Alltel phones work great on Ocracoke. Don't know about Internet. We have Sprint wireless here at Village Craftsmen. Maybe someone else has more information about wireless internet access on Ocracoke.
Deviled eggs -- the recipe is not all that unique. I just like to include vinegar. Here is the recipe:
6 hard boiled eggs
1/4+ tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp mustard (dry or regular -- depends on what I have)
1 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp mayo (or enough to make it the right consistency)
Sprinkle with paprika
Like I said, nothing unique, but folks seem to like them. Last night they were all gone before I even got in line. By the way, it was a fun evening. Lots of kids. It seemed like the whole school was there. And the young people provided some great entertainment -- on keyboard, guitar, bass, flute, violin, and drums. Oh yes, voice too. Way to go!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.