Hatteras Island http://wunc.org en Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar Is Defiant In Hurricane Arthur's Wake http://wunc.org/post/awful-arthurs-oyster-bar-defiant-hurricane-arthurs-wake <div>Hurricane Arthur is continuing its path toward North Carolina's Outer Banks. Residents on Hatteras Island are under a mandatory evacuation order. But many other residents and business operators in Dare County are taking a wait-and-see approach to the storm. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Karen Overbey is a manager at the aptly-named <a href="http://www.awfularthursobx.com/">Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar in Kill Devil Hills</a>. &nbsp;She says the hurricane hasn't driven their customers away so far.</div><div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 38404 at http://wunc.org Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar Is Defiant In Hurricane Arthur's Wake OBX Residents, Visitors Flee Hurricane Arthur http://wunc.org/post/obx-residents-visitors-flee-hurricane-arthur <p></p><p>Category one Hurricane Arthur has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.</p><p></p><p>Hatteras Island residents have begun a mandatory evacuation this morning, and a State of Emergency has been issued for all of Dare County. Hyde County has issued a voluntary evacuation for Ocracoke Island for 2 p.m. today.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Lara Pagano said North Carolinians can expect to feel the effects of the hurricane's outer bands today.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:50:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38356 at http://wunc.org OBX Residents, Visitors Flee Hurricane Arthur Judge OKs Bonner Bridge Replacement http://wunc.org/post/judge-oks-bonner-bridge-replacement <p>A federal judge has issued a ruling partially clearing the way for a new span to <a href="http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/bonnerbridgereplace/">replace the Bonner Bridge along the Outer Banks</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Activists represented by the <a href="http://www.southernenvironment.org/">Southern Environmental Law Center</a> claim building a new bridge parallel to the existing bridge that links Hatteras Island and the mainland would harm coastal wildlife habitats. They want a longer, more costly bridge further out in Pamlico Sound.<br> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:16:41 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22595 at http://wunc.org Judge OKs Bonner Bridge Replacement DOT Tests New Ramps On Emergency Ferry Route http://wunc.org/post/dot-tests-new-ramps-emergency-ferry-route <p>In preparation for peak hurricane season, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has tested out two new ramps along its emergency ferry route. The ramps are located at Stumpy Point, on the mainland, and Rodanthe, on the Outer Banks, a route that would allow access to Hatteras Island if Highway 12 were damaged in a storm.</p><p>“We hope not to need these ramps anytime soon,” said NC Ferry Division Deputy Director Jed Dixon in a statement. “But if we do, the new ramps will provide the public safer and more reliable access to the emergency route that serves as a lifeline to Hatteras Island after a major storm.” Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:10:44 +0000 Laura Candler 21679 at http://wunc.org DOT Tests New Ramps On Emergency Ferry Route Hatteras Island Study Shows Economic And Cultural Value http://wunc.org/post/hatteras-island-study-shows-economic-and-cultural-value <p></p><p>Backers of maintaining NC 12 along the Outer Banks have a<a href="http://www.outerbanks.org/media/914511/2013_hatteras_island_economic_impact_assessment.pdf"> new study</a> to bolster their case.&nbsp; NC 12 has seen its share of damage as storms shift the sand.&nbsp; And the price tag to fix the problem could cost millions, if not billions.</p><p>Lee Nettles is the Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.&nbsp; He says the public and the legislature need to know the economic value of Hatteras Island.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:11:46 +0000 Leoneda Inge 20386 at http://wunc.org Hatteras Island Study Shows Economic And Cultural Value More Shoaling Slows Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry As Summer Looms http://wunc.org/post/more-shoaling-slows-hatteras-ocracoke-ferry-summer-looms <p></p><p>The state DOT says Hatteras Inlet remains impassible in some areas as ferries prepare to switch to a busier summer schedule.&nbsp;</p><p>A series of storms clogged the channel between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands this winter, forcing crews to clear a longer detour.&nbsp; A dredge has been clearing the original route, but officials say a boat bottomed out during a trial run last week.</p><p>"It's hard to say what's causing the changes there," says Jed Dixon, deputy director of the NC Ferry Division.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 14749 at http://wunc.org More Shoaling Slows Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry As Summer Looms NC Ferry Division Eyes Alternate Route Between Hatteras And Ocracoke http://wunc.org/post/nc-ferry-division-eyes-alternate-route-between-hatteras-and-ocracoke <p>Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands could resume as early as this week with an alternate route.&nbsp; The state Department of Transportation says surveyors have identified a longer channel that could allow ferries to pass.&nbsp; Service has been spotty or suspended since Hurricane Sandy and two nor'easters made the normal route impassible during low tides.&nbsp; DOT spokesman Steve Abbott says the agency hopes to reopen the route quickly to let traffic flow to an area that relies heavily on tourism from Spring to Fall.<br> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:36:46 +0000 Will Michaels 10583 at http://wunc.org NC Ferry Division Eyes Alternate Route Between Hatteras And Ocracoke Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Suspensions Likely To Continue For Weeks http://wunc.org/post/hatteras-ocracoke-ferry-suspensions-likely-continue-weeks <p></p><p>The North Carolina Ferry Division says service remains spotty between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. State transportation officials have been suspending service on a daily basis since a series of storms in November. Ferry Division spokeswoman Lucy Wallace says the channel routinely experiences shallow waters after high winds and heavy rain:</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:19:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7301 at http://wunc.org Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Suspensions Likely To Continue For Weeks Future of Highway 12 Discussed http://wunc.org/post/future-highway-12-discussed <p>Hurricane damaged Highway 12 on Hatteras Island is the subject of two public workshops this week. The only road along parts of the Outer Banks was breached in several places by Hurricane Irene in August. Traffic is rolling again on temporary fixes, but state officials want to move forward with permanent repairs. Greer Beatty works for North Carolina's Department of Transportation.<br> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:15:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 7145 at http://wunc.org Hatteras Island Residents Allowed Back http://wunc.org/post/hatteras-island-residents-allowed-back <p>Residents of Hatteras Island will be allowed to return home today.</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:32:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7509 at http://wunc.org