Monday, May 02, 2011


Just a reminder: Today begins a two week battle of teachers' brains on the popular TV game show, Jeopardy. Ocracokers have a special interest in this contest because Charles Temple, our high school English teacher will be competing.

Even though Charles is not scheduled to appear on the show until Thursday, I thought our readers might want to follow the program all week (and perhaps next week as well).

You can read more about this tournament here:

Charles has been tight-lipped about the outcome (the tournament was taped weeks ago, and he was sworn to secrecy by the producers), but we are all impressed with his wide range of sometimes useless knowledge, so we think he did OK!

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous6:08 AM

    Thanks for the reminder.....this should be exciting!

  2. Anonymous6:39 AM

    Keep an eye on Charles -- especially if he starts throwing money around like a drunken sailor.

  3. bill kostar8:00 AM

    It seems a little odd to wish someone luck for an event that has already occurred, but Good Luck Charles!

  4. Trisha11:10 AM

    Win or lose, I'm sure Ocracoke will get some good publicity when they introduce him. After all, how many Jeopardy players come from a remote island off the coast of NC? So it's a win-win for all of us!

  5. Watching the first game of the tourney right now!! Can't wait for Thursday.

  6. Anonymous8:35 AM

    I so agree w/ Trisha! It has to be a "first"!

    Whatever the outcome, I think everyone is proud of Charles!

    Guess we will find out in a few days how it all "plays" out! :)

  7. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Go Charles Go!!!

  8. Hey -- I just saw Charles on TV (channel 7 about 6:59 pm) doing a promo spot for the upcoming Jeopardy program.


  9. Anonymous6:32 AM

    Yup, I saw him Wednesday morning about 6:15 (WITN, channel 7).

  10. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Is Charles Temple related to Rob Temple (captain of the Windfall)?

  11. Anonymous1:18 PM

    If'n I ain't mistaken, Captain Rob is Charlie's uncle, but I am not familiar with the entire family tree.

  12. That's right -- Rob is Charles' uncle.

  13. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Makes perfect sense that Capt. Rob and teacher, Charles Temple are related! Both men are very talented in their own fields of expertise.

    Can't wait for the Thursday airing and see how the already infamous Charles Temple does! Folks on the island and the mainlanders, like myself, are all routing for him!

    Last night, the teacher who won did extremely well. I believe his score was 30,000. Alex announced this teacher will appear as a semi-finalist.


  14. debbie s.7:03 PM

    looking forward to seeing Charles on the (not so big) screen!

  15. Anonymous1:21 AM

    I don't watch Jeopardy, but will tune in tomorrow.

  16. Anonymous3:28 AM

    if u win big on a game show the state of california will collect its tax share then the Irs wants its share. Taxes the bane of our ferry riding existence