Several readers have made comments or asked about Ocracoke web cameras. The only one I am aware of is located on the roof of the Castle Bed and Breakfast. Just go to their web site: http://www.thecastlebb.com/ and click on "Live Web Camera."
The dredge you may see anchored in the harbor has been working on the ferry channel close by Ocracoke. I haven't heard if they are planning to do any dredging in Silver Lake. At least they do this kind of work in the off-season. We're glad for that.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is Gary Mitchell's essay "I Believe in Pot-Lucks," published January 23, 2006. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012306.htm.