One islander’s view on the proposed noise ordinance

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Editor’s note:  Ann Ehringhaus got back to the Observer after we posted the noise ordinance article. We are printing her comments here. To view the proposed...

Ocracoke Non-resident Property Owners sound off on COVID, Hurricane Dorian restrictions

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  The Hyde County Commissioners received many letters from Non-Resident Property Owners about restricting them from the island...

Open letter to the Hyde County Board of Commissioners

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March 17, 2015 Open letter to the Hyde County Board of Commissioners Ocracoke’s Occupancy Tax is the only opportunity for the people of Ocracoke to choose...

Against offshore drilling

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Editor: If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the blessing that is our coast. It provides us with...

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 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...

Ocracoke School and community are notable

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Editor: Regarding the article (to read click here)  about how well Ocracoke School did in its evaluation, you all should be so proud of your...

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 on proposed noise ordinance from Hyde County manager

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Editor's note: Hyde County Manager Bill Rich sent the following letter to the island Friday afternoon.  Several letters from islanders were attached and he will...

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...