Stories by Author: Ocracoke Observer

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OBX Life Top Stories September 25th, 2022

Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

By Connie Leinbach, OcracokeObserver.com Stevie Wilson has a possible solution to Ocracoke’s danger of losing the north end of the island and the ferry terminal. The line for the ferry to Hatteras sometimes stretches a half mile down N.C. 12, which is a new normal since the stacking half-circle has been almost obliterated. Hurricane Dorian…Read More from Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

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OBX Life September 18th, 2022

Make a walk in the woods a “forest bath”

By Connie Leinbach, OcracokeObserver.com Negative ions caused by crashing water can elevate our feeling of well-being, and so, apparently, can walking in the woods. A growing number of studies show that when people are exposed to negative ions — electrically charged particles that occur when air is under the influence of energy sources such as…Read More from Make a walk in the woods a “forest bath”

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Community Top Stories September 6th, 2022

Ocracoke Health Center seeks new provider as Dr. Erin Baker heads to Outer Banks Family Medicine

By TL Grace West, Ocracoke Observer Imagine experiencing Ocracoke for the first time with a medical degree and a 10-month-old daughter, arriving to interview for the sole doctor position at the Ocracoke Health Center. That is what Dr. Erin Baker did 12 years ago, fresh from completing her medical school and residency training in general…Read More from Ocracoke Health Center seeks new provider as Dr. Erin Baker heads to Outer Banks Family Medicine