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Passenger ferry service is coming to Ocracoke

By Ed Goodwin

The state budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory in July contains funding for an initiative that is poised to be a game-changer for Ocracoke tourism. 387 more words


Bees are welcome additions to the island

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Bees are more important than ever.

They have been in the news these days, especially about how critical they are in the circle of life and of their recent decline all over the world owing to loss of habitat or death from insecticides. 179 more words

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Enough with vicious political attack ads already


“Politics ain’t bean bags,” so the saying goes, or maybe it should be.

This saying—more than 100 years old—refers to a game with bean bags played primarily by girls and implies that “politics is nasty and not a game for girls.” 673 more words

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Ocracoke: An island community that looks out for each other

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Islanders reeled in August from two deaths involving residents’ relatives, and the community rallied around these families—bringing food, helping with chores and arrangements, giving spiritual support and more. 332 more words


Open letter to Ocracoke community on the ferry toll fight

Thank you for your interest in the issue of “NO Ferry Tax.”  Because of your support, we won!  Congratulations!  The 2016 Budget Bill, passed on July 1, stabilizes funding for the purchase of ferry vessels and forbids the NC Dept. 1,237 more words

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Editorial: Be careful going into the ocean

The Outer Banks has had two drowning in the last two days.

The first occurred Thursday (July 21) on Ocracoke in the airport access area (Ramp 70) and the other Friday (July 22) off of Sailfish Drive in Frisco.   263 more words

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