Fantastical ‘Blackbeard’ musical blends pirate legend and history

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Editor's note: The Ocracoke Observer learned of a new musical about Blackbeard playing at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia, and a college student...

Ocracoke quilters create a block party in fabric

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By Connie Leinbach The Ocracoke quilters had a block party this year to commemorate their 40th anniversary. That party was embodied in the new quilt design--“block...

Some common island plants are toxic to pets

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Health & Wellness May  2015 By TL Grace West Dr. Mark Grossman of the Roanoke Island Animal Clinic in Manteo supplied the following information concerning some plants...

Two Chinas: A Leonard Meeker lecture

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By Peter Vankevich The late Leonard C. Meeker had a long, distinguished career in public service, diplomacy and social justice law. He served as the...

Sarah Searight new works on view tonight in Down Creek Gallery

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Down Creek Gallery's “Expose Yourself to Art” series of artists’ openings continues tonight (June 15) from 5 to 8 with new works by painter Sarah...

Traffic laws apply equally to bicycles: helmets, hand signals, lights

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By Connie Leinbach The Hyde County sheriff deputies on Ocracoke don’t want to worry that they’ll have to respond to a child who’s been seriously...

Health and Wellness: Angie’s Gym

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 June 2013 By TL Grace West Do you have a fitness story? Why not be­gin or continue one while on Ocracoke? Many people I talked with...

OPS Art Show and Auction slated for Saturday 

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Ocracoke Preservation Society has been collecting dozens of small canvases of art for their art auction fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan....

There’s magic in these felt creations

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Ocracoke is magical to many and now it has fairies to prove it.These are “Fairy Stitches,” small, hand-sewn felt...

Bottle trees: A bit of magic in the yard

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For Ocracoke news, click here. Text and photos by Connie Leinbach If you’re touring around the island and have a sharp eye, you might spot empty...