Ocrafolk Festival seeks a poster for this year’s festival that wasn’t

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  From our news sources So what if we can’t have our 2020 Ocrafolk Festival?  We can still have...

Turning seclusion into something productive

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Ask a mental health professional By Earle Irwin Question: For those of us who live alone, this seclusion required by COVID-19 restrictions can be very lonely....

Words to help express feelings and soothe in a time of...

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Editor's note: This is the first part of a series on creative writing. We will publish the other participating writers in the next installment....

Mental health professional asks for your questions

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  Mental health professional, Earle Irwin, a retired clinical nurse specialist, has been available to all residents of...

Netflix gives the ‘Outer Banks’ a try

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  April 20, 2020 Reprinted courtesy of the Outer Banks Voice  By Peter Hummers For a remote group of barrier islands,...

An Ocracoke book review: ‘A Baker’s Daughter’

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By Peter Vankevich It’s fun to start thinking about how to approach a book review when its contents defy an easy classification. “A Baker’s Daughter:...

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...

Ocrafolk family reminisces about this year’s cancellation

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich For the first time since it began in 2000, the Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival...

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...

Village Craftsmen reopens after Dorian

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By Peter Vankevich Six months out from Hurricane Dorian, Ocracoke continues to move forward as another business reopened its doors. One of the oldest fine crafts...