How to weather this latest storm

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By Earle Irwin Between post-Dorian recovery and COVID-19, many on Ocracoke are asking, “How much more can we take?” While this article does not answer that...

Health and Wellness: Ways of feeding the ‘good wolf’ within

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August 2013 By TL Grace West You may be familiar with one of my favorite stories about a conversation between a Grandfather and his Grandson that...

Why do we feel so good on Ocracoke?

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By TL Grace West What is it about Ocracoke Island that contributes to what sometimes is called “Ocracoma,” feeling relaxed and “oh so good?” Growing scientific...

You are not alone

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By Earle Irwin Who remembers the 1990 comedy Home Alone? The movie was so wildly successful that four sequels followed into the current decade. Last year, Disney announced...

The need for both aerobics and meditation

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Health & Wellness Holiday 2011 By Terrilynn Grace West As the inclination to hi­bernate comes with the colder weather, I’d like to make a plug for honor­ing...

Pastoral and spiritual counseling resources

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Health & Wellness Part I in the October print edition addressed traditional medical resources on Ocracoke for depression and addiction. PART II: PASTORAL AND SPIRITUAL COUNSELING...

How to make meaningful change?

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Evening colors of Ocracoke's Silver Lake harbor. Photo: C. Leinbach Ask a Mental Health Professional Installment No. 7...

Is NC ready for Coronavirus? What health officials have learned from...

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Editor's note: As of March 3, There have been confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in 15 states. North Carolina is not one of...

First aid for fishing injuries

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August 2010 By Ken DeBarth We all expect every­thing to work out well. We expect to catch fish, have a good time, and return home safely....

If Dorian trauma continues, there is help

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  Ask a Mental Health Professional Installment No. 3 By Earle Irwin Question: Every time I think I got this...