Saturday, September 11, 2010

Next Saturday, September 18

Put it on your calendar: Community Potluck Dinner, Saturday, September 18, at 6 pm.

There are several new faces on the leaders whom we welcome to our village.

Erin Baker, D.O. has joined Gail Covington, F.N.P. at the Ocracoke Health Center.

Walt Padgett started the new school year as principal of the Ocracoke School.

Laura Stern was appointed this summer as pastor of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.

The dinner will be at the Ocracoke School Gym, and everyone is welcome. Please bring a covered dish, labeled with the ingredients. Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, drinks, and some meat will be provided.

This is sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here:


  1. Anonymous6:30 PM

    THANKS for the update on the newcomers. I was wondering the other day if the UMC had a new pastor. I'll look forward to meeting Laura, on our visit in October. Did Joyce stay on the island or move to another church, don't remember what you posted. - Nollie

  2. Debbie Leonard7:34 PM

    I visited the church in July and Joyce said she was moving to Hickory, NC.

  3. Yes, Joyce has retired and has moved to Hickory, NC. But I think her heart is still on Ocracoke!

  4. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Philip, I'm visiting Ocracoke Island for the first time at the end of September. Can you tell me if there are any places I can purchase fresh seafood (other than restaurants).

  5. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Harbor House Seafood Market in Hatteras Village is fantastic...very clean...local fish and shellfish caught fresh daily. We have never been dissapointed. If you are willing to take the ferry (and a cooler of ice) its worth it. Their selection can vary so you may want to call ahead. 252-986-2039

  6. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Ocracoke Seafood Company is right on the island. Fresh, locally caught seafood is sold there. Enjoy your vacation!

  7. Anonymous4:22 PM

    See Patti at the Ocracoke Fish House on Ocracoke for fresh caught seafood and you don't have to leave Ocracoke. Very good selection!

  8. For sure, stop by the Ocracoke Fish House for a good selection of fresh seafood.

  9. Anonymous10:32 PM

    Thanks to all for directing me to the Ocracoke Fish House. I do not want to leave the Island and would prefer to buy locally. Really looking forward to spending time on Ocracoke and just vegging and eating fresh seafood. From all that I hear Ocracoke is the place to do all that.
    Thanks Again.

  10. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Boy, are you ever in for a treat being on Ocracoke island! It will become a vacation destination you'll discover to be your "vacation of choice" in years to come! I'm so excited for you!

  11. Anonymous8:11 PM

    I agree with the last poster. I discovered Ocracoke sort of by accident several years ago. After many Caribbean island vacations, some at big resorts but most on small, remote places, my best friend and I decided to go somewhere closer...Well a 14 hour ride from NY isn't quicker, but it is SO worth it. Peace, quiet, great people, great seafood. Beautiful water, lots of beach lots of interesting history. Be sure to go on one of Philips' ghost walks...You will fall in love with the place just like lots of others...Have a great time.

  12. Hi Philip- Do you have an organ (& organist) at the Methodist church? Are there any organs on the island? pipe organs in particular?
    Nancy from Knoxville

  13. The Methodist church has an electronic organ. The A or G church also had an electronic organ. Don't know if they still do, or if they just have a piano. There is not a pipe organ on the island. Years ago many house had pump organs in the parlor. Very few are left...and I doubt if there is a working pump organ on the island. The OPS museum has one, and there is one in the church at Portsmouth (actually, I think that one may work).