I will reply by saying that I am someone else who is hoping to do this. That said, I believe you will probably not get as many views down in this forum as you would in the main forum, even though I agree with you that this is right where one would think such discussions would take place.
There are some very helpful members here who are longtime locals, transplants - whether they relocated many years ago, or are more recent residents.
I regularly read online The Island Free Press, The Outer Banks Voice, and the Outer Banks Sentinel. (I keep meaning to subscribe via mail to The Coastland Times out of Manteo.) I also subscribe to Coastal Review Online Click to follow link... Depending upon whether one has a political "leaning" there are local organizations - such as Click to follow link... and, no doubt, there is a Republican organization.
Depending upon where your house is located, I am sure there are a number of local organizations that are active in all sorts of areas... FaceBook does seem to have some groups - whether they're environmentally oriented or otherwise. I recall that there is a fishing forum - perhaps PM Alexy, if you don't get some feedback right here?
Hopefully, members such as Pickle, Dave S, Tim OBX, Alexy, notinobx... as well as MANY others will respond - otherwise, if you don't get any help, I'd repost in the main forum. Meanwhile, I'll also be waiting to see what suggestions are made.