Hatteras Inlet’s Navigable Condition and Emergency Ferry Channel Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting

As the fishing tournament season kicked off this week in Hatteras, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission were relieved that conditions in Hatteras Inlet are finally in good shape.   “We’ve got the best channel we’ve had in four or five years,” Commissioner Steve “Creature” Coulter, a Hatteras charter boat captain, said at Monday’s […]

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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 […]

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With Weather Delays, it’s Down to the Wire for Hatteras Inlet Dredging BY CATHERINE KOZAK

BY CATHERINE KOZAK BY CATHERINE KOZAK It’s getting down to the wire for a dredging project in Hatteras Inlet to be started and completed by month’s end, but members of the Dare County Waterways Commission are keeping their fingers crossed that weather will be more cooperative by the weekend. Joen Petersen, chief of plants for […]

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Hyde Sees Costs Rise in Passenger Ferry Plan

As North Carolina’s first high-speed passenger ferry is coming together nicely at the shipbuilder’s shop, plans are still evolving for transporting people once they land. The Ocracoke Express is targeted to be in the water by mid-summer, supplementing service on the state Department of Transportation Ferry Division’s busiest vehicular ferry route between Ocracoke and Hatteras […]

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