Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good News

According to island chatter (and a notice on the chalkboard, I'm told) the Community Store is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 1. Island native, James Paul, and his wife, Susan, are leasing the building and will be running the business. The outside of the building has been repaired, restored, and repainted. It really looks good. I have not been inside yet, but those who have, report that it looks terrific. I'll be there Thursday morning, of course, and will give a report myself (maybe even with a few photos). If you don't live on the island, be sure to stop by on your next visit. The freshly painted pizer (porch) is there, inviting you to sit down and enjoy a relaxed few minutes (or more) chatting with folks.

In case you missed it earlier, I have published a history of Ocracoke's general stores (with a focus on the Community Store) in our September, 2006 Ocracoke Newsletter.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I have been inside and it does look great. You can see photos and read some general information at www.ocracokeblog.com

  2. Wonderful write-up and terrific photos. Thanks!

  3. Anonymous8:45 PM

    YAHOO, from an "off-islander" I am looking forward to seeing the new and improved store...

  4. Anonymous2:56 PM

    For Terri from Walkertown- My best friend, her daughter, and I will be on the island this coming week, also. We wondered if you would like to get together for coffee at the Community Store on Monday at about 9 a.m. just to meet, chat, swap stories and adventures. From your posts it seems that we all would probably have a lot in common..If not, have a great time on the island..Judy from VT..

  5. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Judy from VT~email me @ OBXIZ4ME@triad.rr.com
    See what we can work out
    Never to many friends, especially interested in OBX friends
    looking forward to hearing from you
    God Bless

    Terrie @ Walkertown NC