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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

Hyde County’s endangered red wolves

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By Pat Garber Hyde County is home to American red wolves, one of the most endangered species of animals on the planet. While they are...

Hyde County’s amazing civil rights protest

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Editor's note: This story was first printed in the October 2018 Ocracoke Observer. By Pat Garber More than Fifty years ago, on the first day of...

OcraCats clinic helps control Ocracoke feral cat population

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Rita Thiel OcraCats Inc. held another successful spay/neuter clinic the first week in October. Veterinarians Dr. Howard Johnson,...

Indigo underwater eyes: Sea scallops

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By Pat Garber When you walk along the Ocracoke beach, you will come across the red-and-white shells of a creature known as the calico scallop. Although...

OCBA hires new executive director

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The Ocracoke Civic and Business Association has hired Ocracoke Islander Helena Stevens as executive director following a four-month search.  Stevens was selected from among six...

An Ocracoke riddle for animal lovers

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By Pat Garber This is a riddle, a sort of game, although the answers are far from amusing. See if you can figure out the...

Hyde County license plate agency to re-open today

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License Plate Agency in Engelhard, Hyde County, will re-open for...

OcraCats’ quest for Blackbeard’s Cat

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By Bailey Herndon Did Blackbeard have a cat on his ill-fated Adventure? OcraCats is trying to discover just that, and the search for Blackbeard’s cat has...

Outer Banks Community Foundation to allow staff wages in grant requests

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The Outer Banks Community Foundation grants program has expanded to allow for nonprofit organizations to include staff wages in their grant requests. The change is...
The Island Inn, Ocracoke NC, on Lighthouse Road. Photo: Peter Vankevich

OPS to hold ‘donation yard sale’ at Island Inn

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here The purchase of the Island Inn is a community project and the community will get first dibs...