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What’s open, closed on Ocracoke

The following is a list of the establishments on Ocracoke that are open or closed for the season. This list will be updated as...

Candidate filing for the March 5 primary to begin Dec. 4

Candidate filing for the March 5 primary election will begin at noon on Monday, Dec. 4, and will run for two weeks ending at...

Hyde EMS offers Vial of Life program

Hyde County EMS is offering free Vial of Life packets to all Hyde County residents. program is a simple way for residents to ensure...

Fish house keeps fresh fish on the table

By Connie Leinbach Every day, the Ocracoke Seafood Company sends about 4,500 pounds of locally caught fish off to places beyond. Sometimes Shane Mason gets up...

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The Ocracoke lighthouse is 200 years old in 2023. Photo: C. Leinbach

The Ocracoke ponies. Photo: P. Vankevich


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