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Priority Pass Renewal Dates Set for Ocracoke Residents

  Island Free Press

Ocracoke Island residents will need to reapply on February 5 through February 7 for an updated 2019 and 2020 priority pass for the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry.

1/11/2019 2:31 PM

An ocean plunge for a new year on Ocracoke

  The Outer Banks Voice

Several first-timers were among about 45 kids and adults of all ages Tuesday afternoon for Ocracoke's version of the Polar Plunge at the airport beach off Ramp ...

1/6/2019 6:45 PM

Ocracoke residents need to reapply for ferry priority stickers

  The Outer Banks Voice

Ocracoke residents will need to reapply next month for updated priority loading stickers for the Hatteras Inlet ferry that are valid through next year. Ferry Division ...

1/10/2019 3:27 PM

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry set to launch in May

  The Outer Banks Voice

After some delays, the new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry is now set to launch May 14, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. The new vessel ...

12/21/2018 8:00 AM

NCDOT to debut Ocracoke ferry service on May 14


Catamaran-style ferry expected to be delivered in February. Initial *service* includes three trips daily between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village.

12/27/2018 8:00 AM

Robert Emmett Sebrell | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Robert Emmett Sebrell (Bob) was born on September 21, 1950 in Charlotte, NC where he attended public school until high school, and then attended ...

1/16/2019 3:55 AM

Three NC Ferry Routes to run alternate Christmas Schedules


The North Carolina Ferry Division announced that several ferry routes will be running on alternate schedules on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

12/24/2018 8:00 AM

Second Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Planned per NCDOT 10-Year Draft Transportation Plan

  Island Free Press

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) unveiled its draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in ...

1/10/2019 9:35 PM

Ocracoke Preservation Society Announces 2018 Holiday Historic Homes Tour

  Island Free Press

Six historic cottages will be open for viewing on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Ocracoke Village Local Shopping Day event.

11/30/2018 8:00 AM

Outer Banks Wedding Information

  Island Free Press

Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands are conveniently located within driving distance from most states, making them an affordable and perfect choice for an Outer ...

1/1/2019 8:12 AM

Ocracoke's association holds meeting Jan. 9 at 6 pm | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

The Ocracoke Civic and Business Association will hold a civic affairs meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Ocracoke Community Center. The meeting is scheduled ...

1/3/2019 3:36 PM

Ocracoke Passenger Ferry to Launch May 14

  Island Free Press

The North Carolina Ferry System released its official 2019 schedule this week, with its new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry *service* slated to debut on ...

12/21/2018 8:00 AM

Carlton Ward Garrish | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Carlton Ward Garrish, 87, of Ocracoke, died Friday, December 14, 2018, at his home. A native of Ocracoke, he was born June 18, 1931, to the late Ruby E.

12/19/2018 8:00 AM

NCDOT Draft Transportation Plan Unveiled

  Coastal Review Online

N.C. Department of Transportation unveiled Thursday its draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029, which includes several dozen projects on the coast, ...

1/15/2019 3:28 PM

Open restrooms, trash pickup happening at Outer Banks parks

  Plainview Daily Herald

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Some basic maintenance is returning to portions of national parks along North Carolina's Outer Banks, even as most services stay ...

1/13/2019 8:29 PM

Cape Hatteras National Seashore to restore some visitor services

  13newsnow.com WVEC

NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced that restrooms at Whalebone Junction, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and Ocracoke Visitor ...

1/12/2019 3:49 PM

‘Prehistoric’ fish found washed up on NC’s Outer Banks

  The News & Observer

Out for a ride on the beach, an Ocracoke resident found what looked like a large prehistoric fish. An Atlantic sturgeon had washed up on the Outer Banks beach, ...

12/13/2018 8:00 AM

Ocracoke Express on Track for May Launch

  Coastal Review Online

The new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry is expected to be complete by the end of the year and a public launch is planned for M.ay.

11/15/2018 8:00 AM

Here’s the cost to ride the new passenger ferry to Ocracoke — and how to get a discount

  The News & Observer

It will cost as much as $15 round-trip to ride the new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, but North Carolina officials say ...

12/7/2018 8:00 AM

Ocracoke Island's Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree continues through Sun. | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

OCRACOKE, NC – Chart your course for the Ocracoke Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Blackbeard's historic last battle ...

10/27/2018 7:00 AM

Ocracoke prepares for 300th anniversary of Blackbeard battle


Looking for a different way to spend your Thanksgiving? Ocracoke Island is hosting a 300th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Ocracoke between the Royal ...

11/15/2018 8:00 AM

Ocracoke Island to commemorate 300th anniversary of battle Thanksgiving Day | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Named by The Smithsonian as #3 of the ten anniversaries worth traveling for in 2018, the Ocracoke community will host representatives from the British Royal ...

11/21/2018 8:00 AM

Remembering the Jenkins | News

  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Adirondack Artists Guild hosts reception Friday for retrospective exhibit of the late Ray and Dicki Jenkins in Saranac Lake.

1/11/2019 8:00 AM

Shutdown Likely to Delay Hatteras Projects

  Coastal Review Online

The partial U.S. government shutdown, which entered its 24th day Monday, will likely delay two Cape Hatteras National Seashore projects: a new parking area ...

1/14/2019 6:13 PM

New Vehicle Ferry Readying for Spring Launch

  Coastal Review Online

NCDOT recently announced that a new river-class vehicle ferry is nearing completion and is expected to be in the water by this spring.

1/8/2019 3:46 PM

As Shutdown Grinds On, Parks Collecting Trash, Opening Some Areas

  National Parks Traveler

Trash collections were picking up this week in the National Park System, and some areas that had been closed to the public were reopening thanks to an ...

1/15/2019 8:22 AM

Some campgrounds, restrooms reopen in Great Smokies and Cape Hatteras amid shutdown

  Charlotte Observer

Some parts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore closed by the partial shutdown of the federal government have ...

1/14/2019 2:07 PM

Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Coming on January 20

  Island Free Press

A total lunar eclipse, which will coincide with a super moon and the first full moon of the year, is going to occur on January 20, 2019, and residents all along the ...

1/14/2019 9:48 PM

Winter Brings Range of Birds to Outer Banks

  Coastal Review Online

North Carolina's Outer Banks is perfect for wintering birds including waterfowl, water birds, raptors and songbirds, according to birding enthusiast, Jeff Lewis.

1/9/2019 5:14 AM

Long-serving Hyde County commissioners step down | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

At the Dec. 3 Hyde County Board of Commissioners meeting, two newly elected County commissioners were sworn in and attended their first meeting.

1/11/2019 11:42 AM

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