Bald Head Island issues voluntary evacuation

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Hurricane Dorian Satellite Imagery (Photo: NOAA)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Governor Roy Cooper issued a State of Emergency for the entire state of North Carolina Saturday in advance of Hurricane Dorian.

The village of Bald Head Island has also declared a state of emergency. The village has issued a voluntary evacuation, which orders all non-residents to evacuate the island immediately. That evacuation order became effective at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.

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The ferry will continue to operate as long as the weather permits.