Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Newsletter

It is time for another Ocracoke Newsletter. This month's article is a fun-to-read first person account of what I call the Ocracoke Water Tank Caper.

If you've ever wondered what the view is like from the top of the tower, be sure to read the article.

Just don't try this yourself! We are not endorsing this behavior...just sharing the story.

Here is the link: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032117.htm.


  1. Those T-Shirts should be printed!!! Both newsletter's were great! I especially liked this one, though.

  2. Rest assured, it's the last thing from my mind to copy this act.
    For one thing I have always had a fear of deep water
    And secondly, I have practiced devout cowardice for my entire life.
    However, I do thank you for sharing yet another entertaining Ocracoke tale.

  3. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Wow! As a mother of two teenage boys, I totally appreciated this story. :)

    NJ Reader

  4. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Ah Ha....Philip, a few years back I asked you about this EXACT story. It is down to the crossed t's and dotted i's. I told you that we read about it in a newspaper from Maryland. You said you never heard the story before. Well, years later here it is again. I was wanting to know if you had any details on it and you said you didn't know anything about it and never heard of it. I feel vindicated. I didn't make it up. Here it is in first hand. Thank you. S. Ayers

    1. I must have misunderstood your question. Lots of us on Ocracoke knew ABOUT this story...but, like so many others, I didn't know (or couldn't remember) the details (who was involved, what year it happened, exactly how they were found out, etc.). I am glad you have finally heard it again, this time straight from one of the perpetrators! No, you did not make it up. And Michael did a good job of telling his story, don't you think? It is a fun read.

    2. Anonymous8:51 AM

      "..Knew about this story..." certain people were in possession of Alternative Facts.... If the "truth" is discovered and documented by court records those are the details/facts of the CASE.
      Someone's recollections, as the story is told ,
      has a POV but the HISTORICAL record in the court house is what matters. Charming folksy tales of who Dun It I suppose is La La Land and great with a cup of morning Joe.

  5. Anonymous10:04 AM

    your right it was a fun read.

  6. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Love the story! This type of work is so rewarding to read. I wanted to respond and say, "So, THAT is why the water tasted so funny back then on Ocracoke Island...!" Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anonymous5:18 PM

    You have the right to remain silent anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Your have the right to an attorney you have the right to plead the 5th amendment The Fifth amendment you can not incriminate yourself. You are INNOCENT until proven guilty in a court of law. The prosecution needs to prove its case. I guess that is how they roll in the shire. I think the Southern Poverty Law Center or the ACLU would love to hear the facts in this "case" and for all you vacationing UNC students the ACLU is the American Civil Liberties Union... A Sucker is born every minute.