Do the right thing

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For years, an island couple have carried a trash bag on their morning walks through the village, picking up litter left by others. They are...

October on Ocracoke is the nicest month

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Do you have a favorite season or month? Many of those who have lived on Ocracoke for many years consider October to be the best...

Not all anniversaries are joyous

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We don’t like to continually write doom and gloom editorials, but September this year contains two major anniversaries that may cause angst in many...

Reflecting on 50 years on Ocracoke

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By Ann Ehringhaus A beautiful natural harbor greeted me and captured my heart a long time ago. There were approximately 550 people living on Ocracoke...

Can Ocracoke solve its affordable housing problem?

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Sara Teaster Last year, a group of concerned Ocracoke residents began discussing affordable housing. ...

Oceana to hold Shark Week online event on Thursday

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From our news services This week is the ocean’s top predator’s special week – Shark Week --  and Oceana, the Georgia Aquarium, El Porto Shark and the Great...

Junteenth is an important step toward ‘a more perfect union’

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June 19 became a new national holiday --  Juneteenth -- honoring the oldest known commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. In...

Ocracoke: An appealing destination then and now

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In his acclaimed book, “Ocracoke,” first published in 1956, Carl Goerch writes about meeting John G. Perry, a lawyer from upstate New York. He asked...

To help you, the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department needs help

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The cancellation of the Firemen’s Ball due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic was sad news. This popular and fun event has been a much-needed...

The fencing of Ocracoke

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Editor's note: A North Carolina Court of Appeals has reversed a February 2020 decision from a Camden County Superior Court judge, ruling on Tuesday...