Bridge will bypass Pea Island but refuge access to remain

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Reprinted courtesy of CoastalReview.org By Kip Tabb PEA ISLAND — Sometime soon, possibly before spring, the 2.4-mile “jug handle” bridge bypassing the troubled S-curves just...

NC Transportation Board names new Oregon Inlet bridge after Marc Basnight

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March 7, 2019 Reprinted courtesy of the Island Free Press By Joy Crist The North Carolina State Board of Transportation today unanimously voted to name the new...

State issues emergency permit to address shoreline erosion at Ocracoke ferry...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Coastal Management today issued an emergency permit to the...

Ocracoke tram service to include trial-run stop at island’s famous lighthouse–updated

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Update: Tram service to the lighthouse will begin as soon as the National Park...

Islanders question ferry personnel firings, Hatteras Inlet operations

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By Connie Leinbach The Ocracoke community is buzzing over the firings Friday of 11 N.C. Ferry Division workers at the Silver Lake Ferry terminal operations. Word...

Passenger ferry study meeting slated Aug. 31

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By Connie Leinbach The NCDOT Ferry Division will hold a public meeting on the passenger ferry study from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31,...

Passenger ferry funding approved; start time pending

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By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke got a step closer to the return of the passenger ferry this summer when the N.C. Senate today passed a bill...

NCDOT aims to reopen N.C. 12 on Ocracoke in November

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From our news sources, Sept. 19, 2019. 11:27 a.m. After catastrophic roadway damage from Hurricane Dorian on Ocracoke Island, the N.C. Department of Transportation will...

Passenger ferry service this summer for Ocracoke still in limbo

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Update/correction: The House today (June 9) passed S241 (described below) and it is on the Senate calendar Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The original...

Passenger ferry between Ocracoke and Hatteras remains popular

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From our news sources More than 16,500 people left their cars behind and used the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry this summer, and surveys revealed...