Saturday, July 07, 2007

Dr. Village

With so much hype about "Dr. Beach" naming Ocracoke the No. 1 beach in the US, I decided to be "Dr. Village" for the July 4th parade. I named Ocracoke the No. 1 village in the US, and donned a sandwich board with ten reasons listed for my choice. I share them with you here:

  1. Friendly Neighbors
  2. Almost No Crime
  3. Many Fine Restaurants
  4. Home to Award Winning Musicians
  5. Home of Quality Craft Galleries
  6. Great Fishing & Surfing
  7. No Walmart
  8. No traffic lights
  9. Proximity to No. 1 beach in US
  10. Home of Dr. Village
Let us know if you agree with Dr. Village's choice, and if you have other reasons that Ocracoke is the No. 1 village in the US!

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  1. Anonymous11:35 AM

    I definitely agree the Ocracoke is the #1 village. Add to the list, Best smoothies, Ocracoke Coffee Shop and Island Smoothies.

    I have had smoothies other places in several states and none are better than at the Ocracoke Coffee Shop!

  2. Anonymous12:53 PM


    The Today Show yesterday had a segment featuring the Conde Naste Traveler magazine and according to them Ocracoke was the 5th best island beach in the world. The address to the video is listed below.

    I don't know why it wouldn't highlight as a link. Maybe you can fix it so folks can just click on it.


  3. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Another reason: You can walk or bike anywhere you feel absolutely compelled to go, like Howard's Pub or the Cafe Atlantic or the Museum or the Village Craftsman, or....

    Oh, and another reason. Every meal on Ocracoke is a "happy" meal.

    I wish vacation would hurry up & get here.

  4. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Best storytellers. World class.

  5. Dale, it does not seem possible to leave comments here with live links (those html tags are not supported).

    So, just go to, click on "Today Show," then scroll down to "This Week's Videos." In the list is "Best beaches in the world."

    Of course we all know that Ocracoke is one of the best beaches in the world.

  6. Anonymous1:49 AM

    My last trip this May was v. telling, came in & out on the Cedar Island ferry. I do believe that is a first in foregoing any more northward progress & that's a good thing!