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Nathan Spencer: A native talent for waterfowl carving

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To read about this year's event, click: Waterfowl Festival is an island morale booster Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Nathan Spencer, this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl...

Winnie Blount, matriarch of one Black family on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Among the unusual street names on Ocracoke is one named Winnie Blount...

Former Ocracoke County Commissioner Tom Pahl looks back

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich When Tom Pahl was sworn in as Ocracoke Township’s county commissioner four...

Islander Lucy O’Neal joins Ocracoke Health Center

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here I ran into Lucy on the Health Center’s porch during the flu shot clinic...

Dale Russell and the rusty chains

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich This headline is not about a music group. Conventional wisdom says one...

‘Islands on the Edge’ online Thursday will feature Ocracoke

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A Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage online program, “Islands on the Edge: North Carolina’s Maritime Culture in the Time of the Pandemic,”...

Village Craftsmen reopens after Dorian

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By Peter Vankevich Six months out from Hurricane Dorian, Ocracoke continues to move forward as another business reopened its doors. One of the oldest fine crafts...

Looking back: New pastor’s intro to Ocracoke is a baptism by...

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Editor's note: Hurricane Dorian's damage will continue to impact almost all aspects of Ocracoke.  Stories of that infamous day and onward will be told...

To My Ocracoke: A Love Letter from the North Carolina Poet...

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Editor's note: Jaki Shelton Green was appointed last year by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as North Carolina's ninth Poet Laureate.  She is a...

Art and marine science converge in Val Kells’ illustrations

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Editor's note: Val Kells is partnering with Candice Cobb and and Melanie Wall of Bread & Butter Screen Printing to sell T-shirts.  All profits...