Sallie Senseney, UNC distinguished alumna, got her start at Ocracoke School

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Peter Vankevich Sallie Senseney, a tenth-grade science teacher at her alma mater, Mountain Heritage...

A father inspires a love of Ocracoke

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By Everett Long III In 1946, my father, Everett Long Jr. of Frankford, Delaware, started our family’s love for Ocracoke Island. He landed his plane on...

From the archives: Coupe Poor Submarine Carolina Man Learns

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here This story was picked up by several national news sources, including the Daily Review (Hayward, California) in...

Len Skinner’s legacy: art all around Ocracoke Village

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By Rita Thiel Finding the essence of an artist is a difficult, if not impossible, task, as the heart of many artists lies deep within,...

Decoy fans flock to Ocracoke Waterfowl festival

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By Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich As David Styron watched decoy carvers fashion duck heads from small blocks of wood in the decoy-carving contest during...

Historical article: Wahab to Hunt with New Decoy

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and more, click here The Second annual Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday. The...

Dan Robinson’s lifelong love of decoy carving will be on display...

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By Peter Vankevich Dan Robinson always loved the outdoors. Growing up in Beaufort County, he and his friends did just about everything outside, but he especially...

Quaintest Town in America on a North Carolina island: A view...

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By Peter Vankevich Island native Chester Lynn has always loved old articles on Ocracoke.  Lynn owns Annabelle’s Florist and Antiques  on Back Road and loves...

Old salt Captain Woody Outlaw recalls his seafaring days

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Woody Outlaw still vividly remembers the night he saved a ferry boat captain. Outlaw, a native of Wanchese, is a...

Christmas traditions Ocracoke style

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By Rita Thiel Douglas fir trees for Christmas may be the norm elsewhere, but on Ocracoke where there are no fir trees, cedar tress have...