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...

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...

How to get a good night’s sleep: Total darkness helps

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For Ocracoke new, click here By T.L. Grace West I have a drape over my bedside lamp to dim it while I read before bed. After...

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...

Some common island plants are toxic to pets

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Health & Wellness May  2015 By TL Grace West Dr. Mark Grossman of the Roanoke Island Animal Clinic in Manteo supplied the following information concerning some plants...

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...

Feeling too blue? Professional help is available

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Part I of II October 2014 By T.L. Grace West Part of living on an island means tuning into the weather and to each other. There is a...

Gardening for health and wellness

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June 2014 By T.L. Grace Did you know that spending time in gar­dens can lift your mood and help you sleep bet­ter at night? Research by Dr....

Health and Wellness: Chocolate, a health food?

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October 2013 By TL Grace West Those of us who adore chocolate are pleased with more and more re­search showing health benefits of eating chocolate: especially...

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...