Summit Focuses on Climate Risks, Response

Adapting to living with rising seas, larger, slower, rain-dumping coastal storms, flooding and extreme heat is going to take forward thinking, collaboration and money. “The planning for resilience, there’s no right way to do it,” said Jessica Whitehead, chief resilience officer of the recently formed North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resilience. Whitehead moderated the […] Island Features |  Full Article

Ocracoke Island to host 2019 Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks July 3, 4 & 5

There’s no lack of excitement on Ocracoke Island this Independence Day. The festivities kick off Wednesday, July 3, with the famous Ocracoke Square Dance and a fireworks show over beautiful Silver Lake Harbor. The fun continues July 4 with a full day of activities, featuring the Sand Sculpture Contest, newly-added island-wide scavenger hunt, a traditional […] Island Features |  Full Article

Ocrafolk Festival Friday to Sunday Will Celebrate 20 Years

The 20th Annual Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival begins today, Friday, June 7, and continues until Sunday afternoon along School Road and Howard Streets. This three-day celebration is chocked full of performances and events, kids’ activities, a square dance, workshops, food and artisans. After a long hiatus, the Steel Wheels will bring their folk music […] Island Features |  Full Article

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Copyright Suit heads to Supreme Court

The producer of documentary footage and images of the salvage and recovery of the 1718 Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck in Beaufort Inlet is looking to overturn a ruling that the state could not be sued for using his copyrighted material. The case contesting how state officials used the video footage of the wreckage is going […] Island Features |  Full Article