According to the Ocracoke Current, "The National Park Service issued a notice of intent to contract for lifeguard services on Ocracoke for five days a week (Monday – Friday) this summer." The NPS is hoping Hyde County will ante up the money to fund lifeguards on the weekends.
Of course, islanders think it is the Park Service's responsibility to provide lifeguards seven days a week during the season.
Click on this link to learn more about this issue, and what you can do to make your voice heard:
http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/86888. Be sure to read the last paragraph!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042114.htm. Be sure to read the last paragraph!