Ocracoke to get a pharmacy next year

By Peter Vankevich It may surprise some that Ocracoke does not have a pharmacy. The Ocracoke Health Center has relied on next-day prescription deliveries from Beach...

Save Ocracoke’s fig trees

By Chester Lynn This spring, as I was taking a scud around the island, I was looking over the Ocracoke fig trees that were sprouting....

Accolades for Hyde County’s afterschool program

The 21st Century Program offers an afterschool program, Saturday programming for families, adult education, and a six-week summer program, all free for Hyde County families

Shakespeare troupe to visit Ocracoke this week

coke Preservation Society Museum, 49 Water Plant Rd.

The atmospheric moods of Springer’s Point

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Springer’s Point Preserve, located at the edge of Ocracoke village, has more than 120 acres of maritime forest, tidal...

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...

John Simpson: A keeper of the island carving tradition

By Peter Vankevich Even though he says his first attempt at decoy carving yielded “the ugliest bird you ever saw,” the folk-art form grabbed John...

Fundraiser nets thousands for Ukrainian student’s family

The Ocracoke community raises $7,000 to help Ukraine.

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....

Ocracoke farewells

Longtime residents Dick and Janey Jacoby move to Virginia By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke to be what it is, has relied on its residents to step up...