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Coastal Review Online
Birds of Ocracoke: The Snow Bunting
Published: 1/2/2018
Coastal Review Online

Although not unusual to be seen on Pea and Hatteras islands, they are rare on Ocracoke, Portsmouth and points below. Ocracoke's high school math teacher, Beth Layton, discovered this bunting on a late afternoon walk last winter. Predators that will ...


Island Free Press
Snow Forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Starting Wednesday Afternoon
Published: 1/16/2018
Island Free Press

A light snowfall is expected across most of eastern North Carolina, including Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, per the Tuesday morning briefing from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. As a cold front crosses the region on ...

Merle Smith Davis
Published: 12/30/2017
The Mountaineer

OCRACOKE — Merle Smith Davis, 73, of Ocracoke, died Dec. 28, 2017. Born in Durham, she was the daughter of the late Irma Gunther Smith and Laurence Smith. Merle is survived by her husband, Donald Davis; sons, Patrick Jubal Creech of Thailand, Douglas ...


Virginian-Pilot
New ferries coming to Hatteras while routes cut during winter
Published: 12/27/2017
Virginian-Pilot

In the busy season, six ferries ply the hourlong trek between Hatteras Island and Ocracoke, a total of 36 round trips daily, carrying about 650,000 people each year. It's the busiest route for the state's ferry system, the second largest in the nation ...

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Island Free Press
UPDATE: Coastal Flood Advisory and High Surf Advisory Issued for Outer Banks
Published: 1/3/2018
Island Free Press

A Coastal Floor Advisory and High Surf Advisory has been issued for Dare and Hyde Counties per the Wednesday morning storm briefing from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Newport / Morehead City. Winds are projected to increase starting ...

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Access through Roanoke Inlet was the prize colonists sought
Published: 1/15/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

Temporary inlets would open occasionally, but there was no navigable inlet from the Virginia border until reaching Ocracoke Inlet. Oregon Inlet opened in the Great Havana Hurricane of 1846, but during the years after it first opened, it was shallow and ...


Island Free Press
Ocracoke Waterways Commission Seeks Shorter Ferry Route
Published: 12/19/2017
Island Free Press

The Ocracoke Waterways Commission is looking for a way to make the ferry ride between Hatteras and Ocracoke shorter. At their Nov. 20 meeting, the N.C. Ferry Division agreed to survey areas of the current route that may lend themselves to dredging and ...


Burlington Times News
Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty - and books
Published: 1/16/2018
Burlington Times News

Volunteers with the Royal Navy killed Blackbeard in Ocracoke Inlet that same year. Tens of thousands of artifacts have been recovered since Florida-based research firm Intersal Inc. located the shipwreck off the North Carolina coast in 1996 but few, if ...
Booty and books: New evidence of pirates' interest in bothWITN

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Island Free Press
Project to Replace Public Boat Ramps on Ocracoke Island Beginning Next Week
Published: 1/11/2018
Island Free Press

A project to replace the National Park Service public boat ramps on Ocracoke Island is scheduled to begin on January 18. The existing boat ramps will be closed to use throughout the duration of the construction project. The two new concrete boat ramps ...


The Daily Advance
High School Roundup | Camden's Byrum, Ferebee honored at tournament
Published: 12/18/2017
The Daily Advance

Two players on the Camden girls basketball team were honored following the Ocracoke Holiday Basketball tournament at Ocracoke High School on Saturday. Cailey Byrum was awarded a scholarship from the tournament, while Hannah Ferebee was named to the ...

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