Accolades for Hyde County’s afterschool program

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The 21st Century Program offers an afterschool program, Saturday programming for families, adult education, and a six-week summer program, all free for Hyde County families

Shakespeare troupe to visit Ocracoke this week

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coke Preservation Society Museum, 49 Water Plant Rd.

The atmospheric moods of Springer’s Point

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Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Springer’s Point Preserve, located at the edge of Ocracoke village, has more than 120 acres of maritime forest, tidal...

Ocrafolk Festival set for early June

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Scenes from last year's festival are in the slideshow below. The 22nd annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival will be held on the grounds of...

John Simpson: A keeper of the island carving tradition

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By Peter Vankevich Even though he says his first attempt at decoy carving yielded “the ugliest bird you ever saw,” the folk-art form grabbed John...

Fundraiser nets thousands for Ukrainian student’s family

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The Ocracoke community raises $7,000 to help Ukraine.

Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival set for April 23

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The fourth annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival, produced by the nonprofit Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild, is set to take place from 9 a.m....

Ocracoke farewells

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Longtime residents Dick and Janey Jacoby move to Virginia By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke to be what it is, has relied on its residents to step up...

The five sea turtles of the Outer Banks

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This is a supplement to an earlier feature on the nesting success of sea turtles. By Peter Vankevich Worldwide, there are only seven species of...

Postponed: OPS art auction scheduled for Jan. 22

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its annual “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes” art auction at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Ocracoke Community Center.