NCDOT Says Jug Handle Bridge is 24% Complete at Community Meeting

NCDOT representatives answered questions and provided an update on the Jug Handle Bridge at a well-attended community meeting in Rodanthe on Thursday night. The 2.4-mile Jug Handle Bridge will stretch from the southern portion of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to northern Rodanthe, and will bypass the S-Turns section of N.C. Highway 12, which […]

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EDITOR’S BLOG: Watch the Christmas Parade Live This Year, and Other News to be Merry About at the IFP

As the recent Christmas Tree Lighting in Hatteras village cemented, the holiday season has officially arrived on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and the Island Free Press is brewing up some cool new ways to share our local holiday spirit with our off-island readers. For the first time ever, the Island Free Press will be covering […]

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Hatteras village revitalizes an old tradition with Christmas Tree Lighting

Dozens of Hatteras community members braved the chilly weather on Tuesday night to revitalize a decades-old tradition, and to celebrate first official lighting of the Hatteras Village Christmas Tree in recent memory. The lighting of the tree in the village center by the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is a piece of heritage that’s almost […]

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Ocracoke Island Reopens to Visitors

Nearly three months after a mandatory evacuation order was issued on September 4, (two days before Dorian made landfall on Cape Hatteras), Ocracoke Island reopened to visitors on Monday morning. The decision to reopen stemmed from a Hyde County Board of Commissioners vote on November 20, which adopted the Ocracoke Control Group’s recommendation to reopen […]

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