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Ocracoke Island

NC considers car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island

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Transportation officials in North Carolina are considering a car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Each car ferry takes about 30 vehicles to the north end of Ocracoke Island. Full story...
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NC appeals court does not dismiss fireworks cases

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An appeals court says negligence lawsuits filed by representatives of three workers who died and one person who survived a 2009 fireworks explosion on a North Carolina barrier island can continue. Full story...
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Outer Banks weighs Sandy's flooding, wave damage

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are bracing for more flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Man drowns along Ocracoke Island

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A spokeswoman for Hyde County says a man has drowned along Ocracoke Island. Full story...
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Visitors can return to Ocracoke Island

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Visitors are being allowed to return to Ocracoke Island as it continues to recover from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Ocracoke officials issue evacuation orders

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Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches. Full story...
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Girl bitten by shark at Ocracoke recovering well

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A 6-year-old Durham girl bitten by a shark while riding a boogie board off Ocracoke Island has no plans to avoid the beach after the injuries to her leg and foot are healed. Full story...
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UPDATE: Girl bitten by shark off Ocracoke Island upgraded to good condition

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A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after being attacked by a shark on a North Carolina beach Tuesday evening. The child was swimming with her father in shallow water when she was bitten on the right leg and part of her foot, according to Kenny Ballance of the National Park Service for Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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