Wednesday, July 02, 2014


...and preparing.

Although "Arthur" is still just a tropical storm, the system is expected to become a category 1 hurricane by the time it reaches the Outer Banks early Friday morning. Wind speeds by then are forecast to be around 85 miles per hour. However if the storm passes far enough offshore we may be spared the brunt of Arthur.

Nevertheless, we are getting ready for the first named storm of 2014, and will keep you posted as regularly as possible, either here on the Ocracoke Journal or on our Village Craftsmen Facebook page, as events unfold.

Understandably, July 4th events on the island have been canceled. Maybe they will be rescheduled for Saturday.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Agnes Scott, direct descendant of Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in Decatur, Georgia is named. You can read the Newsletter here:


  1. Julie S.7:07 AM

    Thinking positive thoughts for you and OI and a safe outcome for all.

  2. Stay calm....and ask Blanche.

  3. My family usually spends 4th of July week on Ocracoke. We moved it this year to week of July 20 as my daughter's place of employment did not want to give her the holiday week off. We were not happy at first but now are feeling quite lucky. Can't remember a hurricane this early.

  4. Anonymous10:05 AM

    NC Mainlander here...praying the storm will not do serious damage. Sorry to hear July 4th plans have been cancelled....maybe only postponed. Thinking of all there.

  5. Sundae11:49 AM

    Most of the 4th of July events have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5th. Please check the Current for the updated schedule of events.