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...

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...

An Ocracoke riddle for animal lovers

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By Pat Garber This is a riddle, a sort of game, although the answers are far from amusing. See if you can figure out the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Time to slow down on Ocracoke

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By Rita Thiel Life on Ocracoke is, in many ways, lived at a much slower pace than in your typical city. Slower in the sense...