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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.

A father inspires a love of Ocracoke

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...

A tale for Halloween: The Horned Shoes and The Hundred Year...

By James Mullis He mounted his horse-drawn wagon, removed his leather shoes, lifted them high above his head, and with righteous indignation he proclaimed a...

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...