Thursday, March 10, 2016

Electricity on Ocracoke

Ever wonder how and when Ocracoke first got electric power? Hint: it was before WWII, and there were no electric wires laid under Hatteras Inlet as there are today.

Photo by C. Leinbach, Ocracoke Observer

You can find out about this subject at the OPS Spring Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Deepwater Theater. Heidi Smith from Tideland EMC will be the guest speaker. She will share stories about the evolution of power on Ocracoke and how Tideland came to be our energy provider. Heide will also give us a peek at new energy programs Tideland EMC is working on. 

In addition to partaking in tasty desserts with friends, you can help support the Ocracoke Preservation Society by renewing your membership or becoming a new member. We hope to see you there!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Beatrice Wells, child evangelist, who preached at Ocracoke in the late 1930s/early 1940s. You can read it here:

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