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Ocracoke gets ink in Our State magazine

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Ocracoke’s Latino community is featured in the February issue of Our State magazine.

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Ocracoke’s Latino community is featured in the February 2017 issue of Our State magazine.

The story, by Louise Flynn, shows how the Ocracoke community has embraced its Latino neighbors, and especially highlights the first Festival Latino de Ocracoke last November.

It includes interviews with Alfredo “Freddy” Contreras, Eduardo Chavez, owner of Eduardo’s Taco Stand, and David Tweedie, who helped organize the Latino festival.

Observer co-publisher Peter Vankevich, who while he was manager of the Ocracoke Library in 2012 to2014, oversaw a tutoring program between islanders wishing to learn Spanish and Latinos wanting to learn or improve their English.

 

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Ocracoke stars in this months Our State are, clockwise from top left, David Tweedie, Eduardo Chavez, Freddy Contreras and Peter Vankevich.