Long ago, in January of 1969, I read an AP wire service report about Ocracoke. I cut and saved the article. Here is the report as it appeared in newspapers across the country:
"Town's Airport Not 'Rundown'. Ocracoke, N.C. (AP) -- An airport with a 3,000-foot paved runway has been built on this isolated Outer Banks island so that visitors arriving by air no longer will have to use a highway as a landing strip."
I thought our readers (especially our pilots) would appreciate the understatement.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Civil War on the Outer Banks, Josephus Daniels, Jr, Secretary of the Navy during WWI, and his connection to Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022112.htm.