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Ocracoke to celebrate ‘A Day for Phyllis’–updated

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Schedule for Fig Festival on Ocracoke Aug. 5 to 7 announced

The following is the schedule of events for the Fig Festival on Ocracoke Aug. 5 to 7 at the Ocracoke Preservation Society museum and...

Beware of summer dangers for dogs

To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Summer heat is upon us and Ocracoke Island veterinarian Dr. Laura Trent offers the...

The Red Knot epic spring migration includes North Carolina

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich The Red Knot is an amazing bird. Only about the size of an American Robin and usually weighing under five...

General Island Information

Traffic laws apply equally to bicycles: helmets, hand signals, lights

By Connie Leinbach The Hyde County sheriff deputies on Ocracoke don’t want to worry that they’ll have to respond to a child who’s been seriously...

Golf carts on Ocracoke: Follow the rules of the road

By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke, while indeed magical, is not a place where the traffic rules don’t apply. It’s a vacation destination and it’s cool to be...

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The July 2021 issue

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