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Three NC ferry routes suspended due to high winds

Three North Carolina Ferry routes are currently suspended due to high winds: Cedar Island-Ocracoke, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, and Hatteras-Ocracoke. That’s according to the NCDOT Ferry Division.

Check back on WTKR.com for updates as they come in.

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High Surf Advisory in effect for Currituck, Dare Co.

A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. for Currituck County and Dare County, according to the National Weather Service.

High surf conditions are expected through early Wednesday afternoon north of Cape Hatteras.

Breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet will continue to impact the beaches of the Outer Banks north of Cape Hatteras through early
Wednesday afternoon.

Southern Shores law enforcement officers issued Advanced Certificates

Pictured: Mayor Tom Bennett (left) and Police Chief David Kole (right). The officers in the center being honored are (l to r) Corporal Darrell T. Brickhouse, Senior Police Officer/Investigator Matthew W Cooke, and Senior Officer Tracy M. Mann.

Pictured: Mayor Tom Bennett (left) and Police Chief David Kole (right). The officers in the center being honored are (l to r) Corporal Darrell T. Brickhouse, Senior Police Officer/Investigator Matthew W Cooke, and Senior Officer Tracy M. Mann.

N.C. 12 weekend closure for pipe replacement

NCDOT crews will close N.C. 12 at milepost 65 in Frisco at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 for a necessary culvert pipe replacement.

The road will reopen no later than 6 a.m. on Monday, March 3.

The culvert pipe being replaced is located south of Timber Trail in Frisco.

The pipe stretches underneath both lanes of N.C. 12. To perform the replacement, NCDOT must remove the existing pipe, lay new pipe, and reconstruct the road surface. The culvert replacement was coordinated to occur during the slower visitation season and prior to a resurfacing project for N.C. 12 scheduled for the spring, officials say.

Anne Bowers owns Indian Town Gallery in Frisco right in front of the construction. She’s staying optimistic that the weekend disruption won’t hurt business too much.

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M/V Carteret blown onto sandbar outside of Ocracoke Island

The M/V Carteret was blown onto a sandbar by high winds just outside of Ocracoke Island on Friday morning, according to the North Carolina Ferry System.

There were no injuries to crew or passengers, and no apparent damage to the vessel, officials say.

The NC Ferry System has contacted the Coast Guard and says the tug M/V Albemarle is on the way. The tug should arrive around 12 p.m. Once the vessel is off the sandbar, it will return to Ocracoke to disembark passengers and vehicles.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

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Kill Devil Hills police officer recognized during ceremony

2.25.2014 Langley and ChiefChief Gary Britt of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department recognized the efforts of Master Police Officer Justin Langley in completing the NC Justice Academy’s Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program during a ceremony at the Police Department.

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