Sometimes people think there is little or nothing to do on Ocracoke. How mistaken that can be!
Just this past Saturday there was the Portsmouth Homecoming (boats ran back and forth between Ocracoke & Portsmouth from 8:30 am until late in the afternoon). Earlier in the morning Ocracoke hosted a 5K race and a Fun Run to benefit the school athletic program and our local radio station. In the evening students, teachers, parents, and community members attended the Ocracoke School prom.
Sunday afternoon found a large number of friends at a going away party for Susie, our island hair cutter. Later this week anglers from all over North Carolina and surrounding states will converge on Ocracoke for the annual Surf Fishing Tournament. All of these activities are in addition to ball games, family gatherings, church activities, and other community functions.
There is seldom a dull moment on Ocracoke.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042112.htm.