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Today, just a couple of seasonal photos. Looking for holiday gifts? Village Craftsmen's on-line catalog is filled with quality American made hand crafts.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Raleigh wreck closes inbound Lake Wheeler Road at Centennial Parkway
Island residents are canceling doctor's appointments in Nags Head and holiday shopping trips to the mainland.
The Winter Beach
If you live on Ocracoke...or visit here in the off-season, you know that spending time on the beach in autumn, winter, or early spring is a much different experience from being on the beach in the summer.
NCDOT to add fifth boat to emergency route
The N.C. Department of Transportation says it's adding another boat to the emergency ferry service set up after the Bonner Bridge was closed.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
More Ferry Runs Added While Bonner Bridge Is Closed
After consulting with passengers and officials from Dare and Hyde counties, The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division has established additional runs on its Stumpy Point/Rodanthe and Swan Quarter/Ocracoke routes to help increase access to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands during the closure of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.
In August, 1921 the five-masted schooner, Carroll A Deering , wrecked under mysterious circumstances on Diamond Shoals off the coast of Cape Hatteras.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Emergency ferry routes announced for Hatteras Island
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division began operating its emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe with limited service Tuesday night, and will begin a full schedule of runs on Wednesday, due to the closure of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Tuesday afternoon.
Bonner Bridge to close immediately due to safety concerns
The bridge carries Highway 12 across the Oregon Inlet and is the only road link between Hatteras Island and the mainland.
My grandson, Lachlan, is sometimes described by islanders as "cunning." You may be thinking, does that mean he is wily, tricky, and sly? Well, he may be that...but not in a mean or nasty sense.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Sometimes visitors to Ocracoke wonder how residents got from place to place before WWII, when the first paved roads came to the island.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
If you are on the island be sure to stop by Books to be Red between 3 and 5 pm. Ann Ehringhaus will be there to sign her new book, Ten Thousand Breakfasts , about 30 years in the Bed & Breakfast life at Oscar's.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
This Coming Weekend
If you are on the island, come on out and join Ocracoke Alive for an evening of Ocracoke squaredancing, desserts, and celebration as this island non-profit wraps up the year and thanks all of the folks who helped make 2013 such a success.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Ocracoke Island Holiday Schedule
Winter on Ocracoke is a time to celebrate community. Quite a lot is happening in December, as you can see from the list below.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Savings at Village Craftsmen
Starting today Village Craftsmen is offering a flat rate shipping fee of only $5.00 for any order shipped by ground through December 31, 2013.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
We have just published our latest Ocracoke Newsletter. It is a transcript of a 1921 letter written by Harrison Williams who was born into slavery in 1838 somewhere in the South.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
This photo was taken about 1955, just as we were about to board the Hatteras Inlet ferry.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Local author festival at Barnes and Noble
Here's an idea for getting ahead on your Christmas shopping: How about an autographed copy of a book by a loved one's favorite writer? And here's a chance at hopping in line before Black Friday: The Barnes & Noble at Mayfaire Town Center is staging a local authors' festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday .
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Wahab Coffee Shop
The building in the photo below is now the center section of the Island Inn. Originally built in 1901 as the Odd Fellows Lodge and Schoolhouse, it was converted to a private residence after a new schoolhouse was built in 1917.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Treasure From the Sea
Visitors to the island often ask about "the best place to find seashells." And it's always difficult to give a satisfactory answer.