Senate budget targets Ocracoke

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July 2015 Many summer visitors experience frustration with the long lines at the Hatteras ferry terminal to visit Ocracoke. (Hint: to avoid long lines, arrive...

Letters to the editor: more islanders heard from on the proposed...

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Editor's note: we have received a few more comments on Hyde County's proposal to enact a new Tourism Development Authority (TDA) especially for Ocracoke....

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...

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...

Open letter to Ocracoke community on the ferry toll fight

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Thank you for your interest in the issue of “NO Ferry Tax."  Because of your support, we won!  Congratulations!  The 2016 Budget Bill, passed on...

Federal reforms needed to keep delivering on the promise of a...

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Op-ed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper North Carolinians are determined, tough people. For generations, our families have weathered brutal hurricanes. But recent history tells...

OBX Community Foundation director explains disaster relief funds on Ocracoke

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Editor: In the weeks since Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Outer Banks, I have had the incredible privilege of witnessing a community coming together to...

A thanks to all for a very successful first year

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We thank all of our readers, subscribers, advertisers and so many of you that gave such great suggestions in making 2014 a very successful...

So, what’s it like on Ocracoke in the winter?

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For Ocracoke news, click here.   N.C. Press Association award-winner, 2017. By Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich Many visitors want to know what the island is like...

The winter of our, well, normalcy

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This commentary was first published in the March 2019 Ocracoke Observer. By Peter Vankevich Here are some of the highlights of the last few months on...