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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Trip to Portsmouth Island with the Austins: More Than Just...

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July 2013 By Pat Garber Off the coast of east­ern North Caro­lina lies the re­mote island of Portsmouth, renowned for birds, sea­shells, and history. Acces­sible only...

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...

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...

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...