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...

‘I was gone and I came back’

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By Connie Leinbach Derek Rogers-Gilliam has no recollection of the day earlier this summer when he died three times. Gilliam, 36, returned to Ocracoke in August...

The island’s craft brewery, 1718 Brewing Ocracoke, opens Saturday

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For Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach As word got around the island on Saturday after 1718 Brewing, Ocracoke's craft brewery, opened at noon for...

Living the adventure: Life on a sailboat

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By Connie Leinbach Sierra Crupe and Brian Britton are camping on the water. The two are spending their second year living on Ocracoke on their 27-foot...

Durham youth taste life on a sandbar

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For Ocracoke news, click here This article was published in the September 2016 print edition of the Ocracoke Observer. Tomorrow we will post a follow-up...

Durham brothers play 50 days of golf in 50 states

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By Peter Vankevich After 50 days of golf in as many states, brothers Jack and Teddy Leinbach of Durham were ready for some Ocracoke beach...

Ocracoke Cigars lights up for business

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For Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach In Tom Cain's new business, smoking is allowed, actually encouraged. Cain opened Ocracoke Cigars, a cigar lounge in the...