Shipwrecks at Ocracoke

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August 2011 By Pat Garber While walking the Ocracoke beach the other day, just north of the pony pens, I stopped to study a configu­ration...

From the archives: A look at Ocracoke’s first 4th of July...

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Since 4th of July events on Ocracoke were canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  we thought it  would be interesting to take...

One hundred years ago: Indian runner duck eggs for sale

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For Ocracoke news, click here  By Peter Vankevich Raising chickens for eggs on Ocracoke is popular these day. We found this advertisement by islander M.L. Piland...

Irvin Garrish: Renowned island son

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By Connie Leinbach Irvin Garrish would have been amazed to see his name pop up on GPS for the major thoroughfare through Ocracoke named after...

Artists of Ocracoke- Elizabeth Parsons, Folk Artist

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August 2009 By Ruth Fordon Just past the Ocracoke Lighthouse and before the corner to Springers Point Trail, look to your right and you will see...

Joe Burrus, The Last Ocracoke Lighthouse Keeper

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August 2010 By Philip Howard The most recognizable symbol of Ocracoke Is­land is the lighthouse. This simple 75 foot tall white tower with a steady beam...

Beach discovery is a prehistoric portal in time

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Editor’s note: Spellings of Croatan and Croatoan appear in this story. Neither is definitive. May 2015 By Pat Garber Standing on the shore of Ocracoke Island and...
Earl O'Neal Jr. Ocracoke, NC

Island historian, Earl O’Neal Jr.: 1929-2017

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Island historian and raconteur Earl O’Neal Jr., 87, died May 26 in the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville, S.C. A memorial service is scheduled for 2...

Ward Garrish has an alternative theory about the Lost Colony

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Update: Ward Garrish died December 14 at his home on Ocracoke  His obituary can be read here. By Pat Garber The story of the Lost Colony,...

Russell Newell: 1933-2017, developer and poet/song writer

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Editor's note: You can listen to Katy Mitchell perform Russell's well-known song "Clam Rake" at the bottom of this article.  Ocracoke has lost one of...