The ugly realities of Hurricane Irene become more evident everyday as Hatteras Island works towards recovering from this huge storm. All of the once green vegetation is now dead and falling to the ground, beaten to death by winds that gusted to 88 mph on Saturday morning at 8:51 at Billy Mitchell Airfield .  The […]

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Hatteras Inlet ferry on reduced schedule for residents The Hatteras Inlet ferry is running on a reduced schedule to accommodate Hatteras Island residents who choose to return through Ocracoke via the ferries from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island. Ferries leave the Hatteras village docks on the even hour.  The first ferry is at 6 a.m. and the last at midnight.  Ferries leave Ocracoke on the odd hour, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending with the last trip at 11 p.m. Only Hatteras Island residents may board the Hatteras Inlet ferry — with the proper identification. Non-resident property owners and visitors will not be allowed on the ferry. The schedule for ferries to and from the mainland is:.  The Cedar Island-Ocracoke schedule continues as follows:

Latest ferry schedules Stumpy Point –Rodanthe The NCDOT Ferry Division is offering 16 departures from each side to assist with the re-entry process for Hatteras Island, on the following schedule beginning 5 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9:  Departing Stumpy Point at 12:30 a.m., 2 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 […]

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Day at the Docks

(We will publish notices of cancellations, postponements or rescheduling of your regular and special events in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.  Please e-mail us at editor@islandfreepress.org.) Bike the Light is cancelled   Because of Hurricane Irene’s aftermath, the Kiwanis Club of Hatteras Island has decided to postpone the third annual Bike the Light, which was […]

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Really Really Free Market open everyday in Salvo The Kinnakeet Civic Association’s Really Really Free Market will be today and everyday until further notice at 26006 St. Waves Plaza in Salvo from 1-3 p.m. Thank you, Suzette Calderia, for securing the facility! Thank you to Dillon’s Corner for collecting items to donate. If anyone has donations, they can be dropped off at the new Free Market location, 26006 St Waves Plaza in Salvo between the hours of 1-3 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to during the event. Please contact Maggie Dawson at 216-7118 to sign up. Alita Carroll is making a trip up there Tuesday and will be happy to carry up any donations (see below what is needed) – call her at 995-6643 ..  

(Please send us notices of special events and fundraisers planned in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. You can e-mail us at editor@islandfreepress.org.)

UPDATE:   Hurricane Irene Cuts Inlets on Northern Hatteras Island

UPDATE:   Hurricane Irene Cuts Inlets on Northern Hatteras Island By Catherine Kozak By Catherine Kozak Hurricane Irene piled up historic levels of sound tide and left Hatteras Islanders with little communication and no electricity. But worse, eight years after Hurricane Isabel slashed an inlet between Frisco and Hatteras, the storm left the island severed. […]

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UPDATE:   Post Hurricane Irene information and news travels slowly to islanders …….WITH SLIDE SHOW By ANNE C. BOWERS By ANNE C. BOWERS Without any type of phone service, Internet, electricity and warranted concerns about how long gasoline will be available for both generators and vehicles, people on the island probably know less about the […]

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UPDATE:   Hurricane Irene Wallops Hatteras Island, Cutting the Island and all communications …….WITH SLIDE SHOW By ANNE C. BOWERS By ANNE C. BOWERS The outside world probably knows more of what has happened to Hatteras Island than the people who stayed during this major weather event. The storm, which approached from the south, impacted […]

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