Yesterday's fundraiser for Ocracoke's future radio station (90.1 on your FM dial) was lots of fun. A stage was set up near the water in the Community Store parking lot, and from 1 pm to after 7 pm a steady lineup of local talent entertained those assembled. I didn't hear everyone, but the Jazz Society kicked off the afternoon, and Baby Dee and Free Mustache (classic honky-tonk) wound things up. In between local singer-songwriters as well as Ocracoke's up and coming teen band kept everyone tapping feet and clapping enthusiastically. The pig pickin' started at 4, so folks were enjoying their meals in the ever-lengthening shadows of the surrounding buildings. Good cheer prevailed as local residents and visitors chatted, shared stories, and laughed together.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the brave and courageous members of the US Life Saving Service. You can read it here.