Since Hurricane Dorian struck on Sept. 6, Ocracoke Island has been closed to visitors, but will reopen on Dec. 2. The island is still rebuilding after the devastating flooding and a number of services have been modified or suspended until rebuilding is completed.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Call 911
OCRACOKE HEALTH CENTER
305 Back Rd. 252-928-1511; M-F, 8 a.m. to noon & 1-5 p.m. After hours: 252-928-SICK (7425)
ISLAND MOBILE MEDICAL CARE
Gail Covington, family nurse practitioner. In-home visits by appointment. Call 252-996-0511.
On the island by appointment daily. Dr. Howard Ruderfer, D.C. 252-489-1688. DrRudy@mindspring.com
Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787. Ocracoke mobile veterinarian
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic is visiting Ocracoke on the second Wednesday of every month at the Life Saving Church. Appointments required. Call 252-473-3117. Check RIAC Facebook page on clinic day for travel delays.
Coastal Animal Hospital, 47959 NC Hwy 12, Buxton: Tues., to Thurs. 252-995-3960.
Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
Class schedule varies; See Facebook under ocracokeyoga. 919-696-7179
Yoga with Amy at Angie’s Gym
141 Sand Dollar Rd.
252-921-0182 or email@example.com
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 am. Hatha yoga class with a therapeutic alignment focus; Thursday last half hour Yoga Nidra (a guided relaxation meditation). $15; cash only please. Everyone welcome.
Ocracoke Life Saving Church (Assembly of God) and the Ocracoke United Methodist Church are doing combined services at 11 a.m. in the Life Saving Church
459 Lighthouse Rd.; Rev. Ivey Belch and Pastor Susie Fitch-Slater.
OCRACOKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
225 Back Rd., 252-928-4436. (Temporarily located in the WOVV studios)
Public hours: Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, closed Sunday.
Visit www.ocracokepreservation.org for calendar.
Supports the feral cat colonies. www.ocracats.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook. Donations welcomed, online or mailed. P.O. Box 993, Ocracoke, NC 27960
NPS VISITOR CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy.
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas.
NPS campground reopens spring 2020; date TBD. Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov
Off-Road Vehicle permits are available online at recreation.gov.
N.C. SHELL CLUB
To ID shells found on Ocracoke, visit online at www.ncshellclub.com/Collect.htm, or click here.
HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays, when meeting is the following day. Community Center.
Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept., Irvin Garrish Hwy. Use back entrance. Mon., Wed., Fri.: 7:30 p.m.