It's a gorgeous spring day -- sunny and warm (60 degrees), and pleasantly breezy. Island children and their families and friends are looking forward to the 2nd annual pinewood derby this afternoon, starting at 4 o'clock in the school gymnasium. Prizes will be awarded, and hot dogs will be served.
Today is also the anniversary of the stranding of the "Lizzie S. James" at Hatteras Inlet in 1892. (This is the same schooner that wrecked on Ocracoke's beach on March 12, 1900!)