This year Ocracoke Island hosted another grand Independence Day Celebration, complete with a sand sculpture contest, old car show, square dance, fireworks, and parade, among other activities.
Below are several photos of the parade (taken by Jim Fineman of Manteo). In the parade were Lady Liberty, a headless Blackbeard, a bagpiper, a horticulturalist, Jebediah Quigg and his Fig Picker assistants, tropical ladies (and gentlemen), surfers, and more.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a recording of Rex O'Neal telling
about the time he fell overboard when he was gigging for flounder. The
story was recorded for Coastal Voices, an oral history
project about the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks and Down East
region of coastal North Carolina. Click here to listen to Rex telling his story: https://carolinacoastalvoices.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rex-oneal-gigging-flounders-2/.