ENC Regional News
5:28 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Night-time Bayview-to-Aurora ferry runs to end in 2015

The state Ferry Division has announced a new route schedule for 2015. George Olsen has more.

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The Down East Journal
2:19 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/06/14)

Access to locally caught seafood is a hallmark of the coastal region, but it's getting harder to find.  This week on the Down East Journal, why North Carolina's commercial fishing harvest is experiencing a decline.  And, bears are seen in increasing numbers this time of year; in yards, in trees and even swimming across the Neuse River.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
11:54 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Black Bear Spotted Swimming Across The Neuse River

Credit Carlos Kowalczewski

Bears are seen in increasing numbers this time of year, in yards, in trees, and even swimming across the Neuse River.

 Monday, May 12th, riders on the Cherry Branch- Minnesott ferry witnessed something peculiar during an afternoon crossing. 

“We just left Minnesott Beach and as soon as we leave, we always look to the front of the ship.”

Carlos Kowalczewski is a ferry crew man with the North Carolina Ferry Division.

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ENC Features
11:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Work is Underway to Repair the Bonner Bridge

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

Crews have begun to repair the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge after it closed Monday due to safety concerns.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  

Commuting for the 4,000 residents of Hatteras Island has been a headache.  Use of the Bonner Bridge, the only highway connection to the mainland for locals, was shut down on Monday due to safety concerns.  Melissa Herman has lived on Hatteras Island for 30 years.  She works at Blue Pelican Gallery and she says since the bridge closed, business has been very slow.

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ENC Features
11:56 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Ferry Crew Honored for Saving Their Captain's Life

Credit NC Ferry Division

We speak with crew members of the motor vessel Croatoan who received an honorary award for saving their captain’s life when he unexpectedly collapsed while the voyage was underway.

For more information on how to respond if you find yourself in an emergency situation, go to: http://emergency.cdc.gov/

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ENC Features
10:48 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Cape Lookout Reviewing Bids for Passenger Ferry Service

In less than a month, Cape Lookout National Seashore is expected to announce the winning bid for a contract to be the sole operator for passenger ferry service to the park.  We explore the ramifications of that plan and talk to the Park Superintendent about how the new ferry service would be implemented. 

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Federal grant to cut ferry operating costs

INTRO – A Federal Highway Administration grant is expected to deliver big savings to the state’s ferry fleet. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
4:19 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Ferry Tolls Will Take Effect July 1st

We explain the new ferry tolls, which are set to go into effect this summer.

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ENC Features
11:17 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Passenger Ferry Service to Cape Lookout Proposed

Cape Lookout National Seashore is considering ways to facilitate passenger ferry service from Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks, and the lighthouse.

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The Down East Journal
9:33 am
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/22/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, Cape Lookout National Seashore is looking for public comment on ways to facilitate ferry service to Shackleford Banks and the lighthouse.  We explore how the project could impact the Down East economy.  And, a growing number of eastern North Carolinians are looking at alternative ways to educating children. LC Morris reports on the facts surrounding homeschooling.

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