Ocracoke Fig Festival starts today through Saturday

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The 9th annual Ocracoke Fig Festival begins tomorrow afternoon (Aug. 4) with a sold out dinner with guest Restaurateur and Chef Ricky Moore, of...

Lightning strike silences all island communication services

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By Richard Taylor  Local residents and visitors were awakened in the wee hours Sunday morning by two hours of intense thunder and lightning. That by...

Ocracoke passenger ferry resumes service

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HATTERAS – The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands resumed service today (Aug. 3) with the 1 p.m. departure from Hatteras. The passenger-only ferry had...

Wireless broadband project in trial phase on Ocracoke

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Text and photo by Connie Leinbach Two power outages in the spring and another over the weekend that knocked out internet cell service and phone...

Hotline slates a fundraiser for Nov. 4, seeks donations

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Hyde County Hotline, which helps domestic violence victims, has scheduled a gala fundraiser the evening of Nov. 4 in Martelle’s Feed House restaurant in...

Calling all bakers (and chefs): enter the Ocracoke Fig Festival Bake-Off

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An update from Sundae Horn, the Ocracoke Fig Festival coordinator New this year: A category just for pairing Ocracoke figs with Ocracoke seafood at...

Ocracoke passenger ferry service suspension update

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Reprinted, courtesy of <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://Joy Crist  Island Free Press on August 1, 2022 By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry...

Hyde County Commissioners to meet Monday

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The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in the Government Services Center in Swan Quarter and...

Ocracoke events Aug. 1 to 7

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Monday, Aug. 1Hyde County Commissioners Meeting: Ocracoke Community Center and on Facebook at Hyde County Public Information, 6 pm  Fig Bread Class: Ocracoke Community Center,...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree slated for Oct. 28 & 29

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Ocracoke Island will celebrate colonial life in the 1700s with a living history encampment and the Battle of Ocracoke on Friday, Oct. 28, and...