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Cape Hatteras National Seashore seeks preservation ideas for Ocracoke Light Station

From our news services Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will seek site preservation ideas for the Ocracoke Light Station, aka the Ocracoke Lighthouse, at two...

County seeks paid liaison for Ocracoke

Hyde County is seeking a parttime liaison for Ocracoke. According to the job description, the liaison would work with different people to help Hyde County...

Passenger ferry between Ocracoke and Hatteras to begin May 25

To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach The passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke will begin May 25 and...

Nathan Spencer: A native talent for waterfowl carving

To read about this year's event, click: Waterfowl Festival is an island morale booster Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Nathan Spencer, this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl...

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Ocracoke Health Center gets special phone number for COVID-19 testing, prescriptions

The Ocracoke Health Center has just gotten a new phone number especially for COVID-19 testing requests and prescription refill requests. Please call 252-489-3622 for COVID...

What’s open on Ocracoke–updated May 1

Editor's note: This post will be updated continually. Businesses should email info@ocracokeobserver.com with their seasonal updates. Ocracoke Island is open for all amidst the COVID-19...

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The May 2021 issue

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