With the lack of late-night bar activity, Ocracoke has been quiet for the Hyde County Sheriff deputies since visitors returned in May.
That’s due to the continued rebuilding on the island of homes and businesses flooded Sept. 6 by Hurricane Dorian.
“I can tell a huge difference in the number of calls because we don’t have late night at the moment,” said Captain Jason Daniels.
Of the typical late-night restaurants, DAJIO is being rebuilt as was the Ocracoke Oyster Company, now occupying the building where the Ocracoke Bar & Grille used to be.
The Oyster Company opened July 3 and will be open until 2 a.m. daily with live music (when it is possible) until 10 p.m., said co-owner George Turner.
All other restaurants on the island close before midnight.
Daniels reported the following infractions from June 1 to 15:
One hit-and-run accident with no injuries; two minor vehicle accidents; and one larceny in which items were stolen out of a car on the beach.
The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department reported the following calls:
One medevac, one vehicle fire and one structure fire.