Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Island is Home... 10 Generations of the Howard Family." That's the title of a two minute video produced by Scott Mason of the Raleigh TV station, WRAL. Follow the link below to watch the video:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the second half of my father's short journal. I call it Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke. You can read it here.


  1. George Wingard - South Carolina7:57 AM

    Great video. Thanks for the link.

  2. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Hmm Did this Tarheel Traveler step off the ferry and ask someone who they should talk to and they said Philip Howard. How did the reporter find you for the story? Did a blog follower tip him off? I think the average viewer might ask what do these people do for a living? How can they afford to live there or afford the taxes on the property as taxes creep up as more and more expensive homes are built and thus drive up the assessed values of existing homes. I suppose the ability to live in a homestead homesteaded by an ancestor certainly takes the bite out of housing costs. -- An alert viewer from this page link will catch a glimpse of the village craftsmen sign

  3. Thanks for sharing the video with us. We hope that you and Lachlan have a great birthday!

  4. I met Scot Mason on an earlier trip to the island. I started Village Craftsmen in 1970 (in a tent set up in my parents' side yard). Several years later I purchased from a cousin adjacent land on Howard Street where Village Craftsmen is today. I still own the land and the business. My grandparents' home was sold out of the family in the mid-1960s, and I bought it back twenty some years ago.

  5. Philip,
    It was a wonderful snapshot into your life and legacy. I am honored to enjoy a small part of this life!
    Lou Ann

  6. Short video, but enjoyable.
    Good to see you briefly the other night.