Commissioner says slot machines on ferries would raise more money than tolls

By CONNIE LEINBACH Hyde County commissioner John Fletcher thinks the N.C. Department of Transportation should look into installing slot machines on the long-haul ferries to help with the revenue crunch. He proposed this idea Feb. 3 at the monthly meeting of the Hyde County Board of Commissioners. Fletcher is the Ocracoke representative. “The money that […]

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Hatteras native turns her childhood memories into a series of books for young and old

More than 65 years ago, before Highway 12 stretched between the seven villages and Bonner Bridge spanned Oregon Inlet, small, resilient communities thrived on Hatteras Island.  Lacking a reliable road, direct access to the mainland, and many of the modern conveniences, life on the island was challenging, yet idyllic in its simplicity. The children, especially, […]

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Jones bill to overturn Park Service ORV plan will get a floor vote in U.S. House

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last February by Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., will get a floor vote tomorrow. The bill seeks to overturn both the National Park Service’s final rule for off-road vehicles on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and a court-approved consent decree that settled a lawsuit filed against the […]

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NCDOT revises ferry toll hearing schedule

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is adding three additional locations to the schedule of public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes. The additional hearings will be held in Washington, Hatteras, and Morehead City. Also the date for the Ocracoke meeting has been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 12. The new schedule of […]

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