Night Sky: Venus, Arcturus, Spica and Other Highlights of the Night Skies for April By Gerry Lebing

Start April by looking across the sound to the west, right around sundown.  If the skies are clear, you will easily spot Venus, the third brightest object in our skies – (only the sun and the moon are brighter!) Venus is named after the Roman god of love and beauty.  It’s often called the evening […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Trams Coming to Ocracoke, and Other Updates from the Passenger Ferry Stakeholders Meeting

By CATHERINE KOZAK Funding has finally been secured for trams that will serve customers on the new passenger ferry in Ocracoke village, with the state agreeing to provide up to one-half the operating costs for four years. “It’s great news,” Hyde County Manager Bill Rich said at last week’s Passenger Ferry Stakeholders Committee meeting in […] Local News |  Full Article

Video Shows In-Depth Study of Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck in Oregon Inlet

Video footage shared by the Coastal Studies Institute and released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) gives an inside look on the examination of the shipwreck that was recently identified in Oregon Inlet. The DOT partnered with the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute to study what is known as the Pappy’s […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Construction on New Jug Handle Bridge Slated for June as “Behind the Scenes” Work Continues

The 2.4 mile Jug Handle Bridge project, which will bypass the area north of Rodanthe known as the S-Curves, is quietly gearing up for a June 2018 construction start date. “We’re doing a lot of behind the scenes work right now, such as permitting and right of way acquisitions,” said NCDOT Public Relations Officer (Ferry […] Local News |  Full Article