Many thanks to the reader who posted the link below on a recent comment. I have not seen the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on Hatteras Island, but have heard of the destruction of many houses and the loss of much property there.
Thanks are also in order to Ocracoke residents and visitors who have donated much needed supplies for distribution to residents of Hatteras Island. Please check this link for the currently most needed items: http://www.facebook.com/notes/hatteras-island-vs-hurricane-irene-august-2011/compiled-resource-list-for-anyone-who-wants-to-help/280516281962437.
Any donations may be brought to Village Craftsmen. We will see that they are taken to Daphne Bennink who will transport them to Hatteras.
Ocracoke Island is open for business. Please check with the NCDOT (Ferry Division) at http://www.ncdot.gov/ferry/default.html for information about reservations for the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island Ferries. Further information is available at the Reservation Info. Call Center: 800.293.3779, Press 2.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of slavery on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092111.htm.