Mark Justice: On call for emergencies

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By Connie Leinbach At any time of the day or night, Mark Justice, an Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department medical responder, can be called out on...

Vehicle registration late fee goes into effect July 1

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Raleigh – Beginning July 1, North Carolina vehicle owners must pay their annual vehicle registration renewals by the expiration date or face a late fee....

Royal Navy commander remembers WWII fallen at British Cemetery memorial Service

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Editor's note: The following are the remarks by Commander Mark Lister, senior British officer at the Naval Ocean Processing Facility in Dam Neck, Va.,...

Obituary: Virginia Howard Austin: 1929 –2016

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Virginia Howard Austin, 87, of Ocracoke, died Wednesday, May 18, in her home. Born on Ocracoke Feb. 26, 1929, Virginia was the daughter of...

Hands Across the Sand scheduled for Saturday, relocated to Airport Beach

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Hands Across the Sand, a national organization fighting to protect coasts, has organized a 15-minute show of solidarity for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21,...

Events and live music week of May 16, 2016

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Tuesday, May 17 Greater Hyde County Chamber Issues Luncheon, featuring NC State Senate Candidate Brownie Futrell. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $12.50, Ocracoke Community Center Jolly...

Tideland offers help for the needy, energy savings incentives

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Updated May 17, 2016 Members in Tideland Electric Membership Cooperative, the electric company that powers Ocracoke, have until May 22 to sign up for Operation...

Ocracoke honors fallen British WWII sailors

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By Connie Leinbach Jim and Carroll Gray were young boys when they attended the burial in Buxton of a sailor from the torpedoed San Delfino...

Doc Mishler rides for hungry children

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By Connie Leinbach Tod “Doc” Mishler’s mission to spread the message of peace, kindness and feeding hungry children has taken him crisscrossing the United States...

State Senate candidate Futrell has strong Ocracoke roots

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By Peter Vankevich Editor’s note: The Ocracoke Observer will publish a series of articles this year on candidates seeking to represent Ocracoke.  By Peter Vankevich Many of...