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Ocracoke, North Carolina is located in Hyde County. Zip codes in Ocracoke, NC include 27960. The median home price in Ocracoke is $249,000. More Ocracoke information.

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18 hrs ago | Ocracoke Journal

Navy Base

The Ocracoke WWII Navy Base was much more than the Loop Shack Hill installation .

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Wilbur & Jo Ko

While perusing old newspapers I came across this article from August 2, 1974 in the Carolina Beachcomber : "This cover is a new print offered by Jo Ko, resident artist at Ocracoke, and the subject is alive and well at Corkey's Grocery.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Hatteras: The lighthouse that was chased by the sea

Lens: Originally a first-order fresnel lens. This was damaged by vandals after World War II and is now lighted by an aero beacon.

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Ocracoke Journal

Newsletter -- Ocracoke Crab Festival

For six years...1984-1989...Ocracoke village hosted a Crab Festival in early May. There were contests -- fastest crab picking, tastiest crab recipes, crab pot pulling...and, of course, crab races! A King & Queen were crowned, as locals and visitors listened to down-home music, danced, watched jugglers & magicians, and browsed booths set up by ... (more)

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WLOS

Security drills involve Hatteras-Ocracoke ferries

Officials with the state Transportation Department say the drills being held Sunday will assist in evaluating and enhancing ferry system security.

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Ocracoke Journal

Pirate Jamboree

This message recently in: "Chart your course to Ocracoke Island for Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree and a weekend of swashbuckling fun."

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sun Journal

River lighthouses: The smaller siblings

Throughout the past few weeks we've looked at the majestic coastal towers known as North Carolina's lighthouses a from the humble and quaint Ocracoke to North America's tallest, Cape Hatteras.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WLOS

Mechanical issues impact Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports three trips to Hatteras and four runs to Ocracoke were canceled on Friday.

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Ocracoke Journal

Shrimp...

Stop by Fat Boys Seafood on Lighthouse Road most days between 3 o'clock and 6:30 to purchase the fixin's for your seafood dinner.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Mechanical problems halt some N.C. ferry runs

The Hatteras runs canceled are at 11:20 a.m. and 1:40, 4 and 6:30 p.m., the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division noted on Twitter.

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Ocracoke Journal

Maurice Ballance

Today at 1 pm the Ocracoke Community will gather at the United Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Maurice Ballance.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Ocracoke, N.C., afternoon ferry run, return canceled

The 12:15 p.m. departure from Hatteras to Ocracoke was canceled along with the 1:25 p.m. return trip, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announced through its Twitter account.

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Jacksonville Daily News

Ocracoke's whitewashed beacon still shines

The only thing lacking is a mall. The Outer Banks have a history of lighthouses built after the failures of their predecessors, and Ocracoke wasn't the first to be built in this area.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Loop Shack Again

Two days ago I re-published a blog post about Loop Shack Hill. I included photos of some of the extant structures.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WLOS

Channel for Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry still not safe

The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation says the channel used for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry is still unsafe, meaning the run will continue to use the alternate route.

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Ocracoke Journal

Shell in a Shell

Some time ago I found this whelk while walking along the beach. Constant tumbling on the ocean floor had worn a half dollar size hole in the shell, but I kept it anyway because otherwise it was fairly well preserved.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Ocracoke Waters

Summertime always brings sailboats into Silver Lake harbor. I took this photo, with the lighthouse in the background, several weeks ago.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Burlington Times News

Season off to a fast start

Yes, annually the Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1, but it really doesn't begin to churn for the North Carolina coast until September.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Ocracoke ferries back to normal schedules after Arthur

The N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division says it's operating under its normal route schedules, and reservations are being accepted for its Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes again.

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The Washington Post

CNN weather guy on dire Arthur forecasting: a We at least scared those people out of the watera

All those who relied exclusively on CNN for their weather news had reason to be very concerned about Hurricane Arthur.

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