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‘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...

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

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...
Dave O'Neal in his Down Point Decoys Shop Ocracoke, N.C.

Collectors flock to Dave O’Neal’s Downpoint Decoy Shop

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By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke’s first Waterfowl Festival on April 21 in the school gym will celebrate renowned island carver Dave O’Neal. When you step inside his...

Down Creek Gallery changes ownership

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Down Creek Gallery, 260 Irvin Garrish Highway, in the heart of the village next to Community Square has a new owner. Islander Marissa Gross...

Young entrepreneurs: Kaylee Gaskins’ Hang 10 Smoothies

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  For Ocracoke news, click here   Editor's note:  This article was first published in the August 2016 print edition. It is updated at end.  Text and photos...

Ward Garrish has an alternative theory about the Lost Colony

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Update: Ward Garrish died December 14 at his home on Ocracoke  His obituary can be read here. By Pat Garber The story of the Lost Colony,...

Dare Wright’s ‘Ocracoke in the Fifties’ chronicles Ocracoke scenery, history and...

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By Connie Leinbach Just as Ocracoke in the 1950s welcomed New Yorker Dare Wright, Wright herself welcomed islanders to the Big Apple. A fashion model and...

Walk about Springer’s Point

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August 2013 By Samara Skinner   Springer’s Point is a 122 acre tract of land owned by NC Coastal Land Trust located on Ocracoke Island. The area...

Devil Shoals Oyster Company cultivating oysters for next summer

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  By Connie Leinbach Islanders and visitors can look forward to eating Ocracoke-grown oysters in July of next year thanks to a new business, the Devil...