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Twenty years later: Ocracoke islanders, friends remember Sept. 11

By Peter Vankevich Depending on our age, we all remember horrific events that are etched into and have modified our psyches and ways of looking...

Ocracoke ferry routes to transition to fall schedules Sept. 14

Be aware that there have been many cancellations of the Hatteras-Ocracoke route due to staffing issues. If you need to know if a particular...

Crossing the Rift: NC poets reflect on 9/11 & its aftermath

By Peter Vankevich Poets have a long tradition of reacting to major – often tragic events. One of the most notable being W.H. Auden in...

Not all anniversaries are joyous

We don’t like to continually write doom and gloom editorials, but September this year contains two major anniversaries that may cause angst in many...

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September cleanups on Ocracoke

A number of local and international cleanups will happen in September. Every April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers across the state to help remove litter...

New Ocracoke United Methodist minister arrives

By Peter Vankevich It was a beautiful Sunday morning just before 10 a.m., the Fourth of July. On the lawn outside the Ocracoke United Methodist Church...

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The September 2021 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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