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...

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...

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...

Regarding the Park Service Public Hearing

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Sept 2013 Ocracoke, NC July 17, 2013 I am J.S. Fletcher II, sev­enty-five years of age. When first on the Outer Banks, I remem­ber black or dark...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Land use regulation

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August 2013 Editor: With the recent adoption of two new amendments to the Ocracoke Development Ordinance (ODO), one regulating the use of travel trailers as full-time...

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...