Remembering artist and Ocracoke Island friend Doug Hoover

‘Highway 12’ is one of many stunning paintings Doug Hoover created in his life. By Connie Leinbach

Louelle Midgette: 1933 to 2020

Louelle Spencer Midgette Louelle Spencer Midgett, 86, of Rodanthe died July 8 in the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

County Commissioner James Topping: 1952 to 2020

James Roger Topping, the Hyde County Commissioner representing Swan Quarter, died June 29. He was the husband of Goldie Rickard Topping. Details as to filling his...

Remembering Kathy O’Neal: 1953 to 2020

An undated photo of Kathy O'Neal. Doris Katherine Hoggard O’Neal, 66, of Ocracoke, died on June 15. She was the wife of David Farrow O’Neal Jr. Born,...

Retired lawyer, former commissioner John Fletcher: 1938 to 2020

Editor's note: This story corrected Mr. Fletcher's place of death, which was in Greenville and not at his home on Ocracoke. Ocracoke Islander John S....

Warren Ritchie: 1947-2020

Warren Richard Ritchie, 72, of Ocracoke, died on Feb. 24, at his home. He was the husband of Carol Davenport Ritchie. Born Dec. 28, 1947, in...

Community volunteer Barbara Jemison: 1947 to 2020

Barbara Jean Pierro Jemison, 73, of Ocracoke died at home on March 15 surrounded by loving family and friends, as well as her beloved...

Obituary: Zoe Ramirez-Ramirez–Updated

Updated, March 5, 2020 Zoe Ramirez-Ramirez, 4, of Ocracoke, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 29.  Gail Covington, a Hyde County medical examiner, said that per the North...

World adventurer: Sally Martin

Sara “Sally” Martin, 89, of Jones Mills, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 7 in Germantown, Maryland. She was the mother of Ocracoke Islander Kitty Martin Mitchell and...

Remembering avid fisherman Otis Hurd

  Ocracoke Islander Otis Wayne Hurd, 70, died Dec. 18 in Cary. He was the husband of Theresa (Bosse) Hurd of Ocracoke. A celebration of his life...