According to a recent report in the Raleigh News and Observer, the Hatteras Inlet ferries will remain toll free. This is what the paper said:
"...[North Carolina legislator, Tim] Spear, who lives in Washington County,...[was] able to assure...an exemption from tolls for the Hatteras-Ocracoke and Currituck-Knotts Island ferries."
You can read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/05/1249324/democrats-break-away-on-budget.html#ixzz1OQNnuzSy.
Many thanks to everyone who worked to make this happen.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052111.htm