Stories by Sam Walker

Video: General Assembly GOP primary candidates forum

The Outer Banks Voice and Milepost Magazine held a forum at Waveriders in Nags Head on Friday featuring N.C. Senate candidates Bob Steinburg and Clark Twiddy, and N.C. House candidates Beverly Boswell and Bobby Hanig.

11 hrs

The Voice Podcast: Monday, April 23, 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 104.9 & 92.3.

21 hrs

Price jump at Wright Memorial to fund maintenance backlog

Admission to the Wright Brothers National Memorial will cost more starting June 1, as part of a plan by the National Park Service to help address an $11.6 billion backlog of maintenance and construction projects across the country.

Apr 20

Pair of drug overdose deaths reported in Kill Devil Hills

A 51-year-old man from Virginia Beach died Friday night and a 43-year-old man from Kill Devil Hills died Sunday. Police say heroin was involved, and tests are underway to determine if the powerful drug Fentanyl was involved.

Apr 18

Bull sharks expanding nursing grounds inside Pamlico Sound

Experts say there has been a dramatic rise in the number of bull sharks using the Pamlico Sound as nursing habitat, and they warn of a "potentially strong" impact on humans.

Apr 18

Suspect charged with murder after fatal overdose in Wanchese

The man has been charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly supplied drugs to a 40-year-old man who died from a heroin overdose, two hours after a woman recovered from an overdose at the same address.

Apr 18

Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Lynda

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

Apr 17

Rite Aid closing leaves Nags Head without a nearby pharmacy

The Rite Aid Pharmacy at the corner of South Croatan Highway and Eighth Street at the Kill Devil Hills-Nags Head town line will close May 14, after the chain sold their Outer Banks locations to Walgreen's earlier this year.

Apr 16

Severe weather possible across Outer Banks overnight

A strong cold front moved across North Carolina will spawn severe thunderstorms during the overnight hours in the eastern third of the state. A tornado watch was in effect for inland counties until 3 a.m.

Apr 15

White, Garrish, Pollock hailed for 50 combined years with Dare

20-year employees Vickie White and Yvette Pollock from the Division of Health and Human Services and 10-year EMT Charlene Garrish were honored by county commissioners on April 3 and awarded service pins.

Apr 15

NEST encouraging OBX restaurants to switch to paper straws

The Network for Endangered and Threatened Sea Turtles is encouraging restaurants on the Outer Banks to provide straws only on request and if that request is made, offer paper straws as an alternative to plastic straws.

Apr 15

Rose Acre Farms recalls 206 million eggs produced in Hyde Co.

The Indiana-based company that runs a massive production facility near Pantego has recalled 206 million shell eggs sent to grocery stores and restaurants in North Carolina and 8 other states because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Apr 14