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

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree set for Oct. 29 & 30; scenes from...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree will go on Oct. 29 and 30 but will not be at the 2018 level, which was the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise.

BIG FISH! Island charter captains hunting trophy swordfish

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...

The island’s craft brewery, 1718 Brewing Ocracoke, opens Saturday

For Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach As word got around the island on Saturday after 1718 Brewing, Ocracoke's craft brewery, opened at noon for...

What’s open–updated

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...
Dave O'Neal in his Down Point Decoys Shop Ocracoke, N.C.

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

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...

Blackbeard exhibit on view in Hatteras museum

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...

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

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

OPS to commemorate Lt. Robert Maynard’s role in Blackbeard’s demise

To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Bailey Herndon British Naval Officer Lt. Robert Maynard had a big role in the Blackbeard saga, and...

Bicycle and golf cart safety and the law

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...

The nighttime sky on Ocracoke has a starring role

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...