Portsmouth suffers minor damage from Hurricane Florence

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By Peter Vankevich Portsmouth Village suffered no major damage from the passage of Hurricane Florence Sept. 13. Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Jeff West visited...

Bank, health center, post office remain closed on Ocracoke post-Dorian

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Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. 3:29 p.m. By Connie Leinbach The First National Bank on Ocracoke was flooded and will remain closed indefinitely, Judith Garrish, manager, said...

Ocracoke & Hatteras locals pull together to continue health care delivery...

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After floodwaters inundated Ocracoke, neighbors and local responders pulled together to get health care services back up and functioning on the island.

Hurricane Florence devastates much of the coast; Ocracoke escapes major damage

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Sept. 14, 2018. 11:09 a.m. For more information on Hurricane Florence and Ocracoke news, click here  By Peter Vankevich and Connie Leinbach Hurricane Florence made landfall near...

Gov. Cooper to visit Ocracoke today

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. 10:46 a.m. Gov. Roy Cooper will return to Ocracoke again today (Monday, Sept. 23) at 1 p.m. along with cabinet and...

Remaining Ocracoke islanders prepare for Hurricane Florence; ferry service suspended

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As this storm approaches, we will have more updates. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 3:12 p.m. By Connie Leinbach Tuesday on Ocracoke was nearly a ghost town as...

Life Saving Church launches Adopt an Ocracoke Family

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Editor's note: This story is updated from a previously published version. By Rita Thiel Another resource has begun from which Ocracoke families can fill their immediate...

Outer Banks Community Foundation offers grants for nonprofits after Dorian

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The Outer Banks Community Foundation, Southern Shores, will offer an emergency, rapid-response grants cycle to support nonprofit organizations after Hurricane Dorian. The deadline to apply...

N.C. ferries assisting Ocracoke Island mandatory evacuation

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Isaias now a hurricane; Hyde commissioners order evacuation of Ocracoke OCRACOKE – As Hurricane Isaias approaches the North Carolina coast, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division...

Hyde commissioners vote to reopen Ocracoke on Dec. 2

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By Connie Leinbach The Hyde County board of Commissioners Wednesday night voted to open Ocracoke Island to visitors at 5 a.m. Dec. 2. The meeting was...