Cars, trucks and boats fill the parking lot as the lunch crowd arrives Friday at Lanes Ferry Dock & Grill in Rocky Point. The small restaurant on N.C. 210 east of Rocky Point is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Cars, trucks and boats fill the parking lot as the lunch crowd arrives Friday at Lanes Ferry Dock & Grill in Rocky Point. The small restaurant on N.C. 210 east of Rocky Point is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. rwillett@newsobserver.com
Cars, trucks and boats fill the parking lot as the lunch crowd arrives Friday at Lanes Ferry Dock & Grill in Rocky Point. The small restaurant on N.C. 210 east of Rocky Point is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. rwillett@newsobserver.com

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