Where Have All the Mosquitoes Gone?

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September 2013 by Connie Leinbach For the first time since he began managing the Beachcomber Camp­ground on Ocracoke, Sean Death has had to ask his em­ployees...

Ocracoke still needs to monitor ferry tolling

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September 2013   by Connie Leinbach While the good news from Ra­leigh recently is that legislators have left the ferry tolls status quo, the word from...

 Local Fishermen Honored for Commitment to Preserving the Coast

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September 2013 by Connie Leinbach   You can’t really go wrong with helping build oyster habitat, said Gene Bal­lance about his and James Barrie Gaskill’s work...

The Flying Melon has a Brand New Building and Location

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July 2013 by Connie Leinbach A test of a business’s value to its customers is when it’s not open, everyone hankers for it. That happened over...

Foreign dignitaries humbled by Annual British Cemetery Ceremony

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June 2013 by Connie Leinbach Canadian Naval At­taché Commander David Trudeau was humbled by the an­nual British Cemetery Me­morial Service May 10 on Ocracoke. The ceremony...

State Rep. Paul Tine opposes “Game Fish Bill”

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May 2013 Representative Tine announced today that he strongly opposes House Bill 983 entitled, 2013 Fisheries Economic Development Act. “This bill is a thinly-veiled effort by special interests to accomplish one thing, to...

 Ground Breaking for New Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Building

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May 2013 by Connie Leinbach Ocracoke will have a new fire house in about eight months, following the long awaited ground breaking at the site of...

Rep. Paul Tine opposes “game fish bill”

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Representative Tine an­nounced today that he strongly opposes House Bill 983 entitled, 2013 Fisheries Economic Develop­ment Act. “This bill is a thinly-veiled effort by special...

Ocracoke Community Park Becomes a Reality

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May 2013 On an ordinary Tues­day evening in April, something quite ex­traordinary happened on Ocracoke. The Ocracoke Community Park Committee announced that the island’s long dreamed-of...

 Ferry tolls, channel dredging and Highway 12 are continued woes

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April 2013 by Connie Leinbach Ocracoke islanders and visitors have geared up for another ferry toll fight this spring. Eliminate all tolls on ferries in North Carolina...