I just recently heard about the YouTube video of Ocracoke resident Lida Jones' belly dancing performance at this summer's Ocracoke Women's Opry. Apparently it has been widely talked about on Facebook...but I'm not on Facebook, so it was new to me. For all of our readers who are not connected to Lida, here is the link:
Living on Ocracoke just encourages freedom and spontaneity, I guess. I don't think Lida was belly dancing when she was a preacher's wife.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082110.htm.