Outdoor showers on Ocracoke

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By Connie Leinbach Chad Macek had never taken an outdoor shower until he visited Ocracoke in 2013. “It was amazing,” he said about that first time....

The truth about Blackbeard’s Flag

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By Kevin P. Duffus © 2021 The popular Blackbeard flag flown today was never Blackbeard’s flag, according to irrefutable evidence. If the notorious pirate captain...

New Ocracoke United Methodist minister arrives

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By Peter Vankevich It was a beautiful Sunday morning just before 10 a.m., the Fourth of July. On the lawn outside the Ocracoke United Methodist Church...

Ocracoke Fig Festival roars back after pandemic pause

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Richard TaylorSee slide show at the end. The charm of PBS celebrity...

Mini Bar opens on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Observer staff report A little bit of Europe opened recently in...

A Gulf Stream quest for the big ones

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By Mike Lydick It’s 5:45 in the morning. The sky is gunmetal grey with ribbons of pink and orange and blue to the...

Ocracoke events week of July 26 to Aug. 1–updated

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here This post will be updated as more events become known. Monday,...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree set for Oct. 29 & 30; scenes from...

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Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree will go on Oct. 29 and 30 but will not be at the 2018 level, which was the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise.

There’s magic in these felt creations

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Ocracoke is magical to many and now it has...

Ocracoke July 4 festivities rebound

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Joyce Spencer said she never smiled so much in her life as...