18 hrs ago
The Ocracoke WWII Navy Base was much more than the Loop Shack Hill installation .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
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)
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
This message recently in: "Chart your course to Ocracoke Island for Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree and a weekend of swashbuckling fun."
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
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.
Today at 1 pm the Ocracoke Community will gather at the United Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Maurice Ballance.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
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.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
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.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Summertime always brings sailboats into Silver Lake harbor. I took this photo, with the lighthouse in the background, several weeks ago.
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.
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.