Thread Capital: Weaving a new era of entrepreneurship in North Carolina

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By Patrick Woodie, president & CEO, N.C. Rural Center Since its creation in 1989, the NC Rural Center has been investing in North Carolina’s rural...

From the archives: So, what’s it like on Ocracoke in the...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here.     Editor's note: This observation was published by the Ocracoke Observer in 2017. It is slightly revised...

Yes, you can make a difference on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  Ocracoke does not fit nicely into larger state issues, and there seems to be an endless need...

An Ocracoke riddle for animal lovers

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By Pat Garber This is a riddle, a sort of game, although the answers are far from amusing. See if you can figure out the...

Ocracoke joins the plastic straw-less movement; beach cleanup this Saturday

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Editor’s note: The following commentary by Rita Thiel is about her and Pat Garber’s campaign begun in April to eliminate plastic straws on Ocracoke....

The passenger ferry and the season of uncertainty

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What can be said about another Ocracoke summer without passenger ferry service? Charitably, it will be just like every other summer. Delivery of the...

Time to slow down on Ocracoke

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By Rita Thiel Life on Ocracoke is, in many ways, lived at a much slower pace than in your typical city. Slower in the sense...

Saturday is your opportunity to support Ocracoke’s fire company

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For Ocracoke news, click here   The most important fundraising event for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will be this Saturday evening (May 26) at the...

Work behind the scenes deserves our thanks

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In Ocracoke Alive’s Deepwater Theater show, “Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke,” one of the skits is “The Reappearing Local.”  It spoofs how, during their stay, visitors...

A look back at Ocracoke 2017; forward to 2018

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  As the year closes, we look at some of the top newsworthy events that impacted Ocracoke and...