It is nearly 60 degrees this morning. After almost two weeks of cold weather (for us islanders it's cold when it drops below freezing overnight) folks are out and about today in shirtsleeves and t-shirts. It's the perfect day to get some outdoor chores accomplished. The sun is bright and it feels like spring is around the corner.
Today, of course, is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. So Happy Birthday, Abe! Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin, also (both he and Lincoln were born on this date in 1809), and to any of our readers who are celebrating a birthday today.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter chronicles the story of commercial fishing on Ocracoke, and tells of the efforts of the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association to save the island's last remaining fish house. Click here to read the entire newsletter....and learn how to make a donation.