Tonight at 7:30 is the Easter Fundraising Concert for theOcrafolk Festival which is held the first weekend in June. Performers will include Molasses Creek, Donald Davis, Coyote, Martin Garrish, & Philip Howard, among others. If past performances are any indication, this will be a stellar show.
On this date in 1885, just one day after the schooner "Sudie" was stranded on "Tarpin Shoal" the schooner "General Banks" struck Ocracoke beach one mile south of Hatteras Inlet at about 12 noon in a gale. All four crew members were saved by the men of the Ocracoke Life Saving Station, as was the vessel and 60% of her cargo.