Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Springtime Activities

Sometimes people think there is little or nothing to do on Ocracoke. How mistaken that can be!

Just this past Saturday there was the Portsmouth Homecoming (boats ran back and forth between Ocracoke & Portsmouth from 8:30 am until late in the afternoon). Earlier in the morning Ocracoke hosted a 5K race and a Fun Run to benefit the school athletic program and our local radio station. In the evening students, teachers, parents, and community members attended the Ocracoke School prom.

Sunday afternoon found a large number of friends at a going away party for Susie, our island hair cutter. Later this week anglers from all over North Carolina and surrounding states will converge on Ocracoke for the annual Surf Fishing Tournament. All of these activities are in addition to ball games, family gatherings, church activities, and other community functions.

There is seldom a dull moment on Ocracoke.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042112.htm.


  1. Anonymous6:25 AM

    I was there for the Portsmouth reunion. So sorry to see that the Community Store was closed. It too was a neat piece of the "old times".
    On Sunday while waiting to catch the ferry home we went to the Waterman's museum. It was far more than I had expected. A great place to go on those rainy days and spend some time.Especially good for children to learn about the waterman's life and to see how the seafood gets to their plates.

  2. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Proms are always a special time. Any photos?

  3. You can see a few prom photos here: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/30393

  4. One day I may post a blog article about the Watermen's Exhibit. As you suggest, it is well worth a visit.

    We are hoping an enterprising individual, couple, or group will reopen the Community Store.

  5. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Perhaps the owners would allow for a pop up store.

  6. Anonymous6:07 PM

    way too much excitement for me.

  7. Anonymous9:44 PM

    The Community Store, near the harbor, which was closed for a few years then reopened, has closed again?

  8. Yes, unfortunately the Community Store has closed again. But several dedicated folks are working hard to find another suitable lessee. We will keep you informed about developments.