From the archives: Ocracoke beach named number one

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July 2007 By Jamie Tunnell On Friday, June 8, Ocracoke pulled in international attention as its small section of life guarded beach was named number one...

Portsmouth Homecoming on Saturday to reflect simpler times

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The simpler times of days gone by will be the theme of this year’s Portsmouth Island Homecoming Saturday, April 21. Sponsored by the Friends of...

Ocracoke British Cemetery Ceremony seeks contributions

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 Note: address to send contributions is below.  This ceremony, organized by the War Graves Committee on Hatteras, remembers the sinking by German U-boats, of...

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...

German U-boats off the North Carolina coast in WW I

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January 20, 2015 Text and photos by Stacey L. Sutton While in recent decades it is has been revealed that German U-boats patrolled the coast of...

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...

A Fisherman’s Daughter

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  July  2012 By Della Gaskill Edited by Pat Garber Della Gaskill, 74 years old, de­scribes what it was like to grow up on Ocracoke Island...

A Blessed Life, Growing up on Ocracoke Island by Della Gaskill

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June 2013   Della Gaskill, one of Ocracoke’s wise and wonderful older residents has written and just released her first book, ”A Blessed Life, Growing Up...

International friendship and water blend in 75th British Cemetery Ceremony

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This story won third place in News Feature Writing in the 2017 N.C. State Press Assn. editorial competition. By Connie Leinbach This story was updated 5/16/2017 to...

Ocracoke’s Artists’ Colony

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September By Philip Howard “Is there an artists’ colony on Ocracoke?” is a ques­tion I frequently hear. “We do have a number of tal­ented artists and...