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....

Warren Ritchie: 1947-2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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...

Martha ‘Marty’ Brown Howarth: co-owner of the former Creekside Cafe

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Marty Brown Howarth, 61, died Dec. 21 after a vigorous fight with breast cancer and its complications. A former resident of Ocracoke, Marty had...

Buddy Howard, 1935-2019: Loved history, coffee and conversation

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By Philip Howard My brother, Lawton (Bud) Howard Jr., a recent resident of Ocracoke who had moved to Virginia after Hurricane Dorian, died unexpectedly Thursday...