Dredging in ferry channel may affect schedule

The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division will begin dredging a portion of the channel used for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route that was affected by Hurricane Matthew. Because of the work and the tides, passengers using that route may experience sporadic service interruptions over the next two weeks. Preparation for the operation is already […] Local News |  Full Article

Officials eye water quality as floods recede By KIRK ROSS Coastal Review Online

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Floodwaters were starting to recede last week upstream along the Tar, Pamlico, Cape Fear and Neuse rivers, but an increasingly contaminated flow of freshwater is headed downriver, eastward to the coast. The short-term prospects don’t look good for those ready for their first taste of local oysters this season. Throughout the river basins, sounds […] Local News |  Full Article