General Island Information

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

I’m dreaming of a blue Christmas…

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From Holiday 2011 By Ken DeBarth, PA-C   During the dark days be­tween Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will all be bombarded with advertisements, songs and carols, and...

NPS Offers Hiring Workshop for 2015 summer jobs: the Manteo Library...

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National Park Service News Release December 3, 2014 NPS Offers Hiring Workshop for 2015 Summer Jobs  Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh...

Beaufort County Community College Information Sessions On Ocracoke Dec 9 &...

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This includes Free trainings and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs from the Small Business Center  

Job Opening: Hyde County Utilities Department Billing and Collection Manager. Applications...

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Current Job Openings  Billing and Collection Manager; Utilities Department The Hyde County Utilities Department is now accepting applications for one Billing and Collection Manager. Applicants must...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Sunday update

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Today, the pirates will march at 10 a.m. from Blackbeard's Lodge to the pirate encampment at the Wahab House.  They will NOT go to...

Deputies to look into a secure lost-and-found

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In a recent editorial, we noted how Ocracoke does not have an official lost-and-found location. It is not unusual to see a set of...

The Ocracoke Health Center to hold flu shot clinic October 1

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The Ocracoke Health Center will  hold a flu shot clinic on October 1, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The health center files Medicare, NC Medicaid, Tricare, United...

Welcome to the Ocracoke Observer’s website

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Considering the digital times we live in, it was inevitable that the Ocracoke Observer, like the vast majority of print newspapers, have a web...

Heart like a river: local author keeps ancestor’s Civil War stories...

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September 2014 By Peter Vankevich Islander-author Pat Garber might not be here had it not been for Gen. George Armstrong Custer. She revealed this Aug. 19 during...

From the Observer archives (July 2007): Ocracoke beach named number...

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July 2007 By Jamie Tunnell On Friday, June 8, Ocracoke pulled in international attention as its small section of lifeguarded beach was named number one beach...