Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree on for this weekend

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The Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree is on as scheduled for this weekend in Ocracoke, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The committee wants to do the event...

Joyce Midgett Spencer retires from the hardware store

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By Connie Leinbach An island era came to an end as Joyce Midgett Spencer concludes her final week after 37 years of working for the Variety Store, most...

Pirates to descend on Ocracoke for Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Oct....

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By Connie Leinbach Madame Grace of Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew says the purpose of their living history encampments is to ignite peoples’ imaginations, and that’s what...

Caesar: the earliest notable black resident of North Carolina

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By Connie Leinbach New research by author-historian Kevin Duffus of Raleigh has revealed that the positive identification of an African-American member of Blackbeard’s crew provides...

Important election issues are at state, national levels in the general...

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          By Peter Vankevich Hyde County elections on Ocracoke’s ballot Nov. 4, will take a second seat to many important state-wide ones. The reason?  Little...

Hyde County Board of Education approves budget without art instruction

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By Connie Leinbach The Hyde County Board of Education on Oct. 7 approved an $11.38 million schools budget that allows for the restoration of two...

Ferry officials discuss passenger ferry idea

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By Connie Leinbach The Hatteras Ferry terminal has a new supervisor, Chris Bock, overseeing the Hatteras Inlet operations and its 140 workers. Bock, along with...

Public Notice: Ocracoke chipper temporarily out of operation October 21, 2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The Ocracoke Convenience Site chipper will be out of operation this week, but should be ready for next Wednesday, October 29,...

The great Ocracoke October artists’ incursion

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By Peter Vankevich In early October, one may have noticed several artists at work throughout the village. My curiosity was piqued--enough to recall Redford and Newman,...

Ferry ridership stats for August and September show decrease in cars,...

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Ridership on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route for August and September show marked decreases from last year during the same months. Tim Hass, NC Ferry Division spokesman,...