Dorian emphasizes the dangers of drilling

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Letter to the Editor Editor: With Hurricane Dorian upon us this week, everyone is preparing to batten down the hatches in anticipation of the coming storm....

Letters to the editor: On more sidewalks; Ocrafolk festival admission

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Editor: I want to thank everyone responsible for putting in the stretch of sidewalk along Hwy 12 adjacent to the Berkley property. It is so...

A battle with a rip current

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See Editor’s note following this letter Editor: On Sunday, Aug. 5, on Ocracoke, I was caught in a rip current.  I’m in my 60s and have...

Letter to patients of Hatteras Island Medical Center

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Editor's note: To read about the  Hatteras Village Medical Center closing, click here.   October 9, 2017 To Hatteras Island: The Board of Directors of Hatteras Village Medical...

Thanks to island EMS

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For Ocracoke news, click here Editor: I had a vacation to Ocracoke like many of you may have never had, before. I got to take the...

Letters to the editor express thanks to Ocracoke

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The following letters were published in the September 2016 issue of the Ocracoke Observer Thanks to islanders for their support Editor: We visited Ocracoke many times in...

You move to Ocracoke for the ocean, but you stay for...

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Open letter to the Ocracoke community Dear Ocracoke Family: As you probably know, a woman drowned here on Thursday and her daughter was flown to the...

Letter to editor: blame elected officials for shooting massacre

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June 22, 2016 (updated) Concerning the recent massacre in Orlando, FL, and the many others before it.  We should look to those who are responsible...

Letter to the editor: thanks to NPS

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Editor: Kudos to the National Park Service for installing the two new signs for visitors at the Campground Beach! The signs are large, attractive, readable and...

Thanks from the Village Thrift

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Feb. 26, 2016 Editor: We had a great opening at Village Thrift (Feb. 19) which would have not been possible without the help of so many...