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Ocrafolk Festival set for early June

Scenes from last year's festival are in the slideshow below. The 22nd annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival will be held on the grounds of...

Portsmouth Homecoming returns

By Peter Vankevich and Hannah Bunn West Time on Portsmouth Island moves more slowly than much of the world elsewhere, so they say. But with regards...

Another above average hurricane season predicted

By Peter Vankevich Hurricane Awareness Week runs from May 1 through May 7. For this, the National Weather Service out of Newport/Moorhead City has...

What’s open now on Ocracoke

The list below is as of May 7, 2022, and will be updated as we receive information. Please send open hours info to: info@ocracokeobserver.com...

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.

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The May 2022 issue

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