Baum of Jarvisburg.

Sep 18

Charter boat nearly capsized crossing Oregon Inlet ocean bar

Five people escaped after the Synergy, based at Pirates Cove, broached while coming down a wave and the cockpit filled with water. The boat has washed ashore on the north side of the inlet and a salvage effort is underway.

Sep 16

Burglars targeting unlocked vehicles across Dare County

A rash of vehicle burglaries have been reported in recent weeks up and down Dare County, including the most recent where at least 14 unlocked autos were targeted along Wilkinson and Chowan streets early Tuesday.

Sep 13