A portion of Ocracoke's beach has been protected by lifeguards during the summer season for more than half a century. Now we are told that budget issues have prompted authorities to eliminate all lifeguards in the Seashore.
Sundae Horn has written an excellent article in the Ocracoke Current with more information. You can read it here: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/83509.
If you agree with a great many islanders and visitors to Ocracoke who want to keep lifeguards on our beach, please take a moment to contact the following elected representatives to voice your concerns.
Rep. Walter Jones’s Office:
Senator Kay Hagan's Office:
Senator Richard Burr's Office:
Cape Hatteras National Seashore superintendent Barclay Trimble can be emailed here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter documents the day telephones came to the island. The article includes images of Ocracoke's first telephone directory which lists a total of 63 subscribers. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022114.htm.