Friday, July 13, 2012

Ocracoke Newsletter

I know quite a few people read this blog on a fairly regular basis. They tell me so often. But sometimes I wonder how many readers also know about our Ocracoke Newsletter, a monthly article about Ocracoke history that I have been writing for twelve and a half years. The articles are longer than this blog, and they contain a wealth of information about island culture, traditions, and heritage. So this is simply a reminder. Every now and then you might want to choose an article to read. They are all archived on our web site. You can click on the link to the right, or click here:

 Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here:


  1. Philip,
    I read this blog daily and your newsletter as soon as it is published. Your writings about every day life on Ocracoke take me back there, if only for a few minutes, every day.

  2. From the first time that I clicked on the newsletter link, I was hooked. There is an abundant wealth of information offered that is both enlightening and refreshing.

    Thank you for this service.

  3. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Whenever I don't have a good book, I curl up with a good newsletter. Some are new to me, and others are just worth a second read. By the way, all blog archives should be so well organized!

  4. Anonymous2:02 PM


    Since we're all "coming clean" about our online reading habits, I'll admit that I, too, start EVERY DAY with a visit to the Ocracoke blog, the Silver Lake Harbor Web cam, and the Teach's Hole web cam.

    You ALWAYS offer worthwhile insights into a locale that holds a special place in so many hearts and minds.

    I'm grateful for your efforts. You do a wonderful job and a wonderful service to your island home.


  5. Debbie Leonard3:21 PM

    Okay, I confess to looking at the airport webcam quite often just to pretend I'm on that beach! :)

  6. debbie s.5:09 PM

    You know I read everything- as time permits :)

  7. I would like you to know how much I enjoy reading your posts! I have a quick read of the Journal each morning before I head off to school. I am from Lipan, Texas population 435...a very small town much like Ocracoke! My cousin's family live in Manteo but own a house on Ocracoke. And,I have been blessed with coming each summer for a two week stay on the island. I happened upon your journal three years ago and have been hooked ever since. I love your stories, your historical information and I especially enjoy the many photos you post! This year I plan on coming to the Village Craftsman and meeting you in person! Good stuff! That's what you are made of!!! Good stuff!

  8. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Have about 10-20 websites I check daily, your Blogs & Newsletters are probably the only ones that make my blood pressure go down, just as it does every time I get on the Ferry heading to the Island. As a historian, the history is always great, but the Newsletters & Blogs that mention people I have meet on the island over the last 30 years, always means something. I often forward your Blog Comments or Newsletters to friends that also enjoy Ocracoke. - Nollie

  9. Anonymous7:39 PM

    NC Mainlander tries not to miss either your wonderful blog or interesting newsletter any more than she must. May I add that reading your blog/newsletter are not nearly as stressful as reading the daily newspaper!!!

    Keep up the wonderful job, Philip!