Gary Mitchell mines island music gems in new radio show

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich WOVV, Ocracoke’s Village Voice community radio station, has been around for 12 years and Gary Mitchell has been on...

Chronicling the emotional toll of Hurricane Dorian

By Connie Leinbach What was it like to go through a devastating hurricane like Dorian that inundated Ocracoke Island three years ago? The answers might be...

Sonya Allen: Communicating through art

By Peter Vankevich For many people, creating art is therapeutic, a nice respite from the many demands and challenges of daily life. What is depicted...

Ocracoke inspires books of all kinds

By Connie Leinbach A place with a spectacular landscape and colorful history is bound to attract writers of all stripes and Ocracoke certainly does that. During...

Remarkable women of the Outer Banks get their own book

By Peter Vankevich Hannah Bunn West has shone a spotlight on some little-known, impactful women in the history of the Outer Banks. Her new book, “Remarkable...

Shakespeare troupe to visit Ocracoke this week

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Ocrafolk Festival set for early June

Scenes from last year's festival are in the slideshow below. The 22nd annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival will be held on the grounds of...

Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival set for April 23

The fourth annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival, produced by the nonprofit Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild, is set to take place from 9 a.m....

Postponed: OPS art auction scheduled for Jan. 22

The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its annual “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes” art auction at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Ocracoke Community Center.

Reggae visits Ocracoke

By Peter Vankevich For years, islanders have seen – and many have gotten to know -- a constantly smiling, charming person of a stunning appearance:...