More than 500 gathered at the base of Ocracoke Lighthouse Thursday for the 200th birthday celebration of Ocracoke Light Station.
After 200th celebration, Ocracoke Light set for restoration
Thursday marks the 200th anniversary celebration of the Ocracoke Light Station, an event to be livestreamed on Facebook, and officials look to a $2 million project to preserve the historic site amid rising sea levels.
Ocracoke museum to boost collections care
The Ocracoke Preservation Society is one of 44 institutions selected by the Collections Assessment for Preservation program to assess and improve collections care.
Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival to feature islander carver
Islander Scotty Robinson is the featured carver for this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival set for April 15 at the Berkley Manor Barn and grounds.
Ocracoke Light Station 200th anniversary event May 18
Cape Hatteras National Seashore plans to celebrate Ocracoke Light Station’s 200th anniversary with a special event and weekly educational programs.
Search for Blackbeard’s treasure based on enduring myth
Popular literature and the public’s imagination have long perpetuated the notion that the notorious pirate buried his ill-gotten wealth, perhaps on Ocracoke Island.
Breeding challenges among concerns for Ocracoke ponies
No foal has been born in years, and the management plan for the small herd that has survived for centuries on Ocracoke Island dates back to 1995.
Dredge work to fix Ocracoke shoaling begins
Dredging to alleviate shoaling near the Ocracoke-Silver Lake Terminal began Friday and may take up to 10 days to complete.
Cedar Island, Swan Quarter ferries back on schedule
Cedar Island and Swan Quarter ferry routes returned to regular summer schedules in time for the holiday weekend, but an ongoing worker shortage continues to make interruptions possible for the Hatteras vehicle ferry route.
Long-delayed Ocracoke passenger ferry gets underway
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s first passenger ferry originally planned for a 2018 launch was christened Monday and has begun making runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke.
NCDOT seeks grant to study moving Ocracoke ferry terminal
The state is seeking a grant to study costs and other considerations related to relocating the South Dock ferry terminal for the Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicle ferry.
British, Canadian sailors killed off NC coast to be honored
A scaled-back British Cemetery Ceremony is set go on Friday at 11 a.m. but the location may be decided at the last moment, while the ceremony scheduled for Thursday in Buxton was canceled.
Ocracoke’s John Simpson: Keeper of island carving tradition
Simpson is the featured carver at this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival set for Saturday and president and cofounder of the Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild.
Public may comment on Ocracoke Light Station rehab
The National Park Service is asking for public comment until April 13 on the Ocracoke Light Station Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment.
Ocracoke springtime ferry schedule to begin March 1
Hatteras, Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes starting Tuesday will offer more daily departures to and from Ocracoke.
Ocracoke needs public input on creating resiliency plan
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.