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Contributions from our readers

Ocracoke inspires many of us–those who are born and raised here and many more of us who visit and even get the incredible opportunity to move here from all over the country.
We do not always have room in the print issue to publish creative and nonfiction pieces by our readers, but we offer here space on our website for selected submissions.
Send your submissions to info@ocracokeobserver.com
Thank you to all of those who submit work.

The Accidental Tourist

By Kay Slaughter  I’ve visited Ocracoke Island every year since the 1960s.  I’ve crossed Pamlico Sound on the ferries from Hatteras, Swan Quarter and Cedar...

Ocracoke: Abide with me         

By Kay Slaughter Turning the pages of an Ocracoke cottage catalog is, for me, perusing a vacation scrapbook. In the 1960s to 70s, I camped...

How do you remember Ocracoke?

By Earle Irwin “Do you remember when Howard’s Pub was on the opposite side of the road?” “Howard’s Pub was never on the other side of...