Home Island Bulletin Board–December/winter

Island Bulletin Board–December/winter

Evening on Silver Lake. Photo: C. Leinbach

Since Hurricane Dorian struck on Sept. 6, 2019, Ocracoke Island has been rebuilding after the devastating flooding. In addition, most events have been canceled or held online during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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). Call first
.

ISLAND MOBILE MEDICAL CARE
Gail Covington, family nurse practitioner. In-home visits by appointment. Call 252-996-0511.

VETERINARY SERVICES
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 Community Center.  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.
Virtual on Zoom and occasional pop-up classes at the beach, not on a regular schedule.

All classes: $17 for visitors. Loaner mats available first-come, first-served. As of Dec. 17, Ocracoke Island Yoga will go to virtual only classes via the Zoom app. They will resume in-person classes as soon as they feel safe enough to do so. See Facebook under ocracokeyoga. 919-696-7179.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Starting Dec. 13, the United Methodist Church will hold Zoom services at 9 am. For how to view, see the church’s Facebook page.
Ocracoke Life Saving Church will hold in-person and Zoom services at 11 am. Social distancing and masks will be required. Details at The Kingdom Alive on Facebook.
Morning devotions M-F at 7 am. Both via The Kingdom Alive on Facebook.

ISLAND SERVICES

OCRACOKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
225 Back Rd., 252-928-4436. (Temporarily located in the Deepwater Theater, School Road) Public hours: Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. 

OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375. Closed
. Questions: info@ocracokepreservation.org.

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.

POST DORIAN SUPPORT/GRIEF GROUP–Free
Meets virtually every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 pm. On Zoom, contact Ruth, 252-475-0859 for invite to join via Zoom.  For residents and their families coping with hurricane PTSD and COVID.

NPS VISITOR CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy. 252-475-9701

Open for boat slip rentals and trailer parking permits; three restrooms in the back are open. NPS campground now open all year. NPS campground reservations, and ORV permits available at http://www.recreation.gov.  May call 252-475-9054 re ORV permits.

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.
Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, & March 1; 6 pm. On Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.

OCRACOKE CIVIC & BUSINESS ASSN.
Feb. 10, 6 pm. Civic affairs meeting. Community Center. On Facebook live or attend with social distancing.

WATERWAYS COMMISSION
Dec. 21, Jan. 18 & Feb. 15. 5:30 pm., virtually on Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.

Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority
Jan. 15, 9 am, via Facebook live stream

ACTIVITIES

Coyote Music Den: Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases on Ocracoke Island, Coyote Den will not be broadcasting any music until March 2021.

Restaurants/Lodging/Shops: For a list of open business over the winter, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The annual Ocracoke Through Your Eyes Art Auction on Jan. 23 will be completely online. Bidding will take place over the course of several days prior to Jan. 23. Then on that day, deadlines will be set for each piece and the bidding will be final. There will be no in-person bidding and no live event. Visit the OPS Facebook page for details

If you would like a canvas or two, please contact the OPS via email at info@ocracokepreservation.org and they mail canvases to you.

Early 2021 OPS events include the Spring Membership meeting on March 2, details TBD, and the Museum and Gift Shop is scheduled to open March 15.