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Features on the people and places on Ocracoke.

Artist of the Month Mary Bassell, Pastel Artist

May 2010 I always thought that pastels were just fancy chalk – just brighter in color. Soft pastels are actually soft chalky pigment and the...

Fundraiser nets thousands for Ukrainian student’s family

The Ocracoke community raises $7,000 to help Ukraine.

Shea Youell finds new adventure with the Peace Corps

By Peter Vankevich Former Ocracoke School teacher Shea Youell felt a duty to expand his horizons, he said on a visit to the island last...

Local programming thriving at community radio WOVV

By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke’s nonprofit community radio station WOVV 90.1 FM not only has new headquarters but also several new shows. The studio and office this...

Locally made skin care products aim to make you gorgeous

By Connie Leinbach Necessity is the mother of invention, and Katy Mitchell has found success with a product she created especially for herself. Her “Skinvy” line...

A story for Christmas

December 2014 By Kelley Shinn Before I moved into Conk and Micky’s home, just after the handshake that sealed the deal between Ron­nie O’Neal’s family and...

Treasures abound for N.C. Shell Club

Text and photos by Connie Leinbach “You walk the beach and you find treasures,” said Jan Reaves about her avocation of shell collecting. That about sums...
Dave O'Neal in his Down Point Decoys Shop Ocracoke, N.C.

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

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...

North Carolina’s most remote health clinic? 

The Ocracoke Seafood Festival, to benefit the health center, will be held from 3 to 10 pm, Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Berkley Barn. By...

Hotline helps abuse victims

To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Hyde County Hotline Inc. has expanded its services with a client services advocate...