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Successful Drone Trial Delivers Supplies To Ocracoke Island

NCDOT Ferry Division

North Carolina transportation officials say successful drone flights this week to Ocracoke have them hopeful that it may soon get easier to deliver vital supplies to the remote Outer Banks island amid bad weather. The North Carolina Department of Transportation and drone logistics company Volansi completed two successful trial flights of a delivery drone from a ferry dock in Hatteras to Ocracoke Island. That's according to a news release the department issued Friday. The tests conducted Thursday involved an eight-mile round-trip flight. A transportation official says deliveries to Ocracoke from the mainland might be possible someday. The testing will be continued.