Island Activities

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

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...

Walk about Springer’s Point

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August 2013 By Samara Skinner   Springer’s Point is a 122 acre tract of land owned by NC Coastal Land Trust located on Ocracoke Island. The area...

Anglers land more fish this year in the Ocracoke Invitational Surf...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach Kevin Jacobs’ huge drum caught Friday during the 35th annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament...

Flounder restrictions will impact local economy, fish availability

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By Connie Leinbach Local flounder may be in short supply this fall if plans to drastically reduce the harvest take effect after the Marine Fisheries...

Susan Dodd: Creating art for a cause

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By Connie Leinbach After a successful career as a novelist, Susan Dodd realized she is really a visual artist. For almost two decades, the islander has...

Seasonal closings on Ocracoke

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A fall evening at the entrance to Ocracoke's Silver Lake Harbor. Photo: C. Leinbach For Ocracoke news, click here. As winter approaches, most Ocracoke shops and...

Ocracoke Cigars lights up for business

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For Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach In Tom Cain's new business, smoking is allowed, actually encouraged. Cain opened Ocracoke Cigars, a cigar lounge in the...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Oct. 25 to 28 to spotlight 300 years...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach In 300 years since his demise, Blackbeard has become the best-known pirate in history, and...

Ask the Observer: What is this strange-looking fish? Shocking answer

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By Peter Vankevich Long-time fishing buddies Ned Bull and Lanier Smith, both of Kernersville, spotted an unusual fish Dec. 9 while fishing south of the airport...
Womens arm wrestling on Ocracoke, NC

Women’s arm wrestling for fun and a good cause

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It only took a few seconds for Ocracoke Islander Kim Hansen to retain her championship title Thursday night in the Community Center as the...