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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Commissioner comments on COVID-19 in Hyde County

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Editor's note: Tom Pahl is Ocracoke's Hyde County commissioner and offers these comments following the Hyde County commissioner's monthly meeting held virtually via Facebook...

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...

How ‘Black Lives Matter’ should really be interpreted

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The following op-ed piece is by a former justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, Bob Orr. Orr was the first Republican to win a...

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...

One non-resident property owner to other NRPOs: ‘Please wait’

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  By Mike Lydick I’m a member of an Ocracoke Non-Resident Property Owner (NRPO) Facebook page that was created...