NCDOT Ferry Division Expands Neuse River Schedule For Local Events Friday, May 16, 2014

(CHERRY BRANCH) - With an abundance of local festivals and events on tap for Saturday, May 17, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division today announced it will expand its schedule on the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach run to help accommodate passengers who wish to attend any or all of those happenings.

Among the events taking place on Saturday are the Cherry Point Air Show, the Atlantic Beach Music Festival, and the Morehead City Boat, Car & Art Show. "These events are all very important to the residents and businesses of the region," said Ferry Division Director Ed Goodwin. "As part of the community, we felt it was our duty to help people get to and from these events as easily as possible."

The amended schedule for Saturday, May 17 is as follows:

Departing Cherry Branch: 5 a.m., 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10, and midnight.

Departing Minnesott Beach: 5:25 a.m., 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12:30 a.m.

The amended schedule includes four additional runs over the normal ferry schedule, adding departures from both sides of the river at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

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