Not all who wander are lost

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Guest commentary by OcraCats Wandering animals on Ocracoke often are not lost or homeless, nor are they free for the taking. The island has a history...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A look back at Ocracoke 2017; forward to 2018

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  As the year closes, we look at some of the top newsworthy events that impacted Ocracoke and...

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...

Finding the ‘Ocracoke state of mind’

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For Ocracoke news, click here By Richard Taylor Soon I will be a permanent Ocracoke resident. My wife, Martha Taylor, was hired to teach third-grade at Ocracoke School...

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...