Double-crested Cormorants have returned in the thousands. Photo: P Vankevich

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Since Ocracoke Island remains closed following the devastating flooding Sept. 6 from Hurricane Dorian, the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association is creating a “Shop Ocracoke Online” landing page on to promote and directly link off island shoppers to local businesses. 

To have your business featured on the page, please email your business name, URL (or link to your Facebook page) by Oct. 25 to

“The plan is to get this up and running this week,” Helena Stevens, executive director, said in an email.

The Swan Quarterly, an online magazine focusing on Hyde County, also has complied a list of Ocracoke shops that currently are accepting online sales. Visit the page here.

Next week, the an OCBA Civic Affairs meeting is scheduled for  6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Ocracoke Community Center.  The following topics will be covered:
Hyde County Update – Kris Noble
NC Ferry Division Update – Jed Dixon
County Commissioner Update – Tom Pahl
Joint Recovery Center Information – Teresa Adams

Prior to that, the Ocracoke School PTA will have a Halloween party for the community starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Ballfield.

Those interested in purchasing a bicycle for someone on Ocracoke, the bikes can be purchased at Walmart online. See the graphic below.

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