High time for N.C. to open state and local government personnel...

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Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an...

The sun will come up again tomorrow

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Ask a Mental Health Professional No. 11 By Earle Irwin Question: I thought that putting 2020 behind us would be a tremendous relief. But I don’t...

Those who condoned and committed insurrection Wednesday must be held accountable

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Some reporting courtesy of the Outer Banks Voice The nation watched, mostly in horror, Wednesday afternoon as a mob burst into the U.S. Capitol while...

How the pandemic put a spin on Ocracoke’s year

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Despite the worldwide pandemic, Ocracoke has shown its resiliency, though not without some controversy as it struggled to handle adversities never encountered. Ocracoke businesses and...

Something’s in the air, not just the hair

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By Kelley Shinn Ocracoke, we need to have a serious conversation—about hairspray, and other things.  Given everything we have collectively been through since Hurricane Dorian struck...

To sleep, perchance to dream

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Ask a Mental Health Professional No. 10 By Earle Irwin Question: I don’t sleep. It’s been so long since I had a good night’s sleep, I’ve...

Will this be our winter of discontent?

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Over the last several years, we’ve written editorials about what it’s like on Ocracoke in the quiet season. One of them was “The winter of...

Divisiveness, derisiveness, indecisiveness and duress

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Ask a mental health professional No. 9 By Earle Irwin Question: The world does not seem...

A call for leadership: Why I’m voting for Tess Judge

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Editor's note: Tess Judge (D-Kitty Hawk) is challenging incumbent Bob Steinburg (R-Edenton) in the general election Nov. 3 for the N.C. state Senate District...

Anger is a most convenient tool

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By Traci DeVette Griggs It’s a food fight. The two rowdy instigators are on either side of a large crowd. As they hurl their refuse...