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...

The five sea turtles of the Outer Banks

This is a supplement to an earlier feature on the nesting success of sea turtles. By Peter Vankevich Worldwide, there are only seven species of...

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.

Locally made skin care products aim to make you gorgeous

By Connie Leinbach Necessity is the mother of invention, and Katy Mitchell has found success with a product she created especially for herself. Her “Skinvy” line...

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:...

Time to ‘shellebrate’ N.C. Oyster Week Oct. 11 to 15

By Richard Taylor As charter members of the new North Carolina Oyster Trail, Ocracoke Mariculture has added educational tourism to its thriving oyster-farming business. Ocracoke Mariculture...

A late summer sojourn to Cape Lookout

Text and photos by Ann Ehringhaus Each morning I say hello to North Carolina’s Cape Lookout diamond lighthouse as I walk nearby. I’m watching a black...