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Basnight to retire from Hyde Schools; Angie Todd is elected board of education chair

By Connie Leinbach After almost four years overseeing Hyde County Schools, Superintendent Stephen Basnight will retire from public education on April 1. In an interview Thursday,...

Postponed: OPS art auction scheduled for Jan. 22

The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its annual “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes” art auction at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Ocracoke Community Center.

The weary diamondback terrapin’s latest foe: Phragmites

throughout much of the Outer Banks, faces another foe: Phragmites

Be on the lookout for cold-stunned turtles this winter

The ocean and sound waters surrounding the Outer Banks play host to wintering sea turtles, especially young green turtles and Kemp’s ridley. Sea turtles...

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Ocracoke and Engelhard health centers welcome new CEO

By Connie Leinbach Someone who knew Ocracoke Health Center was looking for a new CEO took a photo of Joe Rockenstein with an Ocracoke Coffee...

What’s open on Ocracoke in the off season 2021-2022

The list below is as of Jan. 13, 2022, and will be updated as we receive information. Please send open hours info to: info@ocracokeobserver.com...

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