Island News is a blog we created to keep our fans in the loop of what’s happening here on the Island. There has been a lot going on since Hurricane Sandy paid us a visit last fall, but as many of you know, here on the island we are very resilient people!
Despite being slammed last October with Hurricane Sandy, things on the Island have been great. With more than 17 days above 60 degrees in 2013, we have been spending many days on the beach and are off to a great start for the year.
Many people do not realize that while the storm did tremendous damage up north in just one day, we had it beating down on us for 4 full days.
Route 12, our main highway on and off the Island, was washed away north of Rodanthe and took about two months to be repaired. NCDOT did a great job and the road is open now to all traffic.
There are a good number of businesses open this month and within days there will be a lot more open signs lit up, flags on the roadside, and front doors hinged open.
The Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry is now open and running a slightly extended route. Travel time is approximately one hour – find the schedule here: http://www.ncdot.gov/download/transit/ferry/ferryschedule.pdf. Charters have been heading out daily and the word is that big fish are moving into the area.
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