Thursday, May 01, 2008

Grand Re-opening

At 6 o'clock this morning Leonard was on the porch of the Community Store plucking on his banjo. As the day progressed there was a steady stream of folks (old-timers, new-timers, frequent visitors, first-timers) walking through the doors, complimenting the new storekeepers, James & Susan Paul -- and making purchases.

James & Susan have injected new life not only into the store but also into "downtown" Ocracoke. What a delight to see so many smiling faces as people purchased eggs, milk, fresh produce, canned goods, cereal, ice cream, beer, and wine.

And, as in the past, natives and visitors alike stopped to sit in the rockers or on the bench on the porch. Before long I expect to see old men chatting and carving birds again.

Stop in and support the re-vitalized Community Store. It truly is a community store!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous2:59 PM


    If you will remember to bring your harmonica next time . . . we can do us a duet.


  2. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Great! Can't wait, see you Saturday! I love the Community Store!

    Terrie @ Walkertown NC

  3. Phil,
    When you were a boy seeing the old men sitting on the porch of the Community Store, that in the circle of life that you would be one of those old men?

  4. Leigh, I think I get your drift. Honestly, the answer is No, but I'm afraid I'm one of them!