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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...

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...

From the archives: Ocracoke’s first 4th of July celebration

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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...

Tabby finds home in seacoast town

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For Ocracoke news, click here Editor's note: The Observer likes to find old stories in papers all over the country that report on the island....

100 years ago: How Ocracoke celebrated a Fourth of July

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For Ocracoke news, click here.   Editor's note:  The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, during World War I. The year...

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...

How an albatross got to Portsmouth Island

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Peter Vankevich Visitors to Portsmouth Island may notice a photograph in the school exhibit of a teacher and two students...

The Ocracoke boy who grew up as a girl: ‘Vera’ Charles...

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 The story below is from the Charlotte News Friday Sept 23, 1921,  page 18. Boy Likes Girl Life The Best Young Williams Decides to Go Back to...