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Information about Ocracoke Island, NC; Information about living on Ocracoke–a barrier island off the North Carolina coast in Hyde County

Golf carts on Ocracoke: Follow the rules of the road

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By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke, while indeed magical, is not a place where the traffic rules don’t apply. It’s a vacation destination and it’s cool to be...

What’s open on Ocracoke–updated July 5

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Editor's note: This post will be updated continually. Businesses should email info@ocracokeobserver.com with their seasonal updates. Ocracoke Island is open for all amidst the waning...

Occupancy Tax Board recommends more than $600K in grants to island...

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By Connie Leinbach The Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board recently approved more than $600,000 in grants for 2020-2021. Appropriations for Ocracoke organizations totaling $622,057, possibly the most...

OCBA seeks part-time administrator

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The Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Inc., is seeking a year-round, part-time Administrator, 20 to 25 hours per week, three to five days per...

OCBA civic meeting to be held Wednesday, another Hyde County meeting...

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  The Ocracoke Civic & Business Association civic affairs meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,...

A message to Ocracoke Non-Resident Property Owners and visitors

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A message from Ocracoke Commissioner Tom Pahl You may be reading this as you are making plans to come to Ocracoke, or you may already...

Replanting the island to save Ocracoke for the future

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By Pat Garber When Hurricane Dorian devastated Ocracoke, flooding houses and cars and destroying yards, the number of trees that uprooted and broke was mind-boggling. The...

Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board reopens grant process

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The Ocracoke Occupancy Tax board will entertain new, modified or additional grant proposals for essential needs focusing on infrastructure. The board made the announcement after...

OCBA to hold virtual meeting Thursday night

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For Ocracoke news and much more, click here  The Ocracoke Civic & Business Association will hold a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday (April 16)...

Easter Sunrise Service to be held in Variety Store parking lot

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Text and Photos by Peter Vankevich Ocracoke has a tradition that the island’s two churches hold a joint Easter sunrise service on the beach....