Wednesday, December 02, 2009


I recently completed another monthly Ocracoke Newsletter. This time I discuss many of the traditional place names on the island. If you live on Ocracoke, or are a frequent visitor, you may have heard the terms "around creek," "down point," "up trent," and "the ditch." Maybe you even know where old hammock is, or tar heel plains, or loop shack hill.

In the Newsletter I also link to an article written in 1949 that lists many island place names. Interestingly, many of the names are still in use today, in spite of the many geographic and political changes to our beloved island.

To view the current Newsletter click here.

The Christmas season is almost upon us. Click on the photo above to view some of Village Craftsmen's latest additions...stylish Christmas ornaments.

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