Why would the Ocracoke Observer cover COVID-19?

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The Ocracoke Observer is news service that focuses on news and topics of interest to the Ocracoke Island community, Hyde County, our eastern region...

Ocracoke, my love

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Pour lire ceci en français, cliquez ici. Vanessa Boivin-Drolet performed on Ocracoke last summer. She is a songwriter, guitarist and singer of the Montreal group...

We’re still fragile but thankful for many friends

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As of mid-December, it’s been more than three months since Hurricane Dorian flooded Ocracoke Island. Signs of a changed island will be much in evidence...

A father inspires a love of Ocracoke

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By Everett Long III In 1946, my father, Everett Long Jr. of Frankford, Delaware, started our family’s love for Ocracoke Island. He landed his plane on...

The opening of the floodgates

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By Kelley Shinn Let me first state clearly that I do not advocate a staunch position, one way or another as to the reopening of...

Whither (not wither) Ocracoke?

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The seven-foot storm surge that accompanied Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6 impacted all facets of Ocracoke. Just after its strike, for variable times, the...

A tale for Halloween: The Horned Shoes and The Hundred Year...

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By James Mullis He mounted his horse-drawn wagon, removed his leather shoes, lifted them high above his head, and with righteous indignation he proclaimed a...

OBX Community Foundation director explains disaster relief funds on Ocracoke

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Editor: In the weeks since Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Outer Banks, I have had the incredible privilege of witnessing a community coming together to...

Federal reforms needed to keep delivering on the promise of a...

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Op-ed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper North Carolinians are determined, tough people. For generations, our families have weathered brutal hurricanes. But recent history tells...

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....