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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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Ocracoke News

Local news for Ocracoke, NC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Saturday Aug 30 | The Virginian-Pilot

Ferry goes the long way to cross Hatteras Inlet

The ferry churned into the northeast wind, slapping against whitecaps while Patrick Rice and his children sat in the back of their pickup choosing which wave would splash over the bow.

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Saturday Aug 30 | Ocracoke Journal

Interesting Pine

Ocracoke has a number of impressive live oaks. They are old, massive, and gnarled, sometimes with long twisting branches that almost touch the ground.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Arrest warrants issued for three men wanted in Seahawk statue theft

Authorities have issued arrest warrants for three men wanted in connection to the theft of UNCW's Seahawk statue in July.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WCTI

Hurricane Irene: Three year anniversary

The storm was one of the most powerful to sweep through the region in years, and eastern Carolina hasn't seen a storm come close to her power since.

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Ocracoke Journal

Taken

Several days ago a neighbor left on my kitchen table four pages of hand-written notes about the 1909 wreck of the German steamship, Brewster .

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Wig-Wag

While reading about a 1909 shipwreck on Ocracoke I came across this sentence: "Keeper Barnett then picked up the Creeds Hill life boat and towed her near the station and wigwag[ed] a surfman on the beach to ... come off with the Jersey boat and carrey [sic] the crew of said station on shore."

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Miami Herald

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast

Jason Frye moved to Wilmington, N.C., in 2002 to attend grad school - and never left.

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Business Journal

Longer Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route made permanent

The longer, alternative route of the ferry across the inlet between Hatteras and Ocracoke will be permanent, says the North Carolina Department of Transportation .

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

NOAA ship to chart the shipwreck battlefield of WWII

The NOAA research ship Sand Tiger will begin the hunt for the Bluefields for a German U-576 and the Bluefields, both sunk July 15, 1942.

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Ocracoke Journal

Changing Times

Sometimes, as I read hundred year old newspaper reports about Ocracoke, I am struck with how differently the news was reported back then.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Alternate Hatteras Inlet ferry route made permanent

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that ferries will run the hour-long trip through the Barney Slough route rather than risk running aground on the former channel, closed since December 2013.

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Ocracoke Journal

Alice Rondthaler

In March of 2012 I published an Ocracoke Newsletter about Alice & Theodore Rondthaler .

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Water, Water Everywhere

As you might imagine, people living on an island miles from the mainland have endured more than an average number of accidental drownings.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Washington Collegiate Institute

Ocracoke School's first graduating class was in 1931 when Russell Williams, Mable Fulcher, and Lucy Garrish finished the eleventh grade .

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Free Lots

This post is in reply to a reader's comment two days ago, questioning the 1885 offer to give away Ocracoke Island building lots.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

A Prescient Pastor

An earlier post included a quotation by the Reverend Jno.[John] F. Butt about Ocracoke.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Opry

If you are on the island any Wednesday throughout the season be sure to come out to Deepwater Theater for an evening's entertainment at the Ocracoke Opry! The two-hour show features local musicians, singers, and storytellers.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

News Observer

Secrets of the NC coast

Jason Frye moved to Wilmington in 2002 to attend grad school – and never left.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Fig Cake Bake-Off

As most of our readers know, Hurricane Arthur was not kind to our planned Fourth of July Celebration.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Ocracoke Journal

Lou Ann

Every summer Lou Ann shares her enthusiasm for life, her storytelling talents, and her love of Ocracoke with islanders and visitors.

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