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Concert on the Ferry
Last weekend I joined several other islanders in Swan Quarter for the annual "Music Across the Sound" performance.
On Wednesday I joined a small group of islanders for a visit to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harker's Island.
Seagulls love clams & scallops. They pluck them out of the shallows on the sound side of the island, carry them high into the air, and drop them on the hard ocean beach to break them open.
Last Friday I posted a link to an article about Ocracoke's sense of community. The article by Ken McAlpine included his experience listening to island native, Jule Garrish, performing at a local concert.
Amy recently loaned me a clever children's book, Der Kleine Nick und die MA¤dchen .
While walking along the surf a couple of days ago I stumbled upon two small, gray, but complete scotch bonnets.
Wind, High Seas Suspend Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Runs
Those wishing to go between Hatteras and Ocracoke on Friday morning have to jump on an early ferry or wait thanks to weather conditions.
Ken McAlpine is a writer who lives in California. In the fall of 2004 he visited Ocracoke as he was traveling up the East Coast.
Not a Shipwreck
Over the centuries many interesting objects have washed up on the beaches of the Outer Banks: bunches of bananas, top hats, crates of shoes, thousands of bags of Doritos, vegetables, marijuana, messages in bottles, and ships -- brigs, sloops, schooners, yachts, even a decommissioned Naval vessel.
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Faced with our own mortality
At some point and time in one's life, he is faced with his own mortality. It can start from a doctor's diagnosis, a close call of an accident, or a loved one's departure.
After the Storm
Late Friday afternoon a band of storm cells moved across the Outer Banks. After about 20 minutes of wind, thunder, and lightning the skies began to clear.
Seven-year-old Leo Bortiri's energetic life ended too soon
From left, Leo Bortiri and Oskar Schulmeister after going iceskating together at American Tobacco, just days before Leo left on his trip to Argentina.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Know Your Park Series Continues Feb 26 and 27
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group invites the public to a Know Your Park citizen education program presentation Sargassum on the Edge of the Gulf Stream, by Dr. Lindsay Dubbs.
Telephones came to Ocracoke in 1956. On the first day of telephone service islanders made more than 1,700 calls! Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter documents that historic day, and includes images of Ocracoke's first telephone directory which lists a total of 63 subscribers.
Our August, 2011 Ocracoke Newsletter, a 1991 article by Dr. Martin Rozear, recounts the history of the mid-19th century marine hospital on Portsmouth Island: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082111.htm.
NCDOT holds more public hearings on ferry tolls
The state Transportation Department is holding more public hearings on a proposal to apply tolls on previously free ferry routes and raise prices on others.
Every now and then someone finds evidence of Native American presence on Ocracoke.
Closings, cancellations, delays due to winter weather
With a winter storm warning in effect for parts of northeastern North Carolina and snow possible Wednesday in southeastern Virginia, some schools and offices are making adjustments.
Road Worrier: Coastal residents defy NC legislature on ferry tolls
Ian Gardner of Chicago, Illinois climbs the steps to the lounge of the Roanoke Ferry during a trip from Hatteras to Ocracoke on Thursday morning April 28, 2011.