Stories by Sam Walker

Man drowns trying to save girlfriend’s three sons off So. Shores

A 32-year-old lower Currituck man died while trying to help his girlfriend's three sons who got caught in a rip current Thursday evening off Southern Shores. He is the seventh person to die in a swimming-related incident on the OBX this season.

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The Voice Podcast: Friday July 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 104.9 & 92.3.

19 hrs

Three people, dog rescued after boat flips in Pamlico Sound

North Carolina Marine Patrol Officer Jeff Moore rescued the trio and the pooch after their boat overturned Wednesday afternoon in the Pamlico Sound near Oregon Inlet. All were in good condition.


Two rescued after shrimp boat capsizes during storm in Pamlico Sound

The Mad Lady II from Marshallberg was reported overdue Tuesday evening, after reportedly running into a storm while trying to reach Englehard. The captain and mate were rescued in Wysocking Bay and were not seriously hurt.

Jul 18

Dare elections board fails to agree on early voting plan

Three plans were submitted by the four-member Board of Elections, including one that adds a Sunday to the schedule ahead of the General Election, but does not use the Pitts Center as an early voting site.

Jul 18

Two hospitalized after being hit by lightning in Carova

A volunteer firefighter and a civilian were in stable condition at a Virginia Beach hospital after being struck by lightning Tuesday night on the Currituck Outer Banks. were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for treatment.

Jul 17

Woman dies after being rescued Friday from rip current off Duck

The woman was among a group of swimmers pulled from the ocean near Bayberry Drive on Friday around 2:50 p.m., and is the sixth person to perish this season after a swimming-related incident along the Outer Banks.

Jul 17

Wright Memorial Bridge rehab work continues below the deck

So that workers can rehabilitate the supports of the 52-year-old eastbound span, a single lane closure has been in place Monday through Thursday during the summer. The lane closure will be seven days a week after Labor Day.

Jul 15

Video: Let’s go fly a kite at the Wright Kite Festival

The 40th annual Wright Kite Festival, presented by Kitty Hawk Kites, was this past weekend at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. The event is held every year at the base of Big Kill Devil Hill.

Jul 15

Risk of deadly rip currents forecast to be high again on Sunday

Lifeguards up and down the Outer Banks were busy again Friday, rescuing swimmers that were caught in rip currents enhanced by a King Tide and swells generated by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. The risk is high again today.

Jul 14

Video: New Bonner Bridge navigation spans nearly complete

The new bridge over Oregon Inlet is now 88 percent finished. All the segments of the seven navigation spans and girders for the southern incline have been set, and the northern incline is starting to take shape.

Jul 14

State auditors to interview Manteo officials about dredging project

The N.C. State Auditor's Office has requested interviews with eleven current and former Manteo town officials as part of a recently-opened investigation into last year's dredging of Dough's Creek Canal.

Jul 14