Sunday, March 29, 2009


I just heard that Ocracoke's new radio station, WOVV, will be sponsoring a Spring Concert Festival Sat. April 25th at the Ocracoke Community Center from noon till 6:00pm with performances by local musicians, pig pickin', silent auction, cake walk, and a used CD and Vinyl sale/exchange.

For more information or to volunteer or donate, contact Robert Raborn at or 945-0310.

More information about WOVV is available here:

In our latest Ocracoke Newsletter I share information about our many local cemeteries, with examples of some of our more interesting epitaphs. You can read it here.

To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.


  1. Anonymous1:40 PM

    On a scale of 1 to 10 How would you rate Ocracoke Island on the recycling issue and level of engagement.

    Often Festivals have recycle bins to collect the plastic water bottles and the aluminum cans.
    Is the curb side pick up to include collecting clean and label free cans for recycling? Does all the trash go into one bag in your kitchen??. Does the backyard have a compost pile for your compost i.e. broccoli stalks, watermelon rinds or do you pickle those and not throw them away??

    How Green is Ocracoke Island?? do residents reuse recycle and reduce ??? How Great it would be if visitors were introduced to a Forward thinking community one that turned out to elect CHANGE do they really mean it??

  2. I enjoy writing my daily Ocracoke Journal, and giving folks a glimpse into island life, and even answering questions now and then. But I do have other interests and responsibilities. Unfortunately I do not have the time to answer the seven questions posed above. Maybe another reader would like to reply to these questions...or maybe I will devote a future monthly newsletter to trash and recycling issues.

  3. Anonymous3:06 PM

    you are right, audience participation is a good thing. However, reusing recycling and reducing waste is everyone's responsibility.