With new engines in 2024, the Ocracoke Express offers a whole new way to explore Ocracoke Island

On hot summer days in 2023, when the anticipated wait to catch the vehicular ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke was 2-3 hours, a number of visitors in the lengthy lines jumped ship. Instead, they turned around, left their vehicle at the Hatteras ferry docks parking lot, and quickly made a last-minute reservation for the passenger […]

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Expanded ranger-led educational programs begin Memorial Day Weekend at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

An expanded schedule of ranger-led educational programs begins Memorial Day Weekend at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The additional programs run from Memorial Day through much of the summer, and there is no cost to attend any of the ranger-led programs. The schedule of weekly programs is listed below […]

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Project to replace sandbags on Ocracoke Island is complete; Both lanes of N.C. Highway 12 open

An extensive project to repair pavement and replace sandbags along N.C. Highway 12 on the north end of Ocracoke Island is complete, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The single-lane closure that has been in effect since April has also ended, and both lanes of the highway are open. Earlier […]

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