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Ocracoke needs an official lost-and-found location

A set of found keys have been pinned to the post office bulletin board for several weeks now and another set has shown up.
Since the post office is one of the chief sources of communication the island, this isn’t the first time islanders have seen keys (or other found objects) pinned there with a scribbled note of where they were found.   185 more words

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For safety’s sake downed street signs must be restored

“When you enter the village from the Hatteras ferry, keep going till you get to Old Beach Road and take a right.  From there…”
This typical advice to a first-time visitor sounds perfectly normal. 249 more words

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Planning Advisory Board loses a member

To The Editor:

I was sorry to hear that B.J. Olschlegel was removed from the Ocracoke Planning Advi­sory Board last month. She was a longtime member, who had worked diligently at being well informed and constructive. 136 more words

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The Crisis of Capitalism, Connect the Dots?

The Crisis of Capitalism, Connect the Dots?

Reading the business news and political commentary over time clues you see certain controversies over and over again. In time, you begin to see the relationships between those controversies. 2,257 more words

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Editorial: A celebration of figs could be an island boost

August 1, 2014

At the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association (OCBA) meeting on July 16, tourism director Sundae Horn briefed everyone on the impact of Hurricane Arthur on the island’s July Fourth activities–all canceled except for the flag-raising at the school on July 5. 258 more words

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Editorial: Thanks to Tideland EMC and, with a little luck, Ocracoke weathered Arthur

August 1, 2014

When a community borders on the potential for a disas­ter, criticism of how things were handled is inevitable. Regard­ing Hurricane Arthur July 4, the Observer received many such comments before, In the case of how Hyde County handled the vagaries of Arthur, there certainly is some needed critical analysis of what went right, what went wrong and how to improve communication on evacuation and safety procedures, especially for our visitors. 519 more words

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