The passenger ferry ‘Ocracoke Express’ awaits travelers in Silver Lake Harbor last year. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Gov. Roy Cooper today signed into law the bill that appropriates funding for a rental passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke this season.

Cooper’s office sent the press release on Senate Bill 241 Modified Utility Vehicle Def/Use of Funds late this afternoon. Ferry funding is an amendment to this bill that regulates all-terrain vehicles.

This legislation includes funding of $700,000 until Aug. 15.

This is a breaking story and more information regarding timelines will be forthcoming.
To read a prior news story regarding funding, click Passenger ferry funding approved; start time pending.