Owner / Agent
Grizelle Fearing is the owner operator of the agency and a Manteo native. Her daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons live in the 5th generation family home today where she also grew up. Back in the 50’s her grandfather didn’t like that his grandchildren were being born up in Elizabeth City so not only did he hire a doctor to come to Manteo, but he housed the doctor and his family, and later built a clinic to serve the needs of the community. Having been born 3 blocks away from her office, she did not stay away from Dare County for very long. Her family helped grow this area into the resort area it is today.
Grizelle worked for years in the family businesses and became a licensed insurance agent in 1974. A few years later in 1978 she started Mollie A. Fearing & Associates insurance agency with her mother, Mollie Fearing. Mollie passed away in 1997, and Grizelle has kept the business and continues working. Grizelle is a board member of the Manteo Preservation Trust, chairs the annual Holiday Tour of Homes (first Saturday in December), and is a past member of the Town of Manteo’s Planning Board. She also supports the Dare County Arts Center, holding an annual spring reception Mollie Fearing Art Show in honor of her mother, Mollie Fearing, plus countless other non-profit organizations. Grizelle retired in January 2022, but continues to remain involved in the business.
Courtney was born and raised in Manteo. After college, she married and moved to Virginia, where her husband was stationed with the United States Air Force. A few military moves and three children later they moved to Manteo in 2008 to set permanent roots and raise their boys. Courtney has spent her time raising their sons, watching countless number of ballgames, and volunteering in the school systems and other organizations throughout the town. In 2016 she did what she said she would never do and started working with her mom, Grizelle, in the family business…….Insurance! Courtney began working at the office in 2017 and received her P&C license in 2018.
Pam grew up in Halifax County. In 1982 she began her insurance career in Rocky Mount. Pam and her husband moved to Manteo in 1990, and she joined our agency. She handles personal and commercial lines. Pam currently lives in Manteo with her family.
Cody was born and raised on Roanoke Island only leaving to attend UNCW. She has been a friend of the Fearing family since elementary school. Cody started her insurance career with the agency in 2004 and soon after received her P&C license. She specializes in personal property and auto insurance. She lives in Manteo with her husband and beloved cat.