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Features on the people and places on Ocracoke.

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Irvin Garrish: Renowned island son

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By Connie Leinbach Irvin Garrish would have been amazed to see his name pop up on GPS for the major thoroughfare through Ocracoke named after...

Ocracoke Station and Beachcomber Campground sold

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich The Ocracoke Station & Beachcomber campground is under new ownership and plans are...