Showing posts from March, 2013

Hatteras Storytelling Festival

A 3-day festival presented by Our State Magazine and featuring one of America's most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake, music, local tellers, food and more. Other tellers include Clyde Edgerton, author of ten novels and numerous short stories including, recently published novel Night Train; Native son Bland Simpson who has unofficially become the chronicler of North Carolina’s Outer Coastal Plain, including tales from his old stomping ground: the Great Dismal Swamp; Tom Clawson with tales of the Outer Banks; & Ben Cherry telling tales and history of Blackbeard the pirate. Musicians include local talent Banjo Island and Clifford Swain. Yarn tellin', foot tappin' Hatteras style!
Full Festival Weekend:$100.00 Friday Only: $75.00 Saturday Only: $75.00 Sunday Events:Free For more information, please visit:

Travel Advisory- Ferry Service Suspended 3.6.13

Strong Winds and Rough Seas Suspend Operations of the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Route
Service on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route has been suspended due to high winds and building seas caused by a winter storm on the North Carolina coast. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is monitoring the weather conditions and as soon as they improve enough to allow for safe travel on the route, normal operations will resume. 

Similar weather conditions earlier in the day caused the cancellation of 14 scheduled runs for the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach route, although service is continuing this afternoon. 

The windy conditions could cause similar changes for other routes. Travelers who have reservations or plans to use ferry routes are advised to check with the departure terminal for up-to-date information. The phone numbers are: 

Ocracoke - 252.928.1665 
Cedar Island - (252) 225-7411 
Swan Quarter - (252) 926-6021 
Hatteras - (252) 986-2353 
Cherry Branch - (252) 447-1055