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Charlotte Observer
Outer Banks power outage settled for $10 million | Charlotte Observer
Published: 3/16/2018
Charlotte Observer

A preliminary court settlement would award $10.3 million to Outer Banks businesses, renters and residents who lost power after a cable was cut during bridge construction during summer 2017, news reports say.
Contractor to pay $10.3M to settle lawsuits over Outer Banks power ...WRAL.com
10M settlement reached in massive 2017 OBX outage - WNCTWNCT
N Carolina islands power outage could yield $10M settlementSan Francisco Chronicle

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NC 12 reopens, including on Ocracoke Island
Published: 3/7/2018

UPDATE: NC 12 is back open from Bonner Bridge to Rodanthe and on Ocracoke Island between Pony Pens and the Ferry Terminal, where the ferry has resumed service, according to NCDOT. The ferry will run to Hatteras to Ocracoke at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and ...
Smothered by sand and water for four days, NC 12 closes againThe Outer Banks Voice
NEW INFO: Highway 12 open again in Dare and Hyde countiesWITN
NC 12 Remains Closed Because of FloodingCoastal Review Online
wtkr.com -WNCT -WCTI12.com
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Public Radio East
Ocracoke Students Participate In National Walkout Against School Gun Violence
Published: 3/14/2018
Public Radio East

About 10-15 Ocracoke School students plan to travel to Washington D.C. to join thousands of others demanding legislative action on gun violence later this month, as part of the national March for Our Lives rally, Kalma said. The school's Beta Club is ...

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Jacksonville Daily News
Passenger ferry coming to Ocracoke
Published: 2/15/2018
Jacksonville Daily News

The idea behind the ferry is to give tourists another way to Ocracoke, and possibly serve as an emergency evacuation vessel, and comes following an altered ferry route due to shoaling that nearly doubled the travel time, according to U.S. Workboats ...
Passenger ferry for Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands to be ready this summerWITN

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Public Radio East
Ocracoke Residents Voice Opposition To Offshore Drilling
Published: 2/21/2018
Public Radio East

“It is up to us, as individuals, and the state of North Carolina to do everything possible to retain this precious environment along our coast,” said Janey Jacoby, who lives in Ocracoke. Jacoby was among many residents at the hearing who expressed ...

The Outer Banks Voice - Shoaling, low water force limits on two ...
Published: 2/25/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

Shoaling and low water in Big Foot Slough has prompted the North Carolina Ferry System to temporarily limit the size and weight of vehicles using the Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes. Vehicles over 40 feet will not be allowed on ...
Officials adding temporary vehicle restrictions to ferry routes - WITNWITN

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NCDOT making progress on Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry
Published: 2/17/2018

In efforts to lessen summertime congestion on the current Hatteras to Ocracoke car ferry route, the department is working to get a new passenger ferry up and running by mid-summer. Passengers will be able to make a reservation and walk onto a ferry ...

News & Observer
Soon you could drink a beer or glass of wine on a ferry at the beach
Published: 3/9/2018
News & Observer

Riders on the state's new passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke may be able to order a cold beer or a glass of wine during their trip. The N.C. Department of Transportation wants the legislature to change state law to allow the sale of ...

Report: Bridge builder to pay $10M settlement for OBX blackout
Published: 3/16/2018

The company that was blamed for the blackout that happened to parts of the Outer Banks, including Ocracoke Island last summer has agreed to pay out a $10.35 million settlement. The Outer Banks Voice reported Thursday PCL Civil Constructors will pay out ...

Suffolk Times
Michael Mark Jordan
Published: 3/6/2018
Suffolk Times

Michael Mark Jordan, 57, of Ocracoke, N.C., and formerly of Edenton, N.C., passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2018, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with cancer. Mike was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 11, 1960 ...

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