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...

Editorial: Let’s get the ferry messaging sign working

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here  There was a lot of positive excitement back in early 2016 when the North Carolina...

Saturday is your opportunity to support Ocracoke’s fire company

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For Ocracoke news, click here   The most important fundraising event for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will be this Saturday evening (May 26) at the...

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...

Hurricane Florence: The water always wins

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By Jessica Whitehead Just after Labor Day, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (commonly known as “the European model” or “the Euro”) hinted that...

Ocracoke Escape Room presents piratical puzzle

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Zoe Howard During the introduction to the Ocracoke Escape Room, I was presented with a...

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....

Sen. Thom Tillis on Lake Mattamuskeet

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Editor's note: The Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan can be viewed by clicking here.   Lake Mattamuskeet needs our help. Covering about 40,000 acres in Hyde...

A lawyer’s perspective on the power outage claims

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Editor's note: Robert Zaytoun of the Zaytoun Law Firm, Raleigh, contacted the Ocracoke Observer recently about the aftermath of the power outage that occurred July 27...

Only on Ocracoke

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For Ocracoke news, click here See Editor's note below. B. J. Oelschlegel Broker w/Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty ...Before there was a lighthouse, we had a lightship to light the...