Ocracoke character Captain Carl “Bigfoot” Olshenske: 1944 to 2021

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Capt. Carl Olshenske, 77, died unexpectedly on Sept. 22 in his home in Islamorada, Florida. Born on March 20, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was...

Former islander Kathy Ortman: 1949 to 2021

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Kathleen Schrode Ortman, 72, of Glebe Harbor, Westmoreland County, Virginia, died July 31. She was the wife of George Ortman, who was the principal of...

Former islander Phyllis Wall: 1936 to 2021

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Former islander Phyllis Ann Wall, 85, died on Sunday, July 18, in Winchester, Virginia. Born Feb. 11, 1936, in Minnesota, Phyllis was a daughter of...

Isaac ‘Ikey’ Delano O’Neal Jr.: 1961-2021

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Ocracoke lost a native son, Isaac “Ikey” Delano O’Neal Jr. on May 17, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Born in Sea Level, Carteret...

Lindsey Howard: 1942-2021

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From our news services Lindsey Baugham Howard, 79, of Elizabeth City, died Thursday, June 24, at home. Born March 16, 1942, in Wilmington, Delaware, he was...

Island son William Daniel “Bill” Gaskill, Sr.: 1939 to 2021

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William Daniel "Bill" Gaskill Sr. of Ocracoke died April 27 at his home. He was the husband of Alda Vann, at home. Born Dec. 6,...

Island friend John Golden: 1941 to 2021

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The Ocracoke community and many others mourn the death Friday night of John Golden, 79, of Wilmington. He was married to Mary Ellen Golden. Born March...

Marc Basnight, dean of Dare County & N.C. politics, dies at...

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Reprinted courtesy of OBX Today December 28, 2020 By Sam Walker Marc Basnight, the dean of politics in Dare County and North Carolina for decades,...

Ocracoke fan Linda Witchell: 1957-2020

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Linda Ann Witchell, a resident of Washington, Beaufort County, for more than 30 years, died unexpectedly on Aug. 30. Born Nov. 23, 1957, in Stuttgart,...

Island daughter Helen ‘Tink’ Helpenstill: 1934-2020

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Helen Brittina (Tink) Helpenstill, 86, died peacefully on Aug. 18 at her home in Eagle, Alaska, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She...