Ocracoke character Captain Carl “Bigfoot” Olshenske: 1944 to 2021

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Capt. Carl Olshenske, 77, died unexpectedly on Sept. 22 in his home in Islamorada, Florida. Born on March 20, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was...

New N.C. coalition to focus on wind power

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Staff report courtesy of CoastalReview.org. A new coalition of organizations that work to protect North Carolina’s environment is turning its attention to offshore wind. The...

N.C. officials urge vaccinations to combat COVID-19

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By Connie Leinbach With a massive fourth wave, this week the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 675,000, surpassing that of the 1918 influenza outbreak...

Ocracoke events Sept. 20 to 26

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Tuesday, Sept. 21The Moonraker Tea Shop will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. The shop will offer traditional Chinese moon cakes and two or three...

Moon festival to welcome fall on Ocracoke

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The Moonraker Tea Shop will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival on Sept. 21, a full moon night. The shop will offer traditional Chinese moon cakes...

Ocracoke Wellness Collective: More than a spa–updated

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Editor's note: The open house originally reported for Saturday, Sept. 25, has been postponed to mid-October, date TBD. By Connie Leinbach The body is a map...

New Ocracoke departure schedule for Swan Quarter surprises islanders

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By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke Island residents and visitors traveling to Swan Quarter had to do a quick change on Tuesday when the fall schedule had...

Passenger ferry between Ocracoke and Hatteras remains popular

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From our news sources More than 16,500 people left their cars behind and used the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry this summer, and surveys revealed...

Ocracoke events Sept. 13 to 19

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Tuesday, Sep 14Post Dorian support/grief group – free. For residents and their families coping with hurricane PTSD and COVID; meets virtually every Tuesday from...

September cleanups on Ocracoke

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A number of local and international cleanups will happen in September. Every April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers across the state to help remove litter...