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Events on Ocracoke Thanksgiving week–updated

Turkey Trot proceeds to benefit Ocracoke School Turkey trotters take off in the November 2021 race. Photo: C. Leinbach Ocracoke Island’s Thanksgiving Eighth Annual 5K Turkey...

Purple North Carolina turns red

The pen is mightier than.... Some souvenir pens from the 2020 election were still available at the Ocracoke voting station. By Peter Vankevich Results...

New date set for blood drive on Ocracoke–update

The American Red Cross and Ocracoke School Beta Club and community blood drive scheduled for this week in the Community Center was canceled due...

Medicare workshops scheduled for Ocracoke week of Nov. 13

The Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging is partnering with Hyde County and Hyde County Health Department to host a three-week series on various...

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Ocracoke ponies available for ‘adoption’

Photo: P. Vankevich From our news services Legend has it the Ocracoke Banker ponies arrived in the Outer Banks with shipwrecked explorers in the...

What’s open or closed for the season on Ocracoke

The harbor view from Mermaid's Folly gift shop in Community Square. Photo: C. Leinbach The list below of upcoming seasonal closings is as of Nov....

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Ocracoke sunrise by Cindy Fiore

Dramatic September skies. Photo: C. Leinbach


The November 2022 issue

The Ocracoke Observer website won first place in the 2020-2021 NCPA contest Online Division, plus four other awards. Winner of 10 awards in 2019, including first place for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Dorian.

Living on the Edge

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