We have just published our most recent monthly Ocracoke Newsletter, the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend.
As many of our readers know, Sam Jones was a commanding presence on Ocracoke during the 1950s when he built, in the village, several large Colonial Revival structures covered with cedar shingles, and sporting numerous dormers -- Berkley Manor (near the Water Plant, and presently unoccupied), Berkley Castle (now a thriving B& B), the Homeplace (still in the family), and the Whittler's Club (today a private residence).
Sam had a mercurial personality which means that numerous stories are still told about this colorful island character. I have gathered together as many of these stories as I could uncover. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm. As far as I know it is the most comprehensive account of Sam's life and association with Ocracoke.