‘Ocracoke’ the horror movie? Stand by

Ocracoke over the years has been well-documented in video productions from its famous “hoi-toide” brogue to lots of footage featuring the much-awarded beach, ghosts, its light house and the devastation wrought by hurricanes over the years. What’s been missing is a full-length filmed-on-location horror movie. That has changed as a camera crew and cast showed […]

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The campaign end approaches: Ocracoke concludes early/one stop voting

The two-day early voting period on Ocracoke before the General Election ended Friday with a total of 356 voters, Viola Williams, Hyde County elections director said today. Voting took place last Thursday and Friday (Oct. 22 and 23) in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, the same place for the voting in the General Election on […]

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N.C. House Speaker Moore visits Ocracoke

With no fanfare, NC General Assembly House Speaker Tim Moore visited Ocracoke on Wednesday. When asked how he was doing, after having lunch at Howard’s Pub, he replied, “I’m on Ocracoke, it couldn’t be any better.” Coming down Hatteras Island, Moore (R-Cleveland) boarded the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry along with Jed Dixon, deputy director of […]

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Ocracoke passenger ferry service funding clears General Assembly

Perhaps few were surprised on April 28 when the N.C. Department of Transportation announced that it canceled its 2020 contract for the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry. Financial woes and a pandemic were a bad combination for it to resume this year. Then word got out that the North Carolina General Assembly was working on legislation […]

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Ocracoke School graduation to adapt to the times

After a tumultuous year, Ocracoke School will end with graduation like none other. Rocked by Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19, Ocracoke School students will long remember this academic year. The school year had barely started before Hurricane Dorian struck on Sept. 6 and damaged the school so badly, it couldn’t be used. Classes were canceled for […]

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Dorian-related debris stored in the National Seashore set to be gone by April

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent Dave Hallac praised Hyde County and their contractors on the progress removing the demolition debris from the Ocracoke Beach Access parking lot (lifeguard beach). The Seashore also on Tuesday released its 2019 visitor statistics posted below. “I am very impressed with their progress, especially in light of the myriad efforts […]

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