The mammogram bus is coming to Ocracoke

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The Invision Diagnostics mobile 3D mammogram unit will be on Ocracoke July 31 and Aug. 1. To...

How do you approach someone with a substance abuse problem?

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When the storms of life happen, professional help is always available. Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke Fig Festival to go virtual

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Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Ocracoke community will celebrate the summer’s fig bounty in a new and innovative way Aug. 1 to 8...

Advice on the return of visitors to Ocracoke during a pandemic

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Ask a Mental Health Professional installment No. 5 By Earle Irwin Question: Please tell me what I can do about this situation. I’ve got an overwhelming...

Facing the unknown

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Ask a Mental Health Professional Installment #4 By Earle Irwin Question: What should I know or do before I go into the ocean? Response: When I received...

If Dorian trauma continues, there is help

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  Ask a Mental Health Professional Installment No. 3 By Earle Irwin Question: Every time I think I got this...

Rockers concert on Saturday to feature 7-year-old drummer

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By Connie Leinbach Some places have world-renowned artists playing “quarantine concerts” but only Ocracoke has 7-year-old drummer Dallas Mason. Dallas, whose native talent as a drummer...

Ocrafolk Festival seeks a poster for this year’s festival that wasn’t

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  From our news sources So what if we can’t have our 2020 Ocrafolk Festival?  We can still have...

Turning seclusion into something productive

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Ask a mental health professional By Earle Irwin Question: For those of us who live alone, this seclusion required by COVID-19 restrictions can be very lonely....

Words to help express feelings and soothe in a time of...

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Editor's note: This is the first part of a series on creative writing. We will publish the other participating writers in the next installment....