Sustainability

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September 2013 By BJ Oelschlegel I have spoken about the resources with which our community has to work. Some are not tangible but have a powerful...

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...

The passenger ferry ripple effect and village safety redux

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The ongoing passenger-ferry saga has had its share of twists and turns.  In March when the nearly completed Ocracoke Express failed inspections, few islanders...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dispatch from Raleigh: In wake of gerrymandering ruling, give reform a...

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Editor's note: We are posting this commentary from Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, regarding the issue of gerrymandering.   Thirty percent of...

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...