Friday, November 03, 2017

Ocracoke Tidbits

The following comes from The Ocracoke Island Beacon - Wednesday, October 15, 1941:

"Victor Meekins of Manteo, who is secretary of Cape Hatteras Natl. Seashore Park Commission, has reported that he expects to have deeds to the 10,000 acres desired for the park by January. Deeds for 900 acres of land from the Phipps estate at Cape Hatteras are in the process of completion. Many acres have already been donated on Ocracoke Island."


"Ocracoke Island has a law protection at last. For years the commissioners liked to boast of the distinction of having "no law" and no jails. That was in the days before automobiles and such promiscuous drinking. Ocracoke still has no jail but it has a deputy sheriff, J.G. Riddick, formerly of Gates County and Suffolk, Va., who married the former Miss Beatrice Fulcher, and has lived here for the past 8 years, was recently appointed as deputy sheriff of Ocracoke Precinct in Hyde County."

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcription of a letter describing the September, 1944, hurricane, its aftermath and cleanup. You can read the letter, with vintage photographs added, here:   

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