From The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, 16 Nov 1949:
"First Highway Machinery for Ocracoke Island – Isolated Ocracoke Island on North Carolina’s Outer Banks receives its first road-building machinery in history from Gov. Kerr Scott. He and a group of state officials visit the 18-mile-long island jutting out into the Atlantic ocean and present the machine to the island’s road committee….
"Ocracokers are not required to have state license on their automobiles since there are no state roads on the island. But they are glad to swap that distinction for all-weather roads to replace the sand trails. These roads will be built as part of the state’s $200,000,000 rural road program."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Lighthouse,
with information (and an artist's sketch) about the earliest lantern room. You can read the
Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/ocracoke-lighthouse/.