Saturday Aug 30
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.
Saturday Aug 30
Ocracoke has a number of impressive live oaks. They are old, massive, and gnarled, sometimes with long twisting branches that almost touch the ground.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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.
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 .
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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."
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.
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 .
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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.
Sometimes, as I read hundred year old newspaper reports about Ocracoke, I am struck with how differently the news was reported back then.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
In March of 2012 I published an Ocracoke Newsletter about Alice & Theodore Rondthaler .
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Washington Collegiate Institute
Ocracoke School's first graduating class was in 1931 when Russell Williams, Mable Fulcher, and Lucy Garrish finished the eleventh grade .
Sun Aug 17, 2014
This post is in reply to a reader's comment two days ago, questioning the 1885 offer to give away Ocracoke Island building lots.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
A Prescient Pastor
An earlier post included a quotation by the Reverend Jno.[John] F. Butt about Ocracoke.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Secrets of the NC coast
Jason Frye moved to Wilmington in 2002 to attend grad school – and never left.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Fig Cake Bake-Off
As most of our readers know, Hurricane Arthur was not kind to our planned Fourth of July Celebration.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Every summer Lou Ann shares her enthusiasm for life, her storytelling talents, and her love of Ocracoke with islanders and visitors.