COVID-19 will be on the island soon if not already; What...

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There was good public health news last week when a mass testing event for COVID-19 in the National Park Service parking lot on Ocracoke...

2020 Census too costly to ignore

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Editor’s note: Hyde County has one of the lowest census response rates in the state. The Observer urges all Hyde County residents to read...

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 delicious food and revenue from tourists...

Tropical Storm Isaias threat prompts removal of travel trailers; Ocracoke’s commissioner...

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As of 6 p.m. today, the National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City reports that the intensity of the Tropical Storm Isaias heading to...

Commissioner comments on COVID-19 in Hyde County

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Editor's note: Tom Pahl is Ocracoke's Hyde County commissioner and offers these comments following the Hyde County commissioner's monthly meeting held virtually via Facebook...
Black Lives Matter march on Ocracoke June 28, 2020

Peaceful marches are possible

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Captain Jason Daniels wants everyone to know that the Hyde County Sheriff deputies on Ocracoke are peacekeepers first. And the Black Lives Matter march at...

How ‘Black Lives Matter’ should really be interpreted

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The following op-ed piece is by a former justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, Bob Orr. Orr was the first Republican to win a...

A strategy for fully funding the ferry service

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  By Tom Pahl Ocracoke's Hyde County commissioner Ferry passengers have been reporting lately that they have waited in line...

Why I love my hometown newspaper

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  Community print newspapers are an endangered species. They serve an important role for the community as Jock...

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...