Stories by Ocracoke Observer

Passenger ferry funding approved; start time pending

By Connie Leinbach | Ocracoke Observer June 10 Ocracoke got a step closer to the return of the passenger ferry this summer when the N.C. Senate today passed a bill that includes… Full story

Jun 11

Hyde school board extends virtual learning into January

The Hyde County Board of Education meets virtually. Steve Basnight is the school superintendent, Julio Morales is the district information officer and Ken Chillcoat is the district financial officer. By Richard Taylor… Full story

Oct 12

Hyde Health reports 22 total COVID-19 cases; no longer will issue press releases on new cases

By Connie Leinbach | Ocracoke Observer The Hyde County Health Department will no longer issue press releases when it receives word of new cases of COVID-19 in the county. Luanna Gibbs, Hyde… Full story

Jul 7

Ocracoke passenger ferry service funding clears General Assembly

General Assembly approves Ocracoke passenger funding; sent to Gov. Cooper for signature By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Observer Perhaps few were surprised on April 28 when the N.C. Department of Transportation announced… Full story

Jun 28

Hyde County to receive $2.08 million from Golden LEAF

By Connie Leinbach | Ocracoke Observer Hyde County will receive $2.08 million in grant money from the Golden LEAF Foundation for Hurricane Dorian repairs. The awards are part of a total $2.975… Full story

Feb 13

Ocracoke Health Center Up and Running

By Peter Vankevich | Oracracoke Observer Sometime during the long, slow process of getting Ocracoke somewhat back to normal after Hurricane Dorian hit on Sept. 6, someone must have created a check-off… Full story

Jan 26

Former islander’s fundraiser makes Ocracoke Christmas brighter

By Connie Leinbach | Ocracoke Observer Former Ocracoke Island resident Barbara Hardy wanted to do something special for the children of Ocracoke who had just had their world rocked by devastating flooding… Full story

Dec 23

Help for Ocracoke focuses on specialized needs

By Connie Leinbach | Ocracoke Observer At this time of Thanksgiving, Ocracoke Island continues to receive help as it recovers and rebuilds from the destruction by Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6. The… Full story

Nov 29

Ocracoke to remain closed to visitors for at least two more weeks

By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Oberserver Despite urging from some Ocracoke islanders, the Hyde County commissioners delayed action Monday night to reopen Ocracoke and will take up the question again on Nov.… Full story

Nov 8

Sept. 20 deadline to apply for Dorian emergency grants from the Outer Banks Community Foundation

The Outer Banks Community Foundation will offer an emergency, rapid-response grants cycle to support nonprofit organizations after Hurricane Dorian. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 20. The primary goal of these… Full story

Sep 19

After Dorian hits Ocracoke, efforts to restart school

By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Observer: For news on Hurricane Dorian and more, go to the Ocracoke Observer home page. Like most of the village, the record-setting storm surge from the passage of… Full story

Sep 17

Ocracoke passenger ferry run starts Monday with free preview

In addition to free WiFi, the Vineyard, which will be renamed for this season, has 149 seats, bike racks, luggage storage, will allow pets and will have some concessions but no alcohol service. Full story

May 18