Island Bulletin Board

Pelican wings over the water of Silver Lake. Photo: C. Leinbach

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

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.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE
On the island by appointment daily. Dr. Howard Ruderfer, D.C. 252-489-1688.  DrRudy@mindspring.com

VETERINARY SERVICES
Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787. Ocracoke mobile veterinarian. (Off island through May 2020)
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.

MOVEMENT

YOGA
Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
Class schedule varies; See Facebook under ocracokeyoga. 919-696-7179. Online only for now.

Yoga with Amy at Angie’s Gym
141 Sand Dollar Rd.
252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net
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.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Ocracoke Life Saving Church (Assembly of God) and the Ocracoke United Methodist Church are doing combined services online with Rev. Ivey Belch and Pastor Susie Fitch-Slater.

ISLAND SERVICES

Most events are canceled and organizations are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 http://www.ocracokepreservation.org for calendar.

OCRACATS
Supports the feral cat colonies. http://www.ocracats.org, email ocracats@gmail.com 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 http://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 http://www.ncshellclub.com/Collect.htm, or click here.

MEETINGS

HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays, when meeting is the following day. Community Center.

AA
Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept., Irvin Garrish Hwy.  Use back entrance. Mon., Wed., Fri.: 7:30 p.m.