British Cemetery Ceremony honors ‘the bravest little ships’

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By Connie Leinbach The Royal Navy Patrol, of which the ill-fated HMT Bedfordshire was a part, put itself in harm’s way before any of the...

Ocracoke pony herd welcomes new foal

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The Ocracoke pony herd has a new member, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore has announced. A new foal, Winnie was born on May 3. Her...

British Cemetery ceremony May 11 will be the same day as...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here The British Cemetery ceremony and reception this year will be on the same day of the actual...

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...
Dave O'Neal in his Down Point Decoys Shop Ocracoke, N.C.

Collectors flock to Dave O’Neal’s Downpoint Decoy Shop

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By Peter Vankevich Ocracoke’s first Waterfowl Festival on April 21 in the school gym will celebrate renowned island carver Dave O’Neal. When you step inside his...
The Island Inn, Ocracoke NC, on Lighthouse Road. Photo: Peter Vankevich

Ocracoke Preservation Society agrees to purchase Island Inn

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Connie Leinbach The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) took a giant leap Thursday night and agreed to buy...

Christmas wreaths deck Ocracoke’s lighthouse

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach John Simpson looks forward to decorating the Ocracoke lighthouse with Christmas wreaths each year. The activity connects him to...
The Island Inn, Ocracoke NC, on Lighthouse Road. Photo: Peter Vankevich

Island group secures purchase agreement for the Island Inn

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach Although many details need to be worked out, a proposal to purchase the iconic Island Inn could have...

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....

Mainland Hyde rallies with food donations for Ocracoke

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For Ocracoke news, click here By Margie Brooks After the July power outage on Ocracoke and Hatteras, Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Jeffery Stotesberry was...