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...

Remembering artist and Ocracoke Island friend Doug Hoover

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By Connie Leinbach A beloved off-island artist, Douglas W. Hoover, 52, of Archdale, Guilford County, died Aug. 14 of natural causes in the Hospice Home...

Louelle Midgette: 1933 to 2020

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Louelle Spencer Midgett, 86, of Rodanthe died July 8 in the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. Born Nov. 22, 1933, on Ocracoke, she was a daughter...

County Commissioner James Topping: 1952 to 2020

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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

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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

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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....