Holiday events this weekend on Ocracoke

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A number of events are happening this weekend on Ocracoke. The annual Holiday Basketball Tournament kicked off /friday. Both Dolphin teams won!  Games will be...

An interview with writer Jaki Shelton Green

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  With  Peter Vankevich North Carolina writer-poet Jaki Shelton Green has received many awards. In 2014, she was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame....

Melinda Fodrie Sutton’s photography on view in Down Creek reception Wednesday

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Melinda Fodrie Sutton’s photography will close the “Expose Yourself to Art” openings from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 25) in Down Creek Gallery,...

Workshop plants powerful marketing seeds

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Courtney Contreras had recently lost some enthusiasm for her new-found art avocation, but a marketing workshop on Ocracoke Thursday and Friday with...

Ocracoke Alive annual membership meeting tonight

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Ocracoke Alive will hold its annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Nov. 19) in the Deepwater Theater on School Road. Topics will include the year...

Islander Debbie Wells’ artist’s reception in Down Creek Gallery Wednesday

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Debbie Wells will showcase her newest artwork Wednesday (Oct. 21) in Down Creek Gallery's "Expose Yourself to Art" series of artists' receptions. All receptions are...

Jackie Willis: island musician, guitar maker

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By Connie Leinbach Island musician Jackie Willis, frequently seen at island locales, once hewed a guitar out of a fallen cedar tree. “John Manning had a...

Mary Bassell’s island landscape pastels featured Sept. 23 in Down Creek...

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Island artist Mary Bassell, who paints vibrant island scenes with pastels, will show her new works of Ocracoke’s famous lighthouse Wednesday, Sept. 23, beginning...

The fans win: A new edition of the Café Atlantic Cook...

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 By Peter Vankevich Café Atlantic was a fixture on Ocracoke for 25 years before it closed at the end of the 2013 season. Since it was...

Coloring book illustrates the lighter side of Ocracoke

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 By Connie Leinbach Those interested in the lighter side of Ocracoke life might want to get a copy of “The Ocracoke Coloring Book,” by Kitty...