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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

NCDOT Ferry Division sponsors photo contest

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Photographers of all skill levels are being asked to show their best work in capturing the link between eastern North Carolina and the ferries that take people to the coast. Full story...
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NC House approves ferry-toll prohibition

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The North Carolina House has reinforced its opposition to tolls on state-run coastal ferries. Full story...
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NCDOT discusses ferry toll increase proposal

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video In 2013 the North Carolina General Assembly gave the ferry system an ultimatum to increase fee’s and raise more money or compete for money from the general fund like every other mode of transportation. 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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Work to cut ferry runs Wednesday and Thursday

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The NC Department of Transportation is cutting some midday runs on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The schedule will be affected Wednesday and Thursday as crews complete maintenance on ferry ramps at both terminals. video Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry takes part in security drill

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videoYou may notice something out of the ordinary today on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. The NC Department of Transportation Ferry Division says it is taking part in security exercise drills today involving the ferry terminals and vessels on the route. Full story...
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HAPPENING NOW: High winds cancel Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry runs

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry has cancelled its first run Friday morning because of high winds from Tropical Storm Andrea. Full story...
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Ship could face fine for wave that hit ferry

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A ship blamed for causing a wave that crashed over the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry earlier this week could face a fine, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Full story...
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Coast Guard investigating incident involving Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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videoThe Coast Guard is investigating an incident yesterday involving the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Mechanical problem causes Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry delays

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will experience some schedule changes on Monday. According to the DOT, a mechanical problem on one of the ferries is causing delays to the departure schedules from both Southport and Fort Fisher. 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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Windy Wednesday could foul ferries

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videoWindy weather could cut ferry routes tomorrow, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. NCDOT Ferry Division crews have prepared their docks to be ready in case routes need to be shut down when the storm arrives, making ferry travel potentially unsafe. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold public hearings on proposed ferry toll rates

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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Most NC ferry routes to cut schedules during Christmas

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video The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an amended schedule at its Cedar Island-Ocracoke, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach, Southport-Fort Fisher and Currituck-Knotts Island routes Dec. 24-26 as a costs savings measure. Full story...
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