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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.

Ocracoke, my love

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Pour lire ceci en français, cliquez ici. Vanessa Boivin-Drolet performed on Ocracoke last summer. She is a songwriter, guitarist and singer of the Montreal group...

A father inspires a love of Ocracoke

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By Everett Long III In 1946, my father, Everett Long Jr. of Frankford, Delaware, started our family’s love for Ocracoke Island. He landed his plane on...

The Accidental Tourist

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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...