This morning at 6:30 I was down on the dock at the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Exhibit (formerly Jack's Store). Heather King and Jim Howard with WITN, a popular eastern North Carolina television station, were on Ocracoke for their "WITN News at Sunrise" program. It was the perfect setting. The lighthouse stood watch in the background, sailboats were anchored in the harbor, and one of our local fishermen motored by during the filming.
Kenny Ballance, our chief island ranger, was interviewed just at sunrise (the beam from the lighthouse was still shining over the water). Shortly afterwards our championship baseball teams were featured. Then I had a couple of minutes of fame as Heather King asked me about our popular Ghost & History Walking Tours. Of course, I had to tell her a little bit about Mad Mag Howard, one of our most popular island ghosts whom some folks tell me still prowls among our many family graveyards.
You can read more about the WITN program here:
They might even post videos of some of the interviews later on.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.