On Friday watch a virtual sea turtle nest excavation

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Loggerhead turtle excavation on Ocracoke beach in 2017. Photo: P. Vankevich To catch up on Ocracoke...

Ocracoke says no to euthanizing mallard ducks

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By Connie Leinbach Members of the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association Wednesday night agreed that euthanizing the hundreds of mallard ducks making their home in...

Ocracoke School gets an ‘A’

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En español By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke School is at the top of the Outer Banks class, according to scores released Thursday by the North Carolina Department...

Benefit concert in Durham for Ocracoke raises thousands

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By Peter Vankevich The outpouring of support for Ocracoke since Hurricane Dorian is a constant inspiration for those undergoing this trauma. Many creative fundraisers--from a lemonade...

Local residents wanted for Hurricane Matthew disaster recovery jobs

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    Updated Nov. 6, 10 a.m.   Editor's note: We will look into how many positions may be available on Ocracoke and nearby and report...

New N.C. Ferry Division director visits Ocracoke first day on the...

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For Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach Longtime N.C. Ferry Division employee Harold Thomas is the new director of this sub-agency of the N.C. Dept....

Coastal Whales of NC presentation at Deepwater Theater at 7 p.m....

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Update 1/24/15: The stranding number has been corrected below. By Connie Leinbach Encountering distressed dolphins on the Ocracoke beach this fall prompted David Mickey and Sue Dayton...

Leonard C. Meeker (1916-2014) Une vie extraordinaire

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Note: This is a French translation of an obituary published by the Ocracoke Observer. To read the English click here: Par Peter Vankevich Leonard Carpenter Meeker,...

State reps to visit Ocracoke on Aug. 27

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State Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston) will bring his House Select Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions to Ocracoke Aug. 27. After...

Hatteras Inlet shoaling too much for short cut dredging

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By Connie Leinbach An  underwater survey of the Hatteras Inlet near Ocracoke shows the sand is too plentiful to be dredged for a shortcut across the...