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Reservations Now Available for Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry

  Island Free Press

After three successful days, the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry is now accepting reservations for travel through June 15. Reservations can be made online at ...

5/24/2019 12:31 PM

Outer Banks' Ocracoke beach places 2nd on 'Dr. Beach' list

  Tribune-Review Archive

Heading to the Outer Banks this summer? The roads might be even more crowded this year as one of the OBX beaches made an annual list of best beaches.

5/23/2019 3:08 PM

The new passenger ferry to Ocracoke is ready, but it will bear another island’s name

  Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina's new Ocracoke passenger-only ferry will start in May between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. NCDOT announced *service* dates, how much it ...

5/17/2019 6:26 PM

More Than 280 People Use Ocracoke Express on its Opening Day

  Island Free Press

North Carolina's newest transportation option, a passenger ferry called the Ocracoke Express, made its maiden voyage on the Outer Banks Monday morning, ...

5/20/2019 9:57 PM

Reservations available for new Ocracoke passenger ferry


Reservations to take a passenger ferry to Ocracoke are available after more than 1000 people rode across on the fast moving vessel in three days.

5/23/2019 3:30 PM

Rental Passenger Ferry on its Way to Ocracoke

  Island Free Press

UPDATE: The “Martha's Vineyard Express” was spotted at the Hatteras village ferry docks on Monday afternoon before it departed at around 3 p.m. for one of the ...

5/13/2019 7:00 AM

Ocracoke Shipwreck May Be Vessel That Sank off Hatteras Inlet Saturday

  Island Free Press

A vessel that is believed to be a boat that sank off of Hatteras Inlet on Saturday morning, May 18, was washing ashore on northern Ocracoke Island as of Friday ...

5/24/2019 5:52 PM

Ocracoke passenger ferry is delayed again, but there may still be a boat this summer

  Charlotte Observer

The new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry would run between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. But it's not ready, and the NCDOT is moving to lease a boat to ...

5/10/2019 7:00 AM

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service launches May 20

  WWAY NewsChannel 3

​HATTERAS, NC (NCDOT) – Starting Monday, people traveling between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village will have a new travel option. In addition to the car ...

5/19/2019 9:34 PM

Hands Across the Sand Demonstration this Saturday on Ocracoke

  Island Free Press

Ocracoke will once again head to the beach and join more than 80 other locations from 12 states, as well as Canada, Australia, Belize and New Zealand, for the ...

5/15/2019 7:00 AM

Three people rescued off Ocracoke before sailboat sinks


The Coast Guard says they got the distress call around midnight that a sailboat off Ocracoke was taking on water.

5/17/2019 8:05 PM

Ocracoke Re-Entry Permits Available This Week

  Island Free Press

The Hyde County Emergency Services Department is issuing re-entry permits to Ocracoke residents and property owners this week to be used when emergency ...

4/30/2019 7:00 AM

Moderate rip current risk for Hatteras, Ocracoke islands | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

The National Weather *Service* has forecasted a moderate rip current risk for Saturday, May 4 for Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras Village, ...

5/4/2019 7:00 AM

Former Ocracoke man caught in West Virginia on child rape charge


The Hyde County Sheriff's Office asked police in McMechen, West Virginia help in locating Brian Britton.

5/16/2019 3:08 PM

Ocracoke express passenger ferry service begins Monday


Starting Monday, people traveling between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village will have a new travel option.

5/18/2019 12:16 AM

Annual rememberance of British lives lost in 1942 attack held at Ocracoke


Every May, a special memorial is held at Ocracoke. The British HMT Bedfordshire was on patrol on the North Carolina coast in 1942 because German U boats ...

5/10/2019 7:00 AM

National Seashore Updates: Memorial Day Weekend Tips and Events from CHNS

  Island Free Press

National Park *Service* staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) are looking forward to welcoming visitors from all around the world this Memorial Day ...

5/22/2019 12:52 PM

National Seashore Updates for the Week of May 23

  Island Free Press

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

5/23/2019 3:09 PM

New Buxton Day Use Area Opens to the Public

  Island Free Press

The new Buxton Day Use Area opened to the public on Friday morning, May 24. Located at the end of Old Lighthouse Road, the site features a portable and ...

5/24/2019 6:38 PM

David Freeze: Gotta Run - Salisbury Post

  Salisbury Post

Kenneth Todd completes the OBX 200. Yes, Kenneth Todd likes to run long distances, this time the entire length of the Outer Banks plus some. His course ...

5/12/2019 4:00 AM

Your bucket list just got longer as Dr. Beach releases Top 10 beaches in U.S.


KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the ...

5/24/2019 10:38 PM

Admiring the Outer Banks

  The Spokesman-Review

On the Outer Banks, we sometimes felt like we were looking at a mirror image of the Pacific Northwest.

5/3/2019 7:00 AM

National Seashore Updates for the Week of May 8

  Island Free Press

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

5/8/2019 7:00 AM

National Seashore Updates for the Week of May 15

  Island Free Press

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

5/15/2019 7:00 AM

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Adds Lifeguard Services at Frisco Day Use Area

  Island Free Press

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will add lifeguard services at the Frisco Day Use Area this Memorial Day weekend. The popular beach, located ...

5/6/2019 7:00 AM

Trip Planning Tips to Stay Safe in the Atlantic Ocean During Visits to Cape Hatteras National Seashore

  Island Free Press

Providing ocean safety and rip current awareness information to visitors is a top priority at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The following trip ...

5/13/2019 3:36 PM

New Bill Would Allow Sunday Liquor Sales & Alcohol Sales on Passenger Ferry

  Island Free Press

A state bill that would change a wide array of current regulations to alcohol sales cleared the House Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) on ...

5/2/2019 7:00 AM

'Dingbatters,' don't be jealous because a survey says the Outer Banks accent is considered one of the 'sexiest' in the U.S.

  Winston-Salem Journal

The occasionally baffling dialect spoken by Outer Banks natives along the North Carolina coast has made a list of "The Top 50 Sexiest Accents" in the country.

5/15/2019 7:00 AM

National Seashore Updates for the Week of May 2

  Island Free Press

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

5/2/2019 7:00 AM

Cape Hatteras National Seashore adds lifeguard services

  13newsnow.com WVEC

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will add lifeguard services at the Frisco Day Use Area. Starting Memorial Day weekend, the popular beach south ...

5/7/2019 7:00 AM

Sunday ABC store hours, ferry alcohol spark debate in NC House

  Charlotte Observer

A bill would let bar customers order more drinks at once, let liquor stores open on Sunday afternoons, lift the cap on liquor sales at craft distilleries, and allow ...

5/1/2019 7:00 AM

14 Classic Southern Weekend Escapes

  Garden & Gun Magazine

Load up the car and grab the road snacks—these beloved Southern getaways have beckoned guests for generations.

5/21/2019 6:39 PM

Multiple Volunteer Beach Cleanups Planned for June 22

  Island Free Press

On June 22, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host ...

5/22/2019 9:15 PM

FHWA Repaving Project Making Progress on Roads, Parking Areas in Buxton

  Island Free Press

The island-wide repaving project for roads and parking areas within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has made big strides since starting in early ...

5/10/2019 6:17 PM

UPDATE: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Repaired After Being in a “Stuck” Position

  Island Free Press

UPDATE: The lighthouse rotation has been fixed as of early Wednesday afternoon, per Michael Barber, Public Affairs Specialist for the National Parks of Eastern ...

5/15/2019 7:00 AM

Ocracoke set to get rental passenger ferry in late May

  The Outer Banks Voice

Ocracoke should have a passenger ferry this year starting May 24, thanks to a lawmaker friend in Raleigh. John A. Torbett (R-Gaston) said Wednesday night that ...

4/15/2019 7:00 AM

Shoaling at Rodanthe Harbor Emergency Channel Generates Concern at Waterways Commission Meeting

  Island Free Press

With the Rodanthe Harbor emergency ferry channel dangerously shoaled two weeks from the start of hurricane season, members of the Dare County Waterways ...

5/15/2019 7:00 AM

Ocracoke to Get Rental Passenger Ferry

  Coastal Review Online

The N.C. Department of Transportation is offering to lease for Ocracoke a passenger ferry that could begin running as early as May 24.

4/11/2019 7:00 AM

Passenger ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke could begin this summer with leased vessel


The Ferry Division is pricing options for leasing a passenger ferry after delays with the one under construction.

4/1/2019 7:00 AM

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5/10/2019 7:00 AM

Southern Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Accidently Go Offline During Sunday Roadwork

  Island Free Press

Sunday's replacement of aging drainage culverts under N.C. Highway 12 in Frisco caused an interruption in cell and internet *service* for southern Hatteras Island ...

3/26/2019 7:00 AM

UPDATE: Hatteras / Ocracoke Ferry Service Resumes

  Island Free Press

UPDATE: The Hatteras to Ocracoke ferry operation will resume normal *service* starting with the 10:00 p.m. departure from Hatteras village and the 12:00 ...

4/2/2019 7:00 AM

UPDATE: All Ferry Service Resumes on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

  Island Free Press

The NCDOT announced on Wednesday morning that the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry has resumed its spring schedule starting at 9 a.m., and all other routes from ...

3/27/2019 7:00 AM

Hatteras / Ocracoke Ferry Switches to Spring Schedule on April 9

  Island Free Press

The North Carolina Ferry System's Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular route switches to its springtime schedule on April 9, increasing the number of daily round-trip ...

4/9/2019 7:00 AM

NCDOT suspends Ocracoke, Currituck ferries due to high winds

  WWAY NewsChannel 3

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Transportation officials have suspended ferry runs on the North Carolina coast because of high winds. The N.C. Department of ...

3/26/2019 7:00 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 7:00 AM

Frisco Pier Completely Removed; Clean-up Work Remains

  Island Free Press

The former Frisco (aka Cape Hatteras) Pier has completely disappeared from sight, with the recent removal of the last slightly-visible offshore piling. While the ...

4/25/2019 7:00 AM

Saturday's Beach Clean-up Sweeps the Shoreline from Coquina Beach to Ocracoke

  Island Free Press

An Outer Banks-wide beach clean-up on Saturday, April 13, generated dozens of volunteers and plenty of trash, thanks to the efforts of the National Park *Service* ...

4/17/2019 7:00 AM

Monday Thunderstorm Results in Lightning Strike in Salvo

  Island Free Press

A brief but strong thunderstorm on Monday afternoon resulted in a lightning strike at a home in Salvo, although there was no fire reported, and everyone within ...

5/14/2019 7:00 AM

New Ocracoke-Hatteras passenger ferry delayed again

  13newsnow.com WVEC

OCRACOKE, N.C. — A new passenger ferry set to serve the Ocracoke-to-Hatteras route has been delayed once again. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...

3/14/2019 7:00 AM

Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry routes switch to spring schedule on Tuesday


The North Carolina Ferry System's popular Hatteras-Ocracoke route will be switching to its spring schedule on April 9, boosting the number of daily round-trip ...

4/8/2019 7:00 AM

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 7:00 AM

Tillis: 'Lake Mattamuskeet Needs Our Help'

  Coastal Review Online

Sen. Thom Tillis writes in a commentary for Ocracoke Observer that though Lake Mattamuskeet is in jeopardy, he will continue advocating for Hyde County and ...

5/8/2019 7:00 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

High risk for rip currents from northern beaches through Ocracoke | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

The National Weather *Service* has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for today, April 22. The statement warns that dangerous surf conditions will continue today ...

4/22/2019 7:00 AM

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 AM

The Wreck of the Nomis

  Coastal Review Online

Coastal Review Online is featuring the work of North Carolina historian David Cecelski. Cecelski writes about the history, culture and politics of the North ...

4/23/2019 7:00 AM

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

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