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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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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