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Shoaling near Ocracoke forces reduction in Pamlico Sound ferry schedule

The NC Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is temporarily reducing service on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke due to critical shoaling issues in the ferry channel.

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

A secluded tourist destination on North Carolina’s Outer Banks is having an extremely tough year.

Bill directs NCDOT to restart Outer Banks ferry service

North Carolina’s General Assembly has passed a bill that would restart an Outer Banks passenger ferry that had been scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Two North Carolina beaches named top 10 best in the country

For the second year in a row, an eastern North Carolina beach has been named the second best in the country.

NC Ferry System increases service on Hatteras-Ocracoke route

As Outer Banks communities prepare to reopen to visitors this weekend, the N.C. Ferry Division will increase service between Hatteras and Ocracoke to 15 departures per day.

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry contract canceled for summer season

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the NC Department of Transportation has canceled its 2020 contract for the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry.

Ocraoke gets $2 million in grants to help rebuild

An island on North Carolina's Outer Banks that was ravaged by a hurricane last year is getting $2 million in grants to help it rebuild.

NC Chef Vivian Howard raises $41K to help Ocracoke recovery

North Carolina chef and PBS star Vivian Howard recently raised $41,754 to help Ocracoke restaurants rebuild after Hurricane Dorian.

Ferry system adjusts schedules as Ocracoke Island reopens

With re-entry restrictions now lifted on Ocracoke Island, the North Carolina Ferry System will be adjusting its Ocracoke-bound schedules to accommodate visitor traffic.

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