General Island Information

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

Nest knitters needed now

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here  By Rita Thiel The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group has put out a request for knitted or...

Catching winter waves

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here  Editor’s note: Ocracoke Island surfers don’t let a bit of cold weather stop them. Text and...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Bufflehead

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By Peter Vankevich Here’s a quiz question. What do ducks and woodpeckers have in common? Read on.  In the waters of Ocracoke one can see North America's...

Occupancy Tax Board seeks grant requests

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The Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board will accept grant request packages no later than Friday, March 1, for funding requests for 2019 to 2020. The appropriations...

OPS seeks bids for public restrooms project manager

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) is seeking a project manager for a public restroom project on the Island Inn property at the corner of...

Old salt Captain Woody Outlaw recalls his seafaring days

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Woody Outlaw still vividly remembers the night he saved a ferry boat captain. Outlaw, a native of Wanchese, is a...

OCBA seeks administrative assistant

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The Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Inc., is seeking a year-round, part-time administrative assistant. The position will be up to 1,040 hours per year,...

A ghost on Portsmouth Island?

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke has its eerie side. The island is dark at night, even in these modern times....

Ocracoke Island lights up for holiday decorating contest

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2018 Holiday Lights Best in Show Winner is Miss Ruby's House, Eduardo Chavez and Karen Rhodes,187 Lighthouse Rd. For Ocracoke news, click here. Text and photos...

NCCAT inspires teachers

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here Text and photos by Peter Vankevich “Sea, Sand and Human Hands” could be the first alliterative line of...