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Most ferry routes back in service after coastal storm

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division said Tuesday that several ferry routes that were suspended due to high winds during this weekend’s storm have resumed.  The Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry is currently operating on a one-boat schedule because a boat with mechanical issues is being repaired.  The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry resumed their regular schedule at 10 a.m. The ferries serving Ocracoke-Hatteras, Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter have reopened on the following regular schedules: 

  • Hatteras-Ocracoke: 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., midnight

  • Ocracoke-Hatteras: 4:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

  • Cedar Island-Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

  • Ocracoke-Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Swan Quarter-Ocracoke:  10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Ocracoke-Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.