For those of our readers who will be on the island Friday I post Ocracoke's 4th of July Celebration schedule:
9 am -- Flag Raising (at School Circle)
9:30 - Noon -- 32nd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest (at Life Guard Beach)
10 am - 2 pm -- Classic Cars on Display (at Pony Island Motel)
10 am - 2 pm -- Ocracoke Lighthouse Open
10 am - 10:30 am -- The Herd Sky Diving Team (Pony Island Motel Lawn)
3 pm -- Old Time Ocracoke Parade (Judging at the Island Inn Balcony)
9 pm -- Fireworks (at NCCAT campus...visible from many areas of the village)
All events are sponsored by the Ocracoke Preservation Society and the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's account of installing an old-fashioned pitcher pump. You can read it here.