New Ocracoke United Methodist minister arrives

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By Peter Vankevich It was a beautiful Sunday morning just before 10 a.m., the Fourth of July. On the lawn outside the Ocracoke United Methodist Church...

Ocracoke Fig Festival roars back after pandemic pause

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By Richard TaylorSee slide show at the end. The charm of PBS celebrity chef Vivian Howard, participation by numerous fig-themed vendors, record entries in the...

Mini Bar opens on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Observer staff report A little bit of Europe opened recently in...

A Gulf Stream quest for the big ones

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By Mike Lydick It’s 5:45 in the morning. The sky is gunmetal grey with ribbons of pink and orange and blue to the east of...

Ocracoke events week of July 26 to Aug. 1–updated

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here This post will be updated as more events become known. Monday,...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree set for Oct. 29 & 30; scenes from...

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Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree will go on Oct. 29 and 30 but will not be at the 2018 level, which was the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise.

There’s magic in these felt creations

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Ocracoke is magical to many and now it has fairies to prove it.These are “Fairy Stitches,” small, hand-sewn felt...

Ocracoke July 4 festivities rebound

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By Connie Leinbach Joyce Spencer said she never smiled so much in her life as she did while she was the grand marshal of the...

Ocracoke events July 5 to 11

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Monday, July 5Holiday with many offices closed. Tuesday, July 6Hyde County Transit bus from Ocracoke to Avon. For information, call 252-926-1637. Also traveling up the...
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is just a short ways beyond the Hatteras ferry terminal. Photo: C. Leinbach

Graveyard of the Atlantic seeks OBX scenes for photo contest

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HATTERAS — The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Dr. in Hatteras, just south of the ferry terminal, seeks photos of the Outer...