Ocracoke’s mainland ferry routes altered on Wednesday due to shoaling

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has canceled several trips scheduled for the Pamlico Sound routes between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter, and Ocracoke on Wednesday, June 23, due to shoaling issues in the ferry channel. The following trips are canceled for Wednesday on the Ocracoke-to-mainland ferry routes: 11:00 a.m. Ocracoke to Swan Quarter 5:30 […]

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Severe thunderstorms possible Tuesday evening; High rip current risk continues for the Outer Banks

A strong cold front will slowly move through the Outer Banks area on Tuesday afternoon and into tonight, bringing the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms as well as isolated flash flooding, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Rip currents also remain a threat for beachgoers on […]

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Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men looking for volunteer assessors for post-storm response

The Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men (CHUMM) is looking for volunteers to serve as Assessors who will help determine how CHUMM can assist families in need after a hurricane or other disaster impacts the Outer Banks. Per Dennis Carroll of CHUMM, one of the greatest barriers to the organization’s disaster response is a shortage of Assessors […]

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Hyde County asks for public’s input on adding Ocracoke Lighthouse to tram route

The Hyde County Manager’s Office will seek the public’s input on adding the Ocracoke Lighthouse to the existing tram service at a public listening session on Thursday, June 17, from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. at the Ocracoke Community Center. The proposal includes adding a stop on the current tram route that includes the Ocracoke Lighthouse via […]

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