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The many atmospheric moods of Springer’s Point

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Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Springer’s Point Preserve, located at the edge of Ocracoke village, has more than 120 acres of maritime forest, tidal...

Ocracoke receives a Thanksgiving bounty

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By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke Island is thankful as it continues to receive help from groups far and wide. Help is a welcome thing on an...

Mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island begins today; more disruptions expected

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Here are some Hurricane Isaias news stories from Friday: Gov. Cooper declares emergency as North Carolina prepares for Hurricane IsaiasN.C. ferries assisting Ocracoke Island...

Hurrricane Florence kicks off with tornado watch; curfew begins tonight

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Editor's note, the  impacts of Hurricane Florence are just beginning and worsening rapidly. We will continue to update as more news comes in. Check...
a boat moves down a road flooded by Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian’s foray up NC’s Outer Banks leaves many stranded, floods...

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By Thomas Goldsmith and Rose Hoban Special to the Ocracoke Observer Hurricane Dorian remained a dangerous storm Friday morning although North Carolina’s southeastern counties have apparently...

Isaias now a hurricane; Hyde commissioners order evacuation of Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here News on this storm will be updated as necessary. By Peter Vankevich In advance of...

To My Ocracoke: A Love Letter from the North Carolina Poet...

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Editor's note: Jaki Shelton Green was appointed last year by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as North Carolina's ninth Poet Laureate.  She is a...

Hurricane season is just around the corner and we name names

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By Peter Vankevich No official statements regarding how active this year’s Atlantic hurricane season have yet been made, but changes may be forthcoming. For more than...

Jimmy’s Garage reopens after a month

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By Connie Leinbach Jimmy’s Garage offers “minor and major” repairs, and recently it got its own major repair as Colony Tire donated a new tire...

NCDOT aims to reopen N.C. 12 on Ocracoke in November

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From our news sources, Sept. 19, 2019. 11:27 a.m. After catastrophic roadway damage from Hurricane Dorian on Ocracoke Island, the N.C. Department of Transportation will...