Advice and help, not pies, for a new island homeowner

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  Editor's note: During his recent visit over New Year's Day, Michael Lydick got his wish (see below)...

Holiday lights shine brighter this year for service dog Addie

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By Rita Thiel Addie, the 2-year-old Norwegian Elkhound and service dog to Ocracoke Islander Rich Canino, underwent successful double cataract surgery on Dec. 12 at...

Christmas traditions Ocracoke style

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By Rita Thiel Douglas fir trees for Christmas may be the norm elsewhere, but on Ocracoke where there are no fir trees, cedar tress have...

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,...

Mindfulness: Changing how your mind works

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Text and photo by TL Grace West Most of us are familiar with the often-used quote “all you can count on is change.” However, we hold...

You Me Us is forged in love

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By Rita Thiel “You Me Us,” the jewelry shop at Oscar’s House B&B, reflects a lot of love--the love Robin Macek, proprietor and jewelry artist,...

Hyde County’s amazing civil rights protest

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Editor's note: This story was first printed in the October 2018 Ocracoke Observer. By Pat Garber More than Fifty years ago, on the first day of...

Oscar’s House Bed & Breakfast has new owners

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Peter Vankevich Chad and Robin Macek have taken a leap and fulfilled a fantasy many visitors have...
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...

Treasures abound for N.C. Shell Club

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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...