General Island Information

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

Ocracoke Preservation Society annual wassail party and quilt raffle today

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Dec. 10. The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its annual Wassail Party today in...

OBX Community Foundation awards Ocracoke nonprofits disaster recovery grants

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The Outer Banks Community Foundation in Southern Shores has awarded over $70,000 in Rapid Response Grants to nonprofits that are leading disaster relief efforts...

Ocracoke Fig Festival will celebrate figs Aug. 16 & 17

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society is seeking bakers for the Fig Cake Bake-Off  at the 6th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday,...

Winners of the Pets of Ocracoke photo contest

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here The Ocracoke Observer thanks all of the locals and visitors who submitted many photos of...

Ocracoke Seafood Festival Aug. 31 to benefit Ocracoke Health Center

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To read about the Ocracoke Health Center, click here.  Volunteers and staff are hosting the first annual “Ocracoke Seafood Festival Health Center Benefit” on Saturday,...

Lifeguards: Protecting lives on Ocracoke

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By T.L. Grace West While I sat on the lifeguard stand interviewing our two supervising lifeguards, I was impressed with their vigilance--their eyes constantly scanning...

Raffle of original drawing to support OcraCats

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here On-line sales of raffle tickets have begun for an original, framed drawing of Ocracat “Scooter”...

Seafood festival Aug. 31 will help the Ocracoke Health Center

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Is the Ocracoke Health Center the most important nonprofit on Ocracoke Island? Maybe so since one’s health is one’s most important asset, isn’t it? There is...

Ocracoke Firemen’s Ball raises record amount

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich and Connie Leinbach The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department’s 14th Annual Firemen’s Ball May...

Hotline helps abuse victims

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Hyde County Hotline Inc. has expanded its services with a client services advocate...