For Ocracoke news and much more, click here Easter morning will dawn sunny but will deteriorate in the afternoon ushering in a strong cold front Sunday night around 10 through Monday afternoon, […]
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Text and Photos by Peter Vankevich Ocracoke has a tradition that the island’s two churches hold a joint Easter sunrise service on the beach. The aesthetics of a rising sun, rolling waves […]
For Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich For the first time since it began in 2000, the Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival has been canceled due to concerns […]
A coastal low will strengthen off the NC coast late tonight and Wednesday, resulting in gusty winds, rain, rough surf and minor coastal flooding.
Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Third Annual Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival, scheduled for May 2 has officially been canceled. “Whether it would be rescheduled in […]
By Peter Vankevich Not that it was unexpected, but it’s sad, nevertheless. Woody Billings announced on Tuesday that the 37th Annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament (OISFT) scheduled to kick off April […]
The following is an Op-Ed regarding the coronavirus pandemic from Vidant Health/ECU Brody School of Medicine. Vidant Health and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are calling on all […]
By Peter Vankevich With the COVID-19 pandemic well underway, vital services such as grocery stores are taking steps to help ensure the safety of both their customers and staff. The Ocracoke Variety […]
From Dare County Emergency Management March 20; 7:56 p.m. In a continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dare County Control Group has prohibited non-resident property owners from entering Dare County beginning […]
Beginning Tuesday, March 31, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System will adopt a new set of schedules to respond to Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order. Cooper ordered people in North […]