A few Ocracoke Island restaurants gear back up with limited menus

Updated:  The Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar was open but is closed while the floors are being replaced.  Food is nourishment and Daphne Bennink, owner of the Back Porch Restaurant, is helping to nourish Ocracoke again following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Getting islanders back to work fast was key when Bennink gathered the restaurants and […]

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Cooper returns to Ocracoke; FEMA approval still pending

A portion of the disaster declaration for public assistance on Ocracoke following devastating flooding by Hurricane Dorian Sept. 6 has been approved President Donald Trump. Although Gov. Roy Cooper, in a return trip to Ocracoke today, told islanders gathered outside the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, that no FEMA Public Assistance request had been approved, newly […]

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OCBA cancels island-wide yard sale, Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree

Due to the extensive damage to Ocracoke’s homes, businesses and infrastructure by Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6 and the uncertainty of when visitors can safely return to the island, the island-wide yard sale scheduled Saturday and this year’s Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree have been canceled. The jamboree produced as a weekend event at the end of […]

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Debris removal begins on Ocracoke; nighttime curfew still in place

Day 11 post-Hurricane Dorian: Things at the command center in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department building are a little less hectic than they were the afternoon of Sept. 6 and in the immediate days following, though island residents’ needs are no less urgent. Mountains of debris line the streets as residents haul out all manner […]

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State EMS sets up temporary building for Ocracoke Health Center; more updates

MEDICAL–Hyde Health Department will administer free tetanus shots starting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 12) at the Ocracoke Fire Department. Dr. Jeff Williams, medical director for the Wake County EMS who is one of 10 in a medical strike team on Ocracoke during the emergency, recommended that people who have not received a tetanus […]

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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. […]

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