Six-year old raises big bucks for Dorian-damaged Ocracoke School

Kids selling lemonade is part of summer Americana. Sometimes, one of those lemonade stands makes the news. This is one of them, thanks to the diligence of 6-year old Lilly Anderson, a first-grader at Tiller School in Beaufort. Lilly’s parents, Rusty and Kim Anderson of Morehead City, were saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Dorian […]

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Dorian shuts down Ocracoke School; efforts to reopen underway

Like most of the village, the record-setting storm surge from the passage of Hurricane Dorian just after dawn on Sept. 6 severely damaged Ocracoke School, effectively closing it. School officials are optimistic classes can resume in other island locations in about two weeks. “There was water and mud everywhere, from 10 to 12 inches in […]

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Down East Community Thanks Ocracoke Islanders for Help During Florence

As Hurricane Florence headed to Eastern North Carolina last September, residents from Dare County all the way down to South Carolina had their personal Category 4 level of anxiety. Although Ocracoke and points further north were largely spared, it was not the case for those to the south and communities on the mainland that dealt […]

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Portsmouth Island Suffers Minor Damage from Hurricane Florence

Portsmouth Village suffered no major damage from the passage of Hurricane Florence Sept. 13. Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Jeff West visited the village last week after the storm to assess the historic site. “We lost three structures–the Armtech (a modern building), a modern fishing shed and one of Henry  Pigott’s out buildings,” West, said. […]

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Hands Across the Sand on Ocracoke Scheduled for Saturday

In early January, President Donald Trump’s administration announced a five-year plan that would invite drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.  So, with the real possibility of offshore drilling off the mid-Atlantic coast looming again, islanders and visitors will once again have an opportunity to show their opposition by participating in Hands Across the […]

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