Thursday, April 22, 2010


Visitors sometimes ask, "What do you do on this island?"

Well, there's usually plenty to keep us busy...if we want to be busy. And it's nearly always fun and entertaining.

This Saturday, in addition to the Portsmouth Island Homecoming (see Tuesday's post), our new radio station, WOVV, will be holding its annual BBQ & Concert from 4:00-10:00 at the Ocracoke Community Center. The concert will feature the Aaron Caswell Band, Rob King, Free Poor, Craig Ramey, & April Trueblood. Tamales will be served, and there will be a silent action.

Also on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Ocracoke Child Care will sponsor their annual Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser in the Ocracoke Gym. Teams include OcraTots (ages 6 weeks - 2 years), Hoopsters (ages 2-3), and Stars of the OCSea (ages 3 and up). Hot Dogs, Mexican food, and baked goods will be available from 11 -1 (or until sold out). There will also be a massage raffle. All money raised goes towards improving child care.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about "Ocracats" and was written by Pat Garber. You can read it here:


  1. The Aaron Caswell Band!!! He is so talented...we enjoyed hearing him play last September. Will he be part of the festival in June?
    And when I meet people who've been to Ocracoke but didn't 'get' Ocracoke, I'm always a bit amazed.

  2. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Saw the surf rescue boat that the NC Maritime Museum made for Portsmouth.
    She's a real looker! They were ordering the spoked cart wheels for her surf-wagon from Montana last month. It will be a nice addition to Portsmouth.

  3. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Sleepy Ocracoke is certainly awake this late April after going through a harsh winter! Wish I was there to enjoy the festivities! I'll be there in spirit!