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...

2013 BINGO SEASON ENDS

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As of August 27, 2013, the Ocracoke Fire De­partment ended the bingo season.At this time, there are no plans to continue bingo next year....

Sustainability

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September 2013 By BJ Oelschlegel I have spoken about the resources with which our community has to work. Some are not tangible but have a powerful...

Editorial September 2013

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While riding my bike early this morning,enjoying a light breeze and the quiet, I could feel the sharp edges of my annoyance with deadlines, projects, work to be...

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...

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...

The negative press sticks longer

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July 2013 By BJ Oelschlegel I was scooping ice cream for a family (my other job) and as they proceeded to pay, the dad made a...

Are we ever going to catch a break?

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April 2013 by BJ Oelschlegel As a resident of Oc­racoke, I have of­ten felt like “The Lone Ranger,” living in a small category of commu­nities that...