N.C. 12 open on Ocracoke; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry resumed

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North Carolina Department of Transportation press release date: Sept. 27, 2015 Raleigh – N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island has reopened this morning between the Pony Pen and...

Devil Shoals Oyster Company cultivating oysters for next summer

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  By Connie Leinbach Islanders and visitors can look forward to eating Ocracoke-grown oysters in July of next year thanks to a new business, the Devil...

Details released in Virginia lawsuit settlement with Hyde County Schools superintendent

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Special to the Ocracoke Observer from the Rappahannock Record, Virginia. By Audrey Thomasson  LANCASTER, Va.—Lancaster County supervisors on Sept. 24 agreed to accept a settlement with...

Rain storm causes road closure, ferry suspension

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Updated, Sept. 26, 11:31 a.m N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island was closed this morning between the Pony Pen and the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Terminal due to flooding...

A rain-soaked Ocracoke Friday

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By Peter Vankevich  and Connie  Leinbach Update Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m As you leave Ocracoke village towards Hatteras Island, there is a NC/DOT sign indicating...

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet

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Date: Sep 24, 2015 WILMINGTON — Beginning Thursday, the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina will enforce a regulated navigation area for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert...

Outer Banks Ferry Schedules May Be Disrupted By Windy, Rainy Weather

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Editor's note: The telehone number for the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferries is 252 986-2353 For the Ocracoke/Swan Quarter and Ocracoke/Cedar Island ferries: 252 928-1665 As you leave Ocracoke village...

Albert Lavon Anderson “Big Andy”: 1918-2015

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Albert Lavon Anderson “Big Andy," 96, passed away peacefully at his home on Ocracoke Island, NC on Sept.r 19, 2015. He was born on...

Ocracoke now has an official lost-and-found location

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By Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich  People on Ocracoke who have lost or found valuable items now have a reliable location to go. A lock-box has...