Stories by Sam Walker

Video: Emergency Management director reflects on Florence

Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson provides an overview of the recent brush with Hurricane Florence in Dare County, noting that the devastation along the rest of the N.C. coast could have just as easily been here.

17 hrs


Video: Beachgoers, surfers enjoy near-perfect OBX afternoon

Beachgoers were enjoying near perfect weather on Wednesday, as a cold front that moved through last night has brought an onshore breeze and cooler temperatures.

Sep 19


Guy C. Lee, Kellogg’s, Max Radio, Voice team for Florence relief

Guy C. Lee Building Materials and Kellogg’s Building Supply are teaming up with The Outer Banks Voice and Max Radio of the Carolina's stations to help in the relief effort for Hurricane Florence victims in Craven County.

Sep 19


The Voice Podcast: Wednesday Sept. 19, 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.

Sep 19


Gauges indicate flooding in sounds, creeks may have peaked

Flood gauges along the North Landing River and Currituck Sound show that the high water associated with Hurricane Florence during the past several days has reached a peak and is starting to drop.

Sep 18


Higher-than-expected water floods some roads, closes schools

The steady rise of water from Moyock to Manteo has startled many residents, although it has not reached the record proportions of Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Matthew nearly two years ago.

Sep 17


High water means another day off for students north of Oregon Inlet

The high water levels on some roads has led Dare County School leaders to call off classes on Tuesday for the schools located north of the inlet. Staff at the Kitty Hawk, First Flight, Nags Head and Manteo schools will have an optional workday.

Sep 17


Outer Banks residents collecting, delivering supplies Down East

Several groups have already started collecting and delivering by boat relief items for families in Down East Carteret County that took the brunt of Hurricane Florence. Collection points are being set-up across northeast N.C. and the Outer Banks.

Sep 17


The sounds and creeks are up, but don’t expect major flooding

The National Weather Service said the Outer Banks should not expect to see major flood issues on our end of the coast, as waters start to drain into the Pamlico Sound from the record-flooding to our south and west from Hurricane Florence.

Sep 17


Video: Residents, workers line up to return to the Outer Banks

Motorists were checked for credentials as they returned to the northern beaches this morning. With the center of Florence moving far south and west, visitors will be allowed in starting Sunday morning.

Sep 15


Part of U.S. 264 in southwest Hyde County closed by flooding

Numerous reports are that Scranton and Sladesville are experiencing flooding approaching levels comparable to Hurricane Irene. U.S. 264 is closed from the Beaufort County Line to Turnpike Road at Rose Bay.

Sep 14


Currituck OBX residents roll back in today; visitors Sunday

Currituck County residents and property owners will be allowed access to Corolla and Carova on Saturday morning, and visitors will likely be allowed to return on Sunday. Alcohol sales have also been allowed to resume countywide.

Sep 14