Thread Capital: Weaving a new era of entrepreneurship in North Carolina

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By Patrick Woodie, president & CEO, N.C. Rural Center Since its creation in 1989, the NC Rural Center has been investing in North Carolina’s rural...

Early Gifts

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By Pat Garber Christmas has not yet arrived, but already this month I have received three gifts of inestimable value. The first came when, passing by my...

Former Hyde commissioner: Budget impasse is unfortunate for all

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Editor’s note: Former Hyde County Commissioner for Ocracoke, Tom Pahl, responds to the latest turn of events in the funding dispute between the Hyde...

Ending gerrymandering would improve voting equality

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May 2015 By Bob Phillips Your state lawmakers working in Raleigh this legislative session have one main task and that is to write and adopt a...

Whither (not wither) Ocracoke?

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The seven-foot storm surge that accompanied Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6 impacted all facets of Ocracoke. Just after its strike, for variable times, the...

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...

Are we ever going to catch a break?

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April 2013 by BJ Oelschlegel As a resident of Oc­racoke, I have of­ten felt like “The Lone Ranger,” living in a small category of commu­nities that...

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...

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 opening of the floodgates

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By Kelley Shinn Let me first state clearly that I do not advocate a staunch position, one way or another as to the reopening of...