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Various Marine Fisheries rules now in effect

MOREHEAD CITY – As of Wednesday (March 15), 69 Marine Fisheries Commission rules went into effect, including rules pertaining to marking requirements for commercial pots...

Ocracoke Fig Festival to host Chef Bill Smith

Chef Bill Smith will be the special guest at the Ocracoke Fig Festival Aug. 4 & 5. The Ocracoke community will celebrate the...

2023-2026 Ocracoke re-entry permits now available

New re-entry tags for island entry after emergency evacuations are now available to Ocracoke Island residents and property owners.

N.C. 12 Task Force reviews detailed plans for Hatteras and Ocracoke Island’s seven vulnerable...

N.C. 12 at the northern end of Ocracoke after Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. NCDOT photo Reposted courtesy of Island Free Press, Feb. 8,...

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The March 2023 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.

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