Friday, September 09, 2011


Here on Ocracoke Island life is beginning to return to normal. Visitors are returning, businesses are reopening, and residents are adjusting to traveling by way of Swan Quarter and Cedar Island for routine off-island trips.

We are also well aware of the destruction, devastation, and disruptions caused by storms Irene and Lee all along the east coast, fires in Texas, and other natural disasters elsewhere. Our hearts go out to the people who have lost family and friends, houses, possessions, and income because of these catastrophic events.

In the past, when Ocracoke has been hit hard by hurricanes, the American Red Cross has always been quick to respond with aid. They are helping victims in the northeast and elsewhere now. If you would like to donate please click here. Recipients of your generosity will be very grateful. Thank you.


  1. Debbie Leonard6:16 AM

    Thanks for the prompt; I had been meaning to donate and hadn't done it yet. Now I have!

  2. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Are those ferry rides free?

  3. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Just made an order/donation to Help4Hatteras ....

  4. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I have heard that the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferries are free to residents of Ocracoke and Hatteras, and will remain free until Highway 12 is repaired.

  5. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Just want to thank you for your compassion.

  6. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Want you to know your concern is certainly appreciated.