Cooper signs bill authorizing Ocracoke passenger ferry lease

Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill authorizing the state Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division to lease a passenger ferry for operation between Ocracoke and Hatteras. The $700,000 funding provision was included in Senate Bill 241, which also amends motor vehicle laws regulating modified utility vehicles on certain roads and highways. Cooper signed the bill Monday. […]

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Frederick C. Smith

1946-2021 KITTY HAWK — Frederick C. Smith, age 74, passed away in Kitty Hawk, NC peacefully on June 12, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Trenton, NJ on August 19,1946 to Laura and Joseph Smith where he grew up with his sister Jean.  He was the grandson of Frederick Cooper who […]

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Piggish behavior when feeding earned hogfish their name

Hogfish are strange-looking members of the wrasse family. Their first three dorsal spines are long and trailing, extending several inches off their dorsal fin. This species is more laterally compressed, or flattened from side to side, and more oval-shaped when compared to other marine fish in the wrasse family. They have cool, red irises in […]

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Hyde County asks for public’s input on adding Ocracoke Lighthouse to tram route

The Hyde County Manager’s Office will seek the public’s input on adding the Ocracoke Lighthouse to the existing tram service at a public listening session on Thursday, June 17, from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. at the Ocracoke Community Center. The proposal includes adding a stop on the current tram route that includes the Ocracoke Lighthouse via […]

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