Thursday, August 03, 2017


At 5:00 pm today, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative announced that transmission power had been restored to all of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. As a result, both Hyde and Dare counties will announce that Ocracoke and Hatteras islands will be open to visitors beginning Friday, August 4 at noon.

Heartfelt thanks to all of the people who made this happen!!

These include Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Lee Electrical Construction , New River Electrical Corp., NC Dept. of Transportation, Governor Roy Cooper, Hyde County Emergency Management, the NC Ferry Division, Gregory Poole, Hyde County Government, Lumbee River EMC, Jones-Onslow EMC, Edgecombe-Martin EMC, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Brunswick EMC, NC Electric Membership Corporation, and of course the Tideland EMC crews from both the island and the mainland.

And a special thank you to Heidi Smith, Manager of Tideland's Corporate Communications, who did a great job keeping us all regularly informed throughout this entire incident. 


  1. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Exaltation and joyous salutations this forth proclaimed more than. Happiness abounding forth towards citizenship friends of island. May continued commerce and merchandising success stop not. Blessings eternal divine nature. Vladimir

  2. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Good grief.. think of all the campers, no power,no ac,no crying & whining. Your pockets are empty but you did your tough ansesters make it? I'll bet you all had your phones charged up during all of this.

  3. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Right,you guys had a week's break from all the "dingbatters" you don't like and make fun of...but love their $$$$$. Wish we were there didn't you.

  4. Anonymous8:48 AM

    I have to agree. I come to the island several times a year and spend a fair amount of money each time.. I used to laugh at the name calling by the locals, but recently I heard the term again and thought to myself.. What am I even doing here?

  5. Anonymous5:43 PM

    I have noticed it myself.. Me