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Community celebrates Ocracoke Light Station 200th anniversary

By Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich Lighthouses are things that aren’t built anymore yet they are snapshots in time, David Hallac, superintendent, National Parks of...

Ferry Division officials ease concerns about Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry–updated

Observer staff report The passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke will begin service on Tuesday (May 23) and more there will be more departures then,...

An amazing life: Islander publishes memoir

Kelley Shinn’s memoir “The Wounds That Bind Us” is published and will be available June 1 at a book release party at 4 p.m....

NWS urges all to learn about hurricanes and to be prepared

With our area's susceptibility to tropical systems, preparation each year is crucial, says the National Weather Service.  It only takes one storm to make an impact on...

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