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MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) -- A scheduled inspection of the Motor Vessel Ocracoke by the U.S. Coast Guard is forcing a cancellation of the ferry run between Cherry Branch and Minnesott Beach.

Seven runs on Thursday are affected by the inspection.

Cherry Branch departures scheduled for 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., and at 12:15 p.m. are canceled.

Minnesott Beach departures at 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. are also canceled.

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