Ferry Division’s Newest Ferry Idled by Engine Issue

After only a few days running, the North Carolina Ferry Division’s newest car ferry, the M/V Rodanthe is offline. Jed Dixon, Ferry Division deputy director, confirmed on Saturday that the Rodanthe is resting dockside while a Caterpiller representative checks out the engine. The first day, Tuesday (July 30), it made a few runs, Dixon said. […] Local News |  Full Article

Hatteras and Ocracoke Nurse-Practitioner Receives State’s Highest Honor

Gail Covington can now count herself among such North Carolina luminaries as Maya Angelou, Jim “Catfish” Hunter and Andy Griffith after she received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award May 18. “I was shocked,” she said about this award, which, since 1963, North Carolina’s governors have reserved as their highest honor. “I never […] Community News |  Full Article

Rental Passenger Ferry on its Way to Ocracoke

UPDATE: The “Martha’s Vineyard Express” was spotted at the Hatteras village ferry docks on Monday afternoon before it departed at around 3 p.m. for one of the first of many test runs to Ocracoke Island. Per Tim Hass, NCDOT Public Relations Officer, the passenger ferry will make a number of test trips along the Hatteras-Ocracoke route over […] Local News |  Full Article

Ocracoke Set to Get Rental Passenger Ferry in Late May

Ocracoke should have a passenger ferry this year starting May 24, thanks to a lawmaker friend in Raleigh. John A. Torbett (R-Gaston) said Wednesday night that while in budget meetings Tuesday, Secretary of the Department of Transportation James Trogdon said he would pay for leasing a passenger ferry from May 24 to Sept. 22 out […] Local News |  Full Article

Passenger Ferry Delayed After Construction Issues; NCDOT Seeking Rental Boat for 2019

Although work has resumed building the “Ocracoke Express” passenger ferry, the N.C. Ferry Division is looking into the possibility of a rental boat for the upcoming visitor season. N.C. Ferry Division spokesman Tim Hass said Friday (March 29) that work stopped on Feb. 19 after a report from Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash., who […] Local News |  Full Article