A lawyer’s perspective on the power outage claims

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Editor's note: Robert Zaytoun of the Zaytoun Law Firm, Raleigh, contacted the Ocracoke Observer recently about the aftermath of the power outage that occurred July 27...

A few points about the power outage, financial loss and compensation

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Observer commentary By Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich Getting compensation from an economic disaster on the scale that affected Hatteras and Ocracoke islands with the recent...

Thanks to island EMS

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For Ocracoke news, click here Editor: I had a vacation to Ocracoke like many of you may have never had, before. I got to take the...

So, what’s it like on Ocracoke in the winter?

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For Ocracoke news, click here.   N.C. Press Association award-winner, 2017. By Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich Many visitors want to know what the island is like...
Ocracoke Island, NC, from above

Ocracoke needs affordable housing; Let the discussion begin

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Talk to business owners, young people wishing to work here for the summer and those who have year-round jobs and there is a consensus:...

Support the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Firemen’s Ball

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We wrote an editorial a few years ago that began with: It may be a bit unusual for an editorial to start with “Hey,...

Editorial: Our political and cultural divide

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For Ocracoke news, click here. This is a golden time for editorial and political news reporters, but covering political issues can be disheartening. For many, their...

Letter to the Editor from OCBA president

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From Rudy Austin, president, Ocracoke Civic & Business Association (OCBA) As our community and in particular the Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board, works through the public transportation...

The N.C. DOT should look for a ‘Level 5’ leader for...

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Editorial There’s a lot of discussion these days about leadership in all areas of our lives as leadership defines the success of every team, organization,...

Only on Ocracoke

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For Ocracoke news, click here See Editor's note below. B. J. Oelschlegel Broker w/Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty ...Before there was a lighthouse, we had a lightship to light the...