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Features on the people and places on Ocracoke.

Reggae visits Ocracoke

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By Peter Vankevich For years, islanders have seen – and many have gotten to know -- a constantly smiling, charming person of a stunning appearance:...

New Ocracoke United Methodist minister arrives

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By Peter Vankevich It was a beautiful Sunday morning just before 10 a.m., the Fourth of July. On the lawn outside the Ocracoke United Methodist Church...

Mini Bar opens on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Observer staff report A little bit of Europe opened recently in...

Farewell and thank-you potluck for Pastor Susie

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By Peter Vankevich After two years at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Pastor Susie Fitch-Slater will return to her home church, Bethany United Methodist...

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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By Connie Leinbach Among the unusual street names on Ocracoke is one named Winnie Blount Road, which is off Cedar Lane alongside the bank. Across the...

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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I ran into Lucy on the Health Center’s porch during the flu shot clinic a few weeks ago. While prepping my arm, with a...

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,”...