Studies show that soaking up the forest environment reduces stress and promotes nervous system healing.
No foal has been born in years, and the management plan for the small herd that has survived for centuries on Ocracoke Island dates back to 1995.
The state legislature has approved more funding for the passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke to continue until Sept. 6
The Ocracoke Waterways Commission’s meeting May 18 will focus on the NCDOT proposal to relocate the South Ferry Dock.
Dredging in Big Foot Slough in Pamlico Sound began Wednesday to make traveling between Ocracoke and Cedar Island and Swan Quarter safer for larger vessels.
Hyde County Commissioners agreed to allow visitors to mainland Hyde beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday and will work with Dare and Currituck counties to lift the visitor restriction on Ocracoke before Memorial Day.
Gov. Roy Cooper and members of his cabinet visited Ocracoke Island Monday to survey recovery efforts following Hurricane Dorian’s Sept. 6 landfall.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin construction later this month on a 1,000-foot bulkhead on the north end of Ocracoke Island in an emergency effort to slow erosion.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is offering to lease for Ocracoke a passenger ferry that could begin running as early as May 24.
Construction problems, including unsatisfactory aluminum welds, have delayed delivery of the state’s passenger ferry for the Ocracoke-Hatteras route and officials are considering a rental boat.
The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles is hosting a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ocracoke Community Center for volunteers interested in patrolling for sea turtles washed ashore this fall and winter.
Michael Regan, state Department of Environmental Quality secretary, toured last month Ocracoke’s electric microgrid, which is experimenting with clean energy sources.
Ocracoke kicked off Saturday its free tram service to help with walk-on traffic, and the state Ferry Division has waived all ferry tolls until further notice.
The public was able to view Tuesday the Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff excavating a nest of baby loggerhead turtles lcoated about a quarter mile north of the Lifeguard Beach stand.
Four passenger trams are expected to begin transporting visitors and residents around Ocracoke village beginning in late August, the owner announced during the July 11 Ocracoke Civic and Business Association civic affairs meeting.
The new passenger-only ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke will likely be launched in the spring of 2019 N.C Ferry Division officials announced Friday.