WW2 project seeks islanders to interview

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The WW2 History Archive is looking for any and all civilians and retired military service people to interview for a comprehensive book on World...

Ambassador Leonard Meeker on the Cuban Missile Crisis

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This lecture took place on Oct. 23, 2012 at the Ocracoke library.   The Cuban Missile Crisis was  a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the...

The Ocracoke School 1973 Yearbook: innovation for school and community

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For Ocracoke news, click here  By Peter Vankevich Old magazines or newspapers can be fascinating sources for the culture of prior times, and so are school...

Clifton Garrish: fulfilling his brother’s woodcarving dream

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By Pat Garber Raymond Garrish had a dream of carving beautiful roses. He died in 1999, only 44 years old, of a heart attack, and never...

Try yard: A place for whaling activities

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Editor’s note: the misspellings inside the quotes are from the original sources. By David Mickey Drive up the beach from Ocracoke Village and just before reaching...

Civil War battles on Hatteras gave Union first victories

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August 2011 By Connie Leinbach Capturing two Con­federate forts on Hat­teras Island were the first wins by the Union in 1861 during the first of...

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...

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...

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,...

OCRACOKE BREAKS INTO THE LIMELIGHT ON THE 4TH

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This article appeared in the Wilmington Morning Star, July 6, 1914. We can’t vouch for all of the facts in this article, but we...