On November 11, 2005, an article titled "Ocracoke in Fall: Gloriously Empty" by Cincy Price was published in the New York Times. Price concludes her article with these two paragraphs:
"After brunch, I follow Michael Schramel to Philip Howard's housewarming party. Philip, a local storyteller and owner of the Village Craftsmen, has just restored a mid-19th-century family house on Lawton Lane. The Howard family is one of the main families on the island, along with the O'Neals, the Williamses and the Jacksons, names I'd noticed at the cemetery the day before. In 1759, William Howard was the first European to live on Ocracoke, and it is rumored that Blackbeard's quartermaster might have been a Howard. Before I leave, I am introduced to little Lachlan Howard, the first boy of the 10th generation.
"If, as they say, a place is less about location and more about the people that inhabit it, then Ocracoke is lucky. These are legacies that won't be swept away as easily as material possessions."
You can read the entire article here.
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