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Beach bird nesters have bad year, sea turtles faring well

An Oystercatcher parent and chick feed along Ocracoke beach. Photo by Amy Thompson Peter Vankevich The downward spiral in the spring nesting season on...

Ocracoke passenger ferry season extended through September

Due to popular demand, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ocracoke Express will extend its operating season through Sept. 30. The season was previously slated to end on Labor Day.

Whither the Ocracoke ponies?

Ocracoke ponies

WOVV to raffle golf cart

Ocracoke’s community radio station WOVV 90.1 FM is raffling off a customized golf cart as a fundraiser. The winning ticket for the 2022 EZ-Go Valor...

General Island Information

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree slated for Oct. 28 & 29

Ocracoke Island will celebrate colonial life in the 1700s with a living history encampment and the Battle of Ocracoke on Friday, Oct. 28, and...

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....

Local Interest

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South Point. Photo: C. Leinbach


The September 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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