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Kite causes brief power outage in Hatteras, Ocracoke Islands
Published: 11/17/2017

OUTER BANKS, N.C., (WVEC) -- A kite caught in a power transmission line is to blame for a brief outage on Friday. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative officials say the kite was caught in the line between Avon and Buxton. OUTAGE ALERT: We have a kite ...

Power shut down for Hatteras Island and Ocracoke after kite was entangled in power lines
Published: 11/17/2017

Electric power on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke was shut down briefly after a kiteboarder's kite got tangled in power lines. No one was injured, but power was off for about 10 minutes Friday morning while workers retrieved the kite at the area known as ...

Aargh you ready? Pirate Jamboree returns to Ocracoke
Published: 10/23/2017
The Outer Banks Voice

Get ready for some mischief and good times this weekend, when Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree takes over Ocracoke Island. The free, three-day festival, set for Oct. 27-29, will take visitors back in time with the sights and sounds of 17th- and 18th ...

Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Goes On Winter Schedule
Published: 11/7/2017
Public Radio East

During the peak summer months between Memorial Day and mid-September, the Hatteras to Ocracoke ferry offers 36 round trip departures per day. Now, Public Information Officer for the Ferry Division Tim Hass says they are cutting the number of runs in half.

Myrtle Beach Sun News
Liquid Fire fishing team makes most of conditions, hauls in Kingfish Cup championship
Published: 11/17/2017
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Prior to the inaugural Kingfish Cup championship last weekend, king mackerel fishing was superb in the waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks, adjacent to the event's headquarters, Anchorage Inn & Marina of Ocracoke Island. In autumn, huge smoker ...

Coastal Review Online
Panel Weighs In On Passenger Ferry Plan
Published: 10/26/2017
Coastal Review Online

MANTEO — The Ocracoke Express, the state's first high-speed passenger ferry, could provide a different kind of tourism adventure for Outer Banks visitors by next summer. But first, it has to be figured out how to divert passengers from long lines of ...

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Salisbury Post
David Freeze: A good day with a spectacular ending
Published: 11/18/2017
Salisbury Post

On the way out of Buxton, I happened to see the local bookstore advertising “Murder in Ocracoke” by Joseph C. Ellis. Ellis just happens to be my mentor as an author, and it looks like he has another successful book, which features the Ocracoke ...

Salisbury Post
David Freeze: Making good on a last day's ride
Published: 11/19/2017
Salisbury Post

The Post chronicled each day of his ride. Contact him at david.freeze@ctc.net. For some reason, I didn't sleep especially well last night. I got up a little after 5 a.m. in the Bluff Shoals Motel in Ocracoke, ready to get the day going. The ferry to ...

10000 tourists forced to evacuate Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks
Published: 7/27/2017

Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified the organization where Laura Ertle works. A lingering power outage is prompting officials to order an estimated 10,000 tourists off of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina's ...
More than 7000 on Hatteras and Ocracoke are without power, and a fix could take days or weeksVirginian-Pilot
OBX blackout: Mandatory evacuation, state of emergency on Ocracoke IslandNews & Observer
10000 tourists ordered to evacuate Ocracoke Island due to power outageWNCN
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Lawsuits Against PCL Combined in Federal Court
Published: 10/23/2017
Island Free Press

The Court's Order stated that the lawsuits “assert one or more similar claims arising out of the power outage affecting Ocracoke and Hatteras, North Carolina, and reflect one or more common issues of fact or law.” The court also appointed a team of ...

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