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Events today on Ocracoke (May 16): Friends of Portmouth Island Meeting and Hands Across the Sand

The Friends of Portsmouth Island will hold its spring meeting at beginning at 10 a.m. in the Ocracoke Community Center.

The meeting begins with a complimentary brunch. Volunteers Glenn and Brenda White will share their stories and experiences while helping take care of the village. Steve Neshkoff, the VIP Coordinator for Cape Lookout National Seashore, will also provide some updates.

The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

Ocracoke will be part of the national “Hands Across the Sand” event in protest of offshore drilling at noon at the Lifeguard Beach.

“This is a national happening,” said Mickey Baker, who is organizing the event here.  “All over the country people on the coast holds hands to stop off-shore drilling.”

Mickey Baker said all who want to participate should go to the Lifeguard Beach parking lot no later than noon. People who don’t want to walk on the beach can drive at airport beach and walk over and get in line and there won’t be any speeches or songs, and it will be over by 12:30 p.m.

 From the Entertainment Calendar:

Dajio: Martin Garrish and Marcy Brenner 8 p.m.

Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton 6 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar and Grille: Kate McNally 7:30 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Eli Craig Band 9 p.m.

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  1. I was chuckling when I noticed the replacement in your headline/title of “Sane” for “Sand.” Perhaps subconscious but unintended given the issues involved?!?!

  2. I got a chuckle out of your substitution of “Sane” for “Sand” in your title/headline. Perhaps subconscious but unintended yet pointed given the subject?!?!