Friday, August 01, 2014

Shooting Hoops

This photo may not look like much -- just a basketball lying off the edge of the school's outdoor court.

One of the things I've always like about walking through the school yard is seeing basketballs lying around. There is generally no need to carry them home, since the school has the only basketball court on the island.

Maybe the next time you walk through the Ocracoke school yard you will want to stop and shoot a few hoops! There is often a basketball nearby.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article about the Ocracoke Crab Festival which was held each May from 1984 to 1989. You can read it here:  


  1. Vickie P6:16 PM

    One of Appy's favorite island activities !:)

  2. Anonymous3:17 AM

    Thanks for the invite...most other schools would not have sports equipment outside...would get stolen. Just another reason why NC Mainlander thinks Ocracoke Island is so special.

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Most other schools.. well perhaps this basketball was not paid for by tax dollars for the use of school children during school hours. The public schools are stewards of the taxpayers dollars issued to it and they can not be careless with school property. They are teaching school children to take care of the things entrusted to them and storing them away when not in use. This notion that only the pure visit OI is absurd. This island celebrates a pirate thief and goodness knows what else.

    1. Those basketballs are privately owned. I think it's called "sharing."