Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14

Happy Valentine's Day! We love our faithful readers. Thanks for joining us regularly to share insights into daily life on Ocracoke Island.

The following may not be the most romantic news you'll hear today, but starting last week, if you live (or are visiting) on Ocracoke Island you can now hear a weekly radio broadcast of international, national, and local news and commentary every Monday morning at 9 am at WOVV (90.1 on your radio dial). The newscaster is Andrew Stern, who lives on Howard Street with his wife Laura and three children, Gretchen, Nicholas, and Charlie.

PS: Look for Sock Hop photos tomorrow (including one of Andrew and his wife Laura).

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Today, Feb. 14th, is my birthday, so this NC mainlander blogger says "Thank you, Philip" for the wonderful present you give to all of us, whom enjoy reading your blog, and whose "hearts on this Valentine's Day" can't help but drift back to precious memories of our charming Ocracoke Island.

  2. Philip, Happy Valentine's Day to you and LouAnn! Even though you're miles apart, your love is ever present! Looking forward to seeing you both this summer at Deepwater!

  3. Andrew's wrap up and commentary of the week's news was quite a treat. It was informative, wide ranging, insightful, and delivered with an occasional deadpan comment, and even a touch of irony now and then. If you are on the island don't miss his program every Monday morning at 9 am.

  4. Anonymous1:22 PM

    I tried to get the Ocracoke radio station, but couldn't reach the signal. Sounds like Andrew keeps you all entertained.

  5. WOVV (90.1 on the radio dial) is Ocracoke Community Radio, broadcasting from Ocracoke Inlet to Loop Shack Hill, and from Howard's Reef to Hog Shoal. Maybe you're not located in the listening area.

  6. Anonymous8:40 AM

    No, unfortunately, I'm in the northern Piedmont of NC. Can't blame a mainlander for trying to locate the station. Guess I was a little too optimistic! :)

    Thanks for the info. Guess I won't be able to connect when in Belhaven, either. Oh well.....