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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Sound-class ferries are all repaired, but routes to and from Ocracoke are now on winter schedule

Sound-class ferries are all repaired, but routes to and from Ocracoke are now on winter schedule The sound-class ferry Pamlico, newly repaired, arrived back on Ocracoke on Friday, Oct. 29, after undergoing extensive repairs for almost a week. Since Oct. 21, ferry runs on the Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke routes were modified due to […]

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UPDATE….Paramedics will be retained in Hyde County

The Hyde County commissioners voted Monday night, Oct. 18, to retain paramedic-level emergency services in Hyde County. In a 4-to-1 vote, the commissioners approved Interim County Manager David M. Smitherman’s recommendation to hire two additional full-time paramedics, which will reduce overtime and the over-reliance on part-time staffers. On staff currently are five paramedics with one […]

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By CONNIE LEINBACH Ocracoke had more paramedic-level calls in 2009-2010 than any other type of emergency call, according to figures released at a special meeting Sept. 22 about the cost of emergency medical services in Hyde County. Brian Carter and Jeff Hibbard, chief paramedics on Ocracoke and the mainland respectively, made a presentation to the […]

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