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Ex-Chowan commissioner Goodwin is NC ferry chief

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The head of Gov. Pat McCrory's eastern North Carolina office is the next state ferry system director. The Department of Transportation announced Monday that Ed Goodwin has replaced longtime system employee Harold Thomas, who was director since late 2011. Full story...
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NCDOT sets hearings to discuss proposed ferry toll hikes

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The NCDOT has scheduled four public meetings next month, including one in Southport, to discuss establishing or changing rates for some of the state's ferries. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher midday ferry runs canceled Tuesday for ramp repairs

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videoMidday departures on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route have been canceled for Tuesday in order to make repairs on the ramp and gantry at the Southport Ferry Terminal. Full story...
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Bald Head Island ferry that ran aground back running routes

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videoThe Bald Head Island ferry that ran aground last month is back on the water. A spokeswoman for Bald Head Island Limited says the ferry Adventure was cleared to go back in service last Thursday, but today is the first day it is running routes. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry goes to summer schedule for Easter

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video The summer schedule will start a little earlier than planned on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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Tow truck drivers help people use Hatteras road

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After Hurricane Sandy hit more than a month ago, visitors and residents were stuck with two ways on and off Hatteras Island, and both involved hours-long ferry rides. Full story...
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Shoaling may cause problems on Ocracoke ferry run

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State transportation officials say there could be delays, load weight restrictions and possible suspensions on the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry run because of extreme shoaling in Hatteras Inlet. Full story...
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Toll delays, school calendar changes become NC law

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Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill into law that postpones more North Carolina ferry tolls for another year and tweaks scheduling rules for school districts so students could stay at their desks longer but attend class fewer days. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry begins spring schedule Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announces that it will begin running its normal spring/summer schedule at the Southport-Fort Fisher route Sunday. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Southport-Fort Fisher will run on an abbreviated schedule Tuesday and Wednesday for ramp maintenance. Full story...
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As governor, legislature fight for ferry fares, business owners worry

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videoIt hasn't happened yet, but riding a ferry in North Carolina could soon cost more. The legislature required the Department of Transportation to raise more revenue from ferry riders, but a recent executive order by the governor has temporarily stopped that plan. People in southport are still worried about the possibility of a hike. Full story...
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Changes ahead for Currituck-Knotts Island ferry

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The N.C. Ferry Division hopes to save about $95,000 by changing the ferry schedule between Currituck and Knotts Island. Full story...
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NC ferries cut holiday routes to save money

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North Carolina's ferry service will be a little less frequent around Christmas time in a move officials hope will save nearly $50,000. Full story...
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Southport-Ft.Fisher ferry runs cut Friday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an abbreviated schedule on its Southport-Fort Fisher route Friday to exchange vessels. Full story...
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