Shoaling Concerns Force Ocracoke’s Pamlico Sound Routes to Adopt One Boat Schedule

Shoaling in Bigfoot Slough outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Terminal continued with the passage of Hurricane Isaias this week, forcing the N.C. Ferry Division to immediately adopt a one-boat schedule on Pamlico Sound until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can complete dredging operations. The schedule, beginning today, will be as follows until further notice: […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Route Resumes Service

The U.S. Coast Guard has given approval for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Hatteras Inlet ferry route to resume service immediately. Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions have been lifted for residents, property owners and vendors, and will be lifted for visitors starting tomorrow at 6 a.m. The route will run this limited schedule for the rest […]

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Outer Banks national parks conduct post-Tropical Storm Isaias safety assessments and prepare to resume access

Outer Banks Group staff conducted post-Tropical Storm Isaias assessments this morning at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. The assessments concluded that facilities that were open prior to the storm’s development are safe to reopen by tomorrow, August 5. Additional info: Cape Hatteras National Seashore Campgrounds: Oregon […]

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Total COVID-19 case count in Dare County is 360, which includes 203 residents, per Tuesday update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, July 24, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 360, of which 23 are considered active cases. Of the 360 cases, 203 are residents and 157 are non-residents. Since […]

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