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Update: Ocracoke School will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 12. 

ocba logo PSThe Ocracoke Civic and Business Association Meet the Candidates forum scheduled for tomorrow (Oct. 12)  is postponed until Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. in the Community Center.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitor services and facilities begin to reopen

Note: all National Park Services on Ocracoke remain closed until further notice. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Visitor services and facilities at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will reopen at 1 pm today. Most trails within the park remain closed.

Wright Brothers National Memorial: Visitor services and facilities at Wright Brothers National Memorial have reopened. There is still standing water on some road sections in the park. Visitors should use caution when driving through these areas.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are currently conducting post-storm assessments and cleanup operations. At this time, the following visitor services and facilities will reopen today:

Oregon Inlet Campground will reopen at noon.

The Bodie Island Visitor Center and off-road vehicle permit office will reopen at 1 p.m.

The status of beach access ramps will be posted throughout the day on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page at

Additional information about Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be sent out when assessments and cleanup operations are completed. The park’s social media sites on Facebook and Twitter will be updated with the most current reopening information.

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