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...

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...

Randal Mathews’ open letter to the Ocracoke community

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Editor's note: Randal Mathews was unopposed for Ocracoke's county commissioner seat in the primary this spring, is on the Nov. 3 ballot, and will...

Joebell flowers on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Pat Garber One of the first things I remember from my early years at...

‘The Socialists are coming! The Socialists are coming!’

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By Robert F. Orr Mitch McConnell texted me the other day with an urgent message! If Democrats are elected, particularly Joe Biden, then America will...

Flooded! Ten months of frustration

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Editor's note: This story was first published in the August print issue of the...

2020 Census too costly to ignore

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Editor’s note: Hyde County has one of the lowest census response rates in the state. The Observer urges all Hyde County residents to read...

Tropical Storm Isaias threat prompts removal of travel trailers; Ocracoke’s commissioner...

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As of 6 p.m. today, the National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City reports that the intensity of the Tropical Storm Isaias heading to...