Message in a bottle found on Ocracoke came from Canada

Flotsam bottles containing messages are one of those treasures that beachcombers dream of finding. Roy and Ann Huntley of Raleigh, who have a house on Ocracoke and visit frequently, got a longtime wish when they found such a bottle on the beach last November. “I mean, I was pretty excited,” Roy said. “I never found […]

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Hyde schools to return to in-person learning

Following Gov. Roy Cooper’s call Tuesday afternoon for public schools to reopen, the Hyde County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to authorize in-person learning for both the mainland and Ocracoke. Though Plan B is effective immediately, Ocracoke School is not yet fully open, though one-on-one instruction will be allowed, and mainland schools will open […]

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Variety Store sets special early hours for COVID-19 high-risk people

Today, Saturday, May 16, the day visitors are welcomed back to the island, island businesses are getting ready for the season. The Ocracoke Variety Store will be among some businesses that will encourage the wearing of face masks during this COVID-19 pandemic. The store also will institute a special shopping time from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. […]

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