Ferry Service Interruptions Occurring Due to Mechanical Issues, COVID Cases

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is currently experiencing an uptick in schedule interruptions on its Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Hatteras routes due to unexpected mechanical issues and positive COVID-19 tests among crews. Currently, three of the ferries on the Pamlico Sound routes and one on the Hatteras route are not running due […]

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College of The Albemarle Holds 19th Annual Medical Assisting Pinning

College of The Albemarle (COA) celebrated four Medical Assisting graduates in a pinning ceremony held Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Performing Arts Center at COA – Elizabeth City. During the ceremony, the graduates received their pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and recited the Medical Assisting Creed. The graduates completed 840 hours total […]

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Long-delayed Ocracoke passenger ferry gets underway

In a bit of serendipity, the North Carolina Ferry Division celebrated its 75th anniversary Monday morning by christening its modern new vessel, the Ocracoke Express, the first and only passenger ferry in the system. “It’s been a long time coming,” North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Eric Boyette said to a small gathering under the shaded terminal […]

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‘The impacts of tourism are both positive and negative’

Lee Nettles on plans to manage OBX’s exploding visitor business According to its Executive Director Lee Nettles, the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is embarking on a number of initiatives at this moment. One of them, “Careers Beyond the Counter,” is designed to encourage local students to pursue rewarding vocations in the tourism industry. On June […]

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Christopher Thomas Lewis

NAGS HEAD — Christopher Thomas Lewis passed away unexpectedly in Colington, NC May 17, 2022, at the age of 43.  He was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, and spent most of his life in Currituck County, NC. Chris was a trained carpenter and owned his own remodeling company- OBX Construction. When he wasn’t working- he […]

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Frisco Bathhouse reopens after completing renovation project

On Wednesday morning, May 18, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore reopened Frisco Beach Access to the public after contractor T.D. McGhee Co. from Wilmington, N.C., finished an extensive renovation project that initially launched in late 2021. The Frisco Bathhouse is located just south of Frisco village, and is one of the most popular oceanside beach accesses […]

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