Hyde commissioners seek funding to address Ocracoke’s north end and Hatteras Inlet

From Ocracoke Observer The Hyde County commissioners have asked federal and state authorities to take immediate action to ensure sustainable access to and from Ocracoke. The commissioners at their Wednesday night meeting approved a resolution seeking immediate help with repairing and shoring up NC 12 at the north end, for money to dredge and continue […]

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Hyde County seeks federal help with dredging Hatteras Inlet, eyes additional real estate transfer tax

Here are some of the important issues that have been covered in recent Hyde County Commissioners monthly meetings. Ferry funding, dredging In their $30 billion, two-year spending plan finalized late September, the North Carolina General Assembly has allocated $74 million to the Ferry Division, up from last year’s $58.5 million. But in 2024-2025, that appropriation […]

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Passenger ferry to Ocracoke resumes but will end July 31

After having been sidelined since July 7, the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry resumed service July 19, but it will only go until July 31 since funding beyond that is uncertain. That was the report from Jed Dixon, N.C. Ferry Division deputy director, at the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association (OCBA) meeting Tuesday evening. Dixon said […]

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Ocracoke Scotch bonnet breaks state record

A Scotch bonnet found by an Ocracoke resident broke the state record Friday night during the North Carolina Shell Club’s spring meeting on Ocracoke. Islander Felicity Gage is an avid beach walker and brought three large Scotch bonnets to the meeting for official measurement. One of hers measured 91.35 millimeters, which beat the previous record […]

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