Sarah Johnson. Photo by C. Leinbach
Sarah Johnson. Photo by C. Leinbach

Sarah Johnson, Hyde County public information officer for the last two years, has left the position.

She has moved back to her hometown of Asheville and will apply to graduate schools next fall to study city planning or landscape architecture.

“I’ve learned a ton and enjoyed it a lot,” she said about the part-time job she held in addition to being a server at the Flying Melon Café. “It was a great way to get to know the community. This place is so incredible.”

In addition to being the Ocracoke clerk for meetings of the Hyde County commissioners, the Ocracoke Advisory Planning Board and Occupancy Tax Board meetings, Johnson managed all the publicity for Hyde County, including double-duty during emergency situations, such as sending official dispatches during hurricanes.




Teresa Adams
Teresa Adams

Teresa Adams will take Johnson’s place.

Adams is a native of  Jacksonville where she worked for 26 years in  the medical field as a health administrator.  Her last years included being responsible for 10 to 20 employees.

In 2011, she became a full-time resident of Ocracoke with her husband, Nelson Adams, and works part-time at the Ocracoke Garden Center.

She received an associate’s degree from Coastal Carolina Community College 1978.


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  1. Sarah was the best! Hyde is very blessed to have had her with us for almost 3 years. She will be missed by all. Teresa Adams is most qualified and a wonderful replacement. Thanks Teresa for taking the job.

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