Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Today is the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring. Today, day and night are of equal length (Equinox = equal night). This phenomenon is the result of the tilt of the earth's axis (in the southern hemisphere today is the first day of autumn).

Ocracoke life often revolves around the seasons. For the last few days island businesses have been getting ready for another influx of visitors. Village Craftsmen opened for 2013 on Saturday. We have added a number of new items, and as always, everything is hand made in the United States. Stop in to see what's new whenever you are next walking down Howard Street. We would love to see you and we're sure you will enjoy your stroll down our sandy lane.

Happy Spring to all of our readers!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a video of Philip Howard telling the story of the fascinating wreck of the Black Squall in 1861. You can read it here:

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