Guest Column: Correcting some errors in statements by SELC on Bonner Bridge

By JIM TROGDON  I want to correct some errors in statements made since the Bonner Bridge closure, particularly by plaintiffs’ counsel on this issue, that occasionally are reported as fact. In this case, plaintiffs’ counsel is the Southern Environmental Law Center, which represents Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge Association. 1.  The North […] Community News |  Full Article

Jack Stewart Gray

BUXTON– Jack Stewart Gray, 86, crossed the bar Dec. 10, 2013, at SentaraNursing Center in Barco, surrounded by his loving family. He wasborn on Aug. 4, 1927, to Charles Poole Gray and Odessa Jennette Gray inBuxton.  Jack was married to the late Mary Louise Ballancefor 60 years. He often called that his greatest achievement. As ayoung man, […] Obituaries |  Full Article

William Bryan Hooper

SALVO– William Bryan Hooper, 83, of Salvo, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, inNags Head.  Mr. Hooper was born in Salvo and was retired from theN.C. Shipyard in Manns Harbor Security Department.  Mr. Hooper wasa member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church and was a Mason. Hewas predeceased by his parents, Garland A. and Maria HooperHooper, his […] Obituaries |  Full Article

DOT adds more ferries on emergency and Swan Quarter routes

After consulting with passengers and officials from Dare and Hyde counties, The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has established additional runs on its Stumpy Point-Rodanthe and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes to help increase access to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands during the closure of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.   “We are always monitoring traffic […] Local News |  Full Article

Dare sets priorities on emergency ferry, extra ferry added at Swan Quarter

Dare County Emergency Management has set its schedule for priority loading on the emergency ferry between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe. The ferry will be operating as long as the Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet is closed because of safety concerns. The bridge was closed Tuesday afternoon, and the emergency ferry started a regular schedule this […] Local News |  Full Article