Outer Banks
NC considers car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:02am.

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.

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Feds reduce area in Atlantic Ocean for wind farm plans off NC coast
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:27am.

videoThe US Department of Interior has reduced the areas of the Atlantic Ocean where turbines can be built, dealing a potential blow to North Carolina's hopes for wind farms off the coast.

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US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:53pm.

A unanimous federal appeals court panel is overturning North Carolina's plans to save money by simply replacing a crucial Outer Banks bridge while chunks of the island where traffic passes is threatened by rising waves.

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Cape Lookout announces closing in advance of storm
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:09pm.

Officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore say they will close the area to the public in advance of Tropical Storm Arthur. The National Park Service released a statement Tuesday saying the seashore would close to the public on Wednesday at 5 p.m., and remain closed until further notice.

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Emergency declaration issued for Bonner Bridge
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 1:42pm.

North Carolina's governor has declared an emergency at the Bonner Bridge, which state officials have closed because they say it's unsafe.

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Transportation secretary blames environmentalists for bridge woes
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:55pm.

NC Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says efforts to block construction of a replacement for the Bonner Bridge are to blame for the current problems.

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16 dolphins wash ashore on Outer Banks in a week
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:34pm.

Scientists along the North Carolina Outer Banks say at least 16 dolphins have washed up on the shores from Corolla to Avon in the last week.

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Virginia man drowns in surf off Outer Banks
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:13pm.

Officials in Duck say a Virginia man has drowned in moderate surf. Town manager Christopher Layton says 39-year-old Joseph Marotta of Lynchburg, Va., was pulled from the water by public safety personnel who immediately began performing CPR before Dare County paramedics arrived.

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Lawsuit filed against NY owner of ship that sank
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 4:34pm.

The mother of a woman who died during the sinking of a ship during Superstorm Sandy has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the vessel.

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Shipyard to be questioned about sunken tall ship
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 9:05am.

Officials from a Maine shipyard that worked on a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy will testify at a Coast Guard hearing in Virginia.

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