New year’s resolution: eat more sweet potatoes

Health & Wellness By TL Grace West North Carolina designated the sweet potato as the official state vegetable in 1995, possibly because the state is the...

Ocracoke Seafood Festival Aug. 31 to benefit Ocracoke Health Center

To read about the Ocracoke Health Center, click here.  Volunteers and staff are hosting the first annual “Ocracoke Seafood Festival Health Center Benefit” on Saturday,...

Ocracoke Fig Festival to go virtual

Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Ocracoke community will celebrate the summer’s fig bounty in a new and innovative way Aug. 1 to 8...

Clam chowder at waterfowl festival will benefit Ocracoke Child Care

Clam chowder will be on the menu during the Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival Saturday, April 20, as the Clam Chowder Cook-off is revived.The seafood specialty will be available in the all-purpose room of the Ocracoke School gym and island cooks will try their hands at creating traditional and non-traditional soups.

Jerniman’s opens its restaurant

To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke got a new eatery on Friday when Jerniman’s opened their restaurant...

Health benefits of homemade chicken broth

By Henry Schliff In mid-eighteenth century France, travelers would stop at inns to rest for the night. Eventually, innkeepers began doling out bowls of broth...

Henry’s bread pudding: an accidental discovery

By Henry Schliff and Grace West If you’re looking for a way to use leftover bread while creating a sweet treat for breakfast or dessert,...

Organic coconut oil: A super food with many uses

June 2015 By Henry Schliff The use of coconut oil as food dates back as far as 4,000 years ago in India. It is a staple...

Ocracoke Fig Festival starts today through Saturday

The 9th annual Ocracoke Fig Festival begins tomorrow afternoon (Aug. 4) with a sold out dinner with guest Restaurateur and Chef Ricky Moore, of...

Numerous firsts at Ocracoke Fig Festival

Sept. 2, 2019 By Connie Leinbach Harper Smith of Durham watched with her family as judges for the Fig Cake Bake-off dug into the seven entries...