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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

Ocracoke fan Linda Witchell: 1957-2020

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Linda A. Witchell. Photo courtesy of the family. Linda Ann Witchell, a resident of Washington, Beaufort County, for...

Merle Smith Davis: 1944 to 2017

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Islander Merle Smith Davis, 73, died Thursday (Dec. 28) at home. She was the wife of Donald D. Davis author and storyteller. Born Feb. 11, 1944,...

Leonard Meeker, 1916 – 2014: an extraordinary life

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Para leer en español, haga clic aquí Pour lire en français, cliquez ici. December 4, 2014 By Peter Vankevich Leonard Carpenter Meeker, after a long period of declining health,...

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...
Earl O'Neal Jr. Ocracoke, NC

Island historian, Earl O’Neal Jr.: 1929-2017

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Island historian and raconteur Earl O’Neal Jr., 87, died May 26 in the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville, S.C. A memorial service is scheduled for 2...