For all of our on-island readers, and visitors who plan to be on the island this weekend....Remember to come out for the 4th annual Fireman's Ball on Saturday. There will be a pig pickin', auctions, and dance, starting at 5 pm at the Community Center. It's a great event for a great cause. And you can read more here.
I've also posted all of the wonderful items that will be auctioned off at both a silent auction and a live auction. You can see the full lists here (they are Adobe pdf files):
- Silent Auction (5 pm - 6:45 pm)
- Live Auction (starting at 7 pm -- please note, this poster says "Silent Auction" on the right side, but that is a mistake)
They include original art, pottery, local bird carvings, restaurant dinners, island lodging, jewelry, live music, a massage, fresh clams, quilts,...and much more, including (drum roll here)...guided duck hunting, (more drum rolls)...inshore and offshore fishing charters, (more drum rolls)...a 2009 Championship UNC Chapel Hill basketball signed by players and coaches! (If you can't be here, you might want to contact one of your island friends to bid on some of these one-of-a-kind items for you.)
Hope to see many of you there!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of paved roads on Ocracoke. It may not sound very exciting, but there have been dramatic changes on the island because of the construction of paved roads a half century ago. You can read the newsletter, and see some rare photos here.
To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.