The Birds of Ocracoke The Gull-billed Tern

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich The terns of Ocracoke Island can reliably be seen flying along its coastal waters and loafing on the beach....

Storytellers perfect their art on Ocracoke

Text and photo by Peter Vankevich Donald Davis runs storytelling workshops throughout the country. Every year he holds two of them in his home village of...

The perfect beach read for Rachel Carson’s coast

From murder mysteries to bodice rippers, everyone’s ideal vacation book is different. I always reach for site-specific literature.

The miracle church of Swan Quarter

Text and photos by Connie Leinbach If you’re in a hurry on your way westward out of Swan Quarter in Hyde County, you might miss...

Let’s fly! Kite surfers harness the wind to go airborn

By Patty Huston-Holm Wind is a constant on the Outer Banks and while it may scuttle the plans of kayakers or ferries, kite surfers relish...

An islander’s memoir of loss, hope and redemption

By Peter Vankevich How does a talented, athletic teenager deal with unexpectedly losing her legs and almost her life? Ocracoke Islander Kelley Shinn has spent the...

Folks furnish food and fellowship

Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Food for Folks brings weekday lunches to a dozen Ocracoke shut-ins, but the fellowship feeds their spirits. “The most fun...

Beware of summer dangers for dogs

Summer heat is upon us and Ocracoke Island veterinarian Dr. Laura Trent offers the following advice regarding dogs visiting Ocracoke. Beach hazards:Hot sand and hot...

Keeper of island treasures and figs: Chester Lynn

By Patty Huston-Holm Ocracoke Island’s best history might be just steps from the school. On Back Road, past the buildings where students learn and past the...

Coyote to return for several concerts

Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro, also known as the musical duo Coyote, will play several upcoming concerts in the Deepwater Theater before and after...