High Speed Passenger Service Comes to Ocracoke

They danced a jig and jumped through some hoops, but somehow the Ferry Division of NCDOT managed to get a high speed passenger ferry for the Hatteras/Ocracoke run. When construction began on the Ocracoke Express at US Boatworks in Swansboro in 2017 service was supposed to begin last summer, then in the fall, then this … Continue reading High Speed Passenger Service Comes to Ocracoke

Blackbeard Exhibit Coming to Hatteras, Flag Flies from Ferries

300th Anniversary of Pirate’s Death Commemorated by State November 22, 1718—the day Blackbeard the Pirate met his just desserts as Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy trapped him off Ocracoke and took his head…literally. To commemorate the event, the NCDOT Ferry Division will be flying Blackbeard’s flag from ferries sailing to and from … Continue reading Blackbeard Exhibit Coming to Hatteras, Flag Flies from Ferries

Hatteras/Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Perfect for Day Trips

New Passenger only Ferry to Be in Service by Summer With the introduction of a passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village this summer, it looks as though the ferry division of NCDOT got things very right. The only way on or off Ocracoke Island is by water, and for the past five years the … Continue reading Hatteras/Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Perfect for Day Trips

Eclipse Captures Outer Banks Imagination

We didn’t have a total eclipse of the sun on the Outer Banks. Somewhere around 80%, so it wasn’t immediately noticeable on the ground. The light though that does filter through at that point has an odd quality to it. A little bit dull, a little bit yellow, it’s still sunlight, but different. The real … Continue reading Eclipse Captures Outer Banks Imagination

Eclipse Captures Outer Banks Imagination

We didn’t have a total eclipse of the sun on the Outer Banks. Somewhere around 80%, so it wasn’t immediately noticeable on the ground. What the Eclipse Looked Like The light though that does filter through at that point has an odd quality to it. A little bit dull, a little bit yellow, it’s still … Continue reading Eclipse Captures Outer Banks Imagination

Power Restored-Hatteras Island Reopens to Visitors

Mandatory Evacuation Lifted Sooner Than Expected Just nine days after a construction accident cut the line carrying power to Hatteras Island and Ocracoke, repairs have been made and power is flowing again. That is really impressive. Original estimates put the power outage at two to three weeks with the possibility of an even longer delay. Although … Continue reading Power Restored-Hatteras Island Reopens to Visitors

Hatteras Power Blackout-Northern Beaches Unaffected

The news just came out a little while ago, that Hatteras Island is being evacuated. This is a manmade catastrophe, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Mother Nature. What Happened? Early yesterday morning, PCL Construction who is building the new Bonner Bridge, was pounding a piling into the south end of Oregon Inlet. When … Continue reading Hatteras Power Blackout-Northern Beaches Unaffected

Chef’s Auction Brings Out the Best in OBX

As a reminder of how great it is to be associated with the Outer Banks, the 16th Annual Outer Banks Signature Chef’s Auction is perfect. Held on Sunday at Duck Woods Country Club, there’s a little bit of glamour, some great food, it’s for a great cause and the generosity of the Outer Banks is … Continue reading Chef’s Auction Brings Out the Best in OBX