Charging a toll for Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry under discussion in Raleigh

UPDATE: House committee passes budget proposal that excludes tolls on Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH Ocracoke Island won a major political victory Wednesday evening when the full state House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to HB 200 that excludes tolls for the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry. Rep. Tim Spear, a Democrat […]

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UPDATE: Charging a toll on Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry continues to move forward in Raleigh

UPDATE: Charging a toll on Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry continues to move forward in Raleigh By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH Charging a toll on the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry is inching closer to reality, and islanders are being urged to act now to voice their opinions. On April 14, the state House Appropriations Committee on […]

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Charging a toll for Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry under discussion in Raleigh

Charging a toll for Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry under discussion in Raleigh By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH Charging a toll for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry and raising rates for the sound ferries may be a reality before June if the North Carolina General Assembly demands it. Hyde County Manager Mazie Smith reported on this […]

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A 17-month-old Ocracoke boy and his parents are breathing easier after the child was airlifted by a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to a Norfolk hospital on Friday, Feb. 28. Uriah Johnson, son of Mike and Amy Johnson, is home and is much improved after receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Friday […]

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Mazie Swindell Smith is rarin’ to make a difference as Hyde County’s first female county manager. A Hyde County native, Smith, 55, began work Jan. 3, was officially named county manager Feb. 3, and loves every 12-hour day of it. Perhaps that’s because she feels her varied professional life has been preparing her for what […]

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UPDATE: Hyde County’s liquor business is about to break even

Continued requests by the commissioners to see financial details of the operations of Hyde County’s two ABC stores yielded a report at the Nov. 15 board meeting by Kenneth W. Chillcoat, a certified public accountant from Washington, N.C. Chillcoat’s balance sheet showed that the liquor business is about break-even. Operations show total gross income at […]

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