Ocracokers have been following the news about hurricane Ike. We know so well what a major hurricane can do, and we remain concerned for all of the residents of the Gulf Coast, for their lives and property. With the rest of the nation we will be watching live broadcasts as the storm passes, and hoping for the best.
In Ocracoke Island news, Friday night at Ocracoke's Deepwater Theater residents and visitors gathered for the first public screening of the documentary, Dead Girl Walking. This 36 minute film by Ray Schmitt of Real Earth Productions, follows the life of Ocracoke resident Marcy Brenner who, with her husband, Lou Castro, is an important part of the island's musical scene. Marcy is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with the disease at age 34. The documentary tells her compelling story, and is an inspiration to anyone who has struggled with a life-threatening illness.
A 10-minute trailer of the film can be viewed at this link: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=--dbO20CoQI
Real Earth Productions maintains the following web site:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.