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Some of the things you can do when visiting Ocracoke; activities on Ocracoke Island, NC.

BIG FISH! Island charter captains hunting trophy swordfish

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Some Ocracoke charter fishermen have ramped up their gamesmanship with a new and...

Bicycle and golf cart safety and the law

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Updated June 26, 2016 By Grace West Bicycles are a big part of the transportation landscape on Ocracoke. It may be hard to imagine that in the...

What’s open–updated

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First published on Nov. 22, 2019; further updated/corrected Feb. 25. This list will continue to be updated. Now that Ocracoke Island is open to visitors...

Ocracoke lifeguard beach retains its No. 2 in the U.S. status

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Ocracoke Island once again earned a top spot on the annual Dr. Beach 10 Best Beaches in the USA list, with the Ocracoke Lifeguard...

Time to get creative with your face covering

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Ocracoke Alive wants people on Ocracoke to add some bling to their COVID-19 face coverings. The nonprofit arts organization...

OPS art auction among events week of Jan. 22 to 27

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society Sixth Annual "Ocracoke Through Your Eyes" Art Auction will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the...

Blackbeard exhibit on view in Hatteras museum

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HATTERAS— An infamous pirate has once again staked claim to land along the Outer Banks. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort has installed its...
Dave O'Neal in his Down Point Decoys Shop Ocracoke, N.C.

Collectors flock to Dave O’Neal’s Downpoint Decoy Shop

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By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke’s first Waterfowl Festival on April 21 in the school gym will celebrate renowned island carver Dave O’Neal. When you step inside his...
Douglas Hoover, NC artist

Painter Douglas Hoover captures island moments in time; new works in...

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Summer Haze, oil on canvas, by Douglas Hoover, will be among the new works on view starting Wednesday in Down Creek Gallery. N.C. Press Association...

The nighttime sky on Ocracoke has a starring role

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For Ocracoke news, click here.  See below for information about the NPS nighttime sky appreciation event 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the...