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Out & About January 25th, 2023

Mended Wing Theatre Company to bring ‘Hamlet’ to Ocracoke

Ocracoke Alive will host the Mended Wing Theatre Company with a production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Ocracoke Community Center. Ocracoke’s own Emmet Temple formed the company with fellow students from the N.C. School of the Arts. For their sixth season beginning this month,…Read More from Mended Wing Theatre Company to bring ‘Hamlet’ to Ocracoke

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Visitor Economy Weather November 29th, 2022

NCSU to present disaster recovery information hub findings in Ocracoke on Thursday

This past spring, researchers from N.C. State University’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management gathered insight from Ocracoke community members related to developing a virtual information hub for disaster recovery efforts. This virtual information hub could help Ocracoke and other coastal communities better respond to future disasters and crises such as hurricanes and pandemics….Read More from NCSU to present disaster recovery information hub findings in Ocracoke on Thursday

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GOV Top Stories October 23rd, 2022

Ocracoke to replace aged tank, assess island water lines

The Ocracoke Sanitary District got good news this summer when it was awarded two grants to replace the island’s aged water tank. The big-ticket, the Water Tower Replacement Project Grant, is for $5.6 million and will replace the 150,000-gallon water tank, built in 1977. It will be installed next to the existing water tank, and…Read More from Ocracoke to replace aged tank, assess island water lines

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Community Real Estate October 18th, 2022

Ocracoke Preservation Society receives land donation

Keith McDermott and his brother Arthur and his sister Karen have donated several lots on Ocracoke to the Ocracoke Preservation Society. The McDermott family, longtime landowners on Ocracoke, is interested in the properties being saved as open space in the village. After discussions with several other land preservation organizations, they decided to deed the properties…Read More from Ocracoke Preservation Society receives land donation

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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