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...

A whale of a sighting

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Editor:Just last week, an aerial survey team from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium spotted a North Atlantic right whale mother and her newly born calf...

Beauty and the Beach: The case for carbon pricing

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Editor: The NYT article in Sunday's (March 14)  paper, "Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?" reminds...

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...