Burrus beats Conner; race is tight for state Senate and House seats

In one of Dare County’s most closely watched races, Democrat incumbent Allen Burrus beat unaffiliated candidate Kevin Conner for the Dare County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat, representing Hatteras Island, with 67 percent of the vote to Conner’s 33 percent. And the other headline from yesterday’s election is that the races for the District […] Local News |  Full Article

Hatteras Inlet ferry on reduced schedule for residents The Hatteras Inlet ferry is running on a reduced schedule to accommodate Hatteras Island residents who choose to return through Ocracoke via the ferries from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island. Ferries leave the Hatteras village docks on the even hour.  The first ferry is at 6 a.m. and the last at midnight.  Ferries leave Ocracoke on the odd hour, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending with the last trip at 11 p.m. Only Hatteras Island residents may board the Hatteras Inlet ferry — with the proper identification. Non-resident property owners and visitors will not be allowed on the ferry. The schedule for ferries to and from the mainland is:.  The Cedar Island-Ocracoke schedule continues as follows:

Latest ferry schedules Stumpy Point –Rodanthe The NCDOT Ferry Division is offering 16 departures from each side to assist with the re-entry process for Hatteras Island, on the following schedule beginning 5 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9:  Departing Stumpy Point at 12:30 a.m., 2 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 […] Local News |  Full Article

UPDATE: Firefighters make progress against Dare mainland wildfire; smoky conditions should improve on Hatteras and Ocracoke

Firefighters got a break today in combating the Pains Bay wildfire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on the Dare County mainland that has been burning since last Thursday. Bill Sweet, public information officer for the Southern Area Incident Command Team that took control of firefighting efforts this week, said a planned burnout on […] Local News |  Full Article

Park Service releases annual reports for protected species on the seashore

By IRENE NOLAN By IRENE NOLAN The Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2009 annual reports for protected species and a report on the status of off-road vehicle management plan and negotiated rulemaking were released last week and are available to the public on the Park Planning (PEPC) Web site under the Interim Protected Species Management Strategy […] Local News |  Full Article