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Officials: Inmate dies after prison fight

  Greenville Daily Reflector

The Associated Press. Thursday, March 14, 2019. RALEIGH — State officials say an inmate has died after a fight at a North Carolina prison. The N.C. ...

3/14/2019 4:25 AM

Construction issues delay launch of Ocracoke passenger ferry

  The Outer Banks Voice

Problems with construction will delay the launch of a passenger ferry that was slated to start running between Ocracoke and Hatteras in May. The N.C. Ferry ...

3/12/2019 1:57 PM

Restroom Facility Replacement Project Begins on Ocracoke Island

  Island Free Press

A project to replace the restroom facility at the Ocracoke Day Use Area was recently started by contractor APEX Construction, Inc. ( Ocean City, MD ). The new ...

2/25/2019 8:00 AM

New Organization that will Boost Cape Hatteras National Seashore Launching in April

  Island Free Press

Outer Banks Forever, the new non-profit fundraising partner of the three national parks on the Outer Banks, is gearing up for an official April launch, with an array ...

3/18/2019 2:50 PM

National Seashore Updates for the Week of March 14

  Island Free Press

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on ...

3/14/2019 1:03 PM

OBX passenger ferry delayed again with "construction challenges"


The ferry was supposed to be delivered in February and under way by May 14.

3/13/2019 3:21 PM

Passenger Ferry Won't Be Ready in May

  Coastal Review Online

Reprinted from the Ocracoke Observer. Artist rendering of NCDOT's passenger ferry that was scheduled to begin *service* between Hatteras and Ocracoke ...

3/12/2019 7:00 PM

Planned power outages this week on Hatteras, Ocracoke Islands

  13newsnow.com WVEC

The outages are needed for the power company to make the final switch to the new Bonner Bridge transmission cables.

2/25/2019 8:00 AM

Joyce Evette Stover of Ocracoke, Feb. 25

  The Outer Banks Voice

Joyce Evette Stover, 57, of Ocracoke died Monday, February 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born February 26, 1961 in Ashville, NC to Gladys Harris Stover ...

3/4/2019 8:00 AM

Prescribed Burn Underway on Pea Island

  Island Free Press

A prescribed burn operation is occurring on Monday, March 18, within the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Smoke from the prescribed burn may have been ...

3/18/2019 6:45 PM

CHNS and NOAA to Present Free Program on the Outer Banks' Ties to WWI

  Island Free Press

The Ocracoke Island community is invited to attend a free public program hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore which explores the history of how the ...

3/8/2019 6:23 PM

Down East Community Thanks Ocracoke Islanders for Help During Florence

  Island Free Press

As Hurricane Florence headed to Eastern North Carolina last September, residents from Dare County all the way down to South Carolina had their personal ...

3/6/2019 8:00 AM

NPS Commercial Services Open Houses to be Held in March

  Island Free Press

The National Park *Service* will hold Commercial Services Orientations and Open Houses on Hatteras, Ocracoke, and Roanoke Islands to share information ...

2/22/2019 8:05 PM

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2019 Camping Season Dates

  Island Free Press

The 2019 Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season at the Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds will begin on Friday, April 12.

2/27/2019 4:36 PM

New Buxton Day Use Area and Kite Point Access Scheduled to be Open by Memorial Day

  Island Free Press

Despite a forced delay caused by the federal government shutdown, parking areas at the new Buxton Day Use Area and at Kite Point are scheduled to be open ...

2/19/2019 8:00 AM

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 8:00 AM

Outer Banks Mom: Taste of the Beach, fun for the family

  The Outer Banks Voice

Foodies unite, the 2019 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach weekend is almost here! My family and I are pretty excited for this year's Taste of the Beach lineup!

3/14/2019 6:57 PM

High Wind Warning in Effect Sunday Night through Monday Morning

  Island Free Press

A High Wind Warning is in effect starting at 10 p.m. on Sunday night and continuing until 7 a.m. on Monday morning, per an alert from the National Weather ...

3/4/2019 12:56 AM

Up to One Hour Power Outage Possible for Northern Hatteras Island

  Island Free Press

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) recently announced that the 5 minute power outage scheduled for Thursday, February 27, at 2 p.m. could last up to ...

2/28/2019 8:00 AM

Twenty-Six Candidates Compete for 3rd Congressional District Seat in Special Election

  Island Free Press

A total of twenty-six candidates have filed to compete in a special election for the 3rd Congressional District seat, which is vacant due to the passing of ...

3/11/2019 12:39 PM

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

Low Pressure System Brings Heavy Rains to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

  Island Free Press

A complex low pressure system brought more than 4 inches of rain to southern Hatteras and Ocracoke island on late Sunday night and early Monday morning, ...

2/4/2019 8:00 AM

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

Paula Flattum Mason, formerly of Coinjock, March 12

  The Outer Banks Voice

Virginia Beach — Paula Flattum Mason passed peacefully, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 with her daughter and dear friend, Mrs. June Twiford by her side.

3/16/2019 5:51 PM

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

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