Health and Wellness: The United Methodist Church

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April 2013 By Terrilynn Grace West Churches have exist­ed over time on Oc­racoke and address spiritual wellness. If you attended the Easter Sunrise service on the...

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...

Restoring the “Blanche”: A traditional Ocracoke fishing boat

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September 2011 By Pat Garber Seventy-five years ago an Ocracoke fisherman, Stacy Howard, commis­sioned a master boat-builder, Tom ‘Neal, to begin building him a fine new...

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...

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...

Baseball…and Cat

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July 2011 By Philip Howard Recent news about Oc­racoke Island’s new Little League baseball team, the “Raptors,” reminds me that Ocracoke has a long and...

 Ocracoke English teacher wins “Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament”

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June 2011By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke School Eng­lish teacher Charles Temple put the na­tional spotlight on Ocracoke May 13 when he won the first ever “Jeopardy!...

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...

The Fishermen’s Quilt

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  August 2010  By Pat Garber “There is nothing--ab­solutely nothing-- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats’ That is what Water Rat told...

Joe Burrus, The Last Ocracoke Lighthouse Keeper

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