Editorial: A celebration of figs could be an island boost

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August 1, 2014 At the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association (OCBA) meeting on July 16, tourism director Sundae Horn briefed everyone on the impact of...

Editorial: Thanks to Tideland EMC and, with a little luck, Ocracoke...

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August 1, 2014When a community borders on the potential for a disas­ter, criticism of how things were handled is inevitable. Regard­ing Hurricane Arthur July...

Praise for the Ocrafolk Festival

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Editor: Thank you to the organizers and to all of Ocracoke for hosting the Ocrafolk Festival in which it was hard to say if the performers or...

Planning Advisory Board loses a member

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To The Editor: I was sorry to hear that B.J. Olschlegel was removed from the Ocracoke Planning Advi­sory Board last month. She was a longtime...

Editorial: Exercise your right to vote

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On page 7 you will find statements from the candidates for the sheriff’s Office of Hyde County and the candidates for the board of...

Planning board lost an advocate

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To The Editor:I was sorry to hear that B.J. Olschlegel was removed from the Ocracoke Planning Advi­sory Board last month. She was a longtime...

Ocracoke has to stay vigilant about many issues

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Ocracoke has to stay vigilant about many issues By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke can’t let down its guard. While it was reported in last month’s Observer that the...

Your right to vote is a precious privilege to be exercised

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Your right to vote is a precious privilege to be exercised   Tuesday, May 6, is the primary election. Although it is not a presidential election,...

Ocracoke: the red-headed stepchild

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April 2014 By B.J. Oelshchlegel As I wrote my letter to the Albemarle RTPO, in response to the idea of increasing the ferry tolls on the...

No one puts Ocracoke in a corner

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Ocracoke is “the little island that could.” It seems we’re always fighting for something here. Often we win. In early March, thanks to a lot of...