Ocracoke residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are being asked to attend a meeting Jan. 27 and fill in a short survey on ways the community can be more resilient.
The diamond terrapin population, which has not fully recovered from the turtle soup trend of the late 19th century, faces a new challenge to its survival: phragmites.
William Howard, who purchased Ocracoke Island back in 1759, had the same name as a notorious pirate who, decades earlier, was Capt. Benjamin Hornigold’s quartermaster and sailed with Blackbeard, but was this mere coincidence or were they one and the same?
Ocracoke is set to host its eighth annual, three-day Fig Festival this weekend on the island, which has been home to fig trees for centuries.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has opened the Ocracoke Island Discovery Center for educational exhibits in the former visitor center.