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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

'Safe Haven' reshoots to impact ferry schedule

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videoThe return of the cast and crew of the movie "Safe Haven" will have an impact on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The ferry will run an abbreviated schedule Saturday, Nov. 17, to assist with reshoots for the movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher returns to full schedule tomorrow

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will be back to its normal schedule tomorrown. The NC Department of Transportation cut some runs today on the route while mechanics work to fix mechanical/electrical problems on the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Bridge signs finally give clear message, lanes closed Friday during the day

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It took a couple of days, but signs warning drivers about this weekend's closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge finally have the right message. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher ferry adds extra runs during Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closure

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Everyone's hoping this weekend's closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will not lead to another episode of "Carmageddon" as it did two weekends ago. To help, the Department of Transportation is adding runs on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher starts off-season schedule Monday

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Now that fall has arrived, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry moves to its abbreviated fall/winter schedule Monday. Full story...
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Ferry operating on abbreviated schedule

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The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will be running an abbreviated schedule at its Southport-Fort Fisher route on Monday, due to a problem with the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry schedule tweaked for 'Safe Haven' shoot

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will cancel two departures for the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry tonight for a movie shoot. The cast and crew of the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie "Safe Haven" will use the Motor Vessel Southport and its crew for a shoot this evening. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers recommend repealing new tolls

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A General Assembly committee has recommended legislation to repeal proposed new and higher tolls on North Carolina ferry routes that have been at the center of a dispute between Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and Republican legislative leaders. 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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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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DOT presents potential ferry rate increases

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Cape Fear residents had their voices heard Tuesday night on proposed rate hikes on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry. Full story...
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Meeting on ferry fare hike Tuesday in Southport

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold a meeting tomorrow about the proposed rate increase on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry and other ferry routes up the coast. Full story...
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NCDOT releases study, to hold meetings on ferry fare hike

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The state Transportation Department has released a study looking at ways to raise $5 million annually by possibly raising rates on some ferry routes and adding tolls on others. Full story...
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