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...

Annual scan of Bonner Bridge scheduled for Thursday morning

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Aug. 4, 2015 Raleigh- Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will halt traffic on both ends of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over the...

NCDOT proposes eight new transportation projects for Division 1

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For Ocracoke news, click here. RALEIGH – An updated version of the state’s draft 10-year transportation plan includes replacement of the sound-class ferry M/V Silver Lake...

Passenger ferry visits Ocracoke

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By Connie Leinbach Many Ocracoke islanders who visited the passenger ferry the Provincetown III on Tuesday were heartened. “I’m greatly encouraged,” noted Leslie Lanier, owner of...

Public input sought on Rodanthe Bridge modifications

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For Ocracoke news, click here RODANTHE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, to present a...

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...

N.C. Ferry System to run amended schedules over Christmas weekend

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For Ocracoke news, click here. MANNS HARBOR – The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will be running on amended schedules Saturday, Dec. 24...

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry now taking reservations

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Updated June 25, 2019 HATTERAS – After three first successful days, the "Ocracoke Express" passenger ferry is now accepting reservations. Reservations can be made online at www.ncferry.org and on...

More ferry runs added for the Pirate Jamboree

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For Ocracoke news, click here  NCDOT Expands Ferry Schedule to Accommodate Pirate Jamboree Attendees 31 departures each way between Hatteras-Ocracoke on Oct. 28 Avast ye mateys! The...

Coast Guard evacuates passengers from stranded ferry

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Twenty-three passengers on the 10:30 a.m. ferry from Ocracoke Monday were transferred to U.S. Coast Guard response boat after the ferry  got stuck in a shoal near...