Forecasts for hurricane Ophelia now suggest that she might make landfall on the southern North Carolina coast. Consequently, Hyde County officials have now issued a mandatory evacuation of Ocracoke Island for all non-residents.
Although I don't anticipate significant impact from this storm, we have all been fooled before (remember Alex last year?). Check back later tonight or tomorrow for more information as it becomes available.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080105.htm.]