Friday, February 23, 2007

Island News

Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association the members heard about a number of issues affecting the island in coming months. Reports were given on new sidewalks that will be laid alongside NC Highway 12 in the heart of the village, additional parking that is planned for the lighthouse, a bike path that will be constucted (first to the campground, then to the pony pen, and eventually all the way to Hatteras Inlet), a tram that will help ease traffic congestion in the village, and the replacement of the seven bridges on Highway 12.

We also heard reports on coming changes to the OCBA website (, plans for our July 4 celebration, & the status of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.

Although committees and task forces have been working on these issues for some time, implementation of the projects has not actually begun. Keep posted right here for more information as it becomes available.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells about island customs relating to death & dying. You can read the newsletter here.


  1. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Lots of interesting projects in the pipeline down there, Philip. Thanks for the update. Nice to see the link to the OCBA as well -- another venue for us "locals at heart" to keep a finger on the pulse of island life.

    Any other community-related Ocracoke Web sites you're aware of that might be of interest to your readers out here?

    Good weekend to you.

  2. You can find links to a number of Ocracoke-related web sites on this village craftsmen page:

    Many of these are commercial sites, but others,like Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Ocracoke Preservation Society, Ocracoke School, etc. are not. Even some of the commercial sites have interesting sections (e.g. web cams, message boards, photo galleries, etc.). Enjoy