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Beware of summer dangers for dogs

Summer heat is upon us and Ocracoke Island veterinarian Dr. Laura Trent offers the following advice regarding dogs visiting Ocracoke. Beach hazards:Hot sand and hot...

Ocracoke to celebrate Independence Day 2022

Ocracoke Island’s Independence Day activities this year will be held over thre

Save Ocracoke’s fig trees

By Chester Lynn This spring, as I was taking a scud around the island, I was looking over the Ocracoke fig trees that were sprouting....

Beach manners: A matter of etiquette and the law

The Outer Banks and Ocracoke are fortunate that driving on the beach is allowed. However, there are some things to observe while doing so....

General Island Information

Passenger ferry between Ocracoke and Hatteras set to begin May 17

From our news services Reservations are now available for the fourth season of passenger ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village, as a brand-new Ocracoke Express makes...

Ocracoke Fig Festival to host Chef Ricky Moore

The Ocracoke community will celebrate the summer’s fig bounty at the Fig Festival Aug. 4 to 6 with special guest Chef Ricky Moore.

Local Interest

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The June 2022 issue

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

Living on the Edge

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