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Another Ocracoke summer comes to a close

How will you remember the summer of ‘15?

 For the Ocracoke community, it was, overall, a pretty good season. Not that there weren’t problems. 

Anthony Costello, 67, of Wareham, Mass., while swimming at the lifeguard beach on the morning of July 1, was bitten repeatedly by a shark and gravely wounded. 503 more words

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Open Forum on Net Neutrality in Daily News Record (Harrisonburg, VA)

Open Forum: “Net Neutrality” from a Different Perspective

The headline for the recent “Open Forum” (May 23, 2015) was misleading. The FCC didn’t “misunderstand” Net Neutrality; the FCC chose to defend the public’s view rather than the market perspective offered by the industry. 622 more words


EMS: a vital island resource

When there’s an accident or a health crisis, people on Ocracoke as elsewhere, call 911 and the emergency medical service (EMS) responds by ambulance.

Ocracoke’s EMS is a service provided by Hyde County and is staffed by both paramedics and emergency service technicians (EMTs). 546 more words

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Baseball History: Roberto Clemente

I was only nine years old. I didn’t know where Nicaragua was.

After reading small article in the newspaper on my living room floor, I was upset. 483 more words

Baseball History

Baseball History: Alexander and Smoltz

The recent induction of John Smoltz into the National Baseball Hall of Fame always brings the discussion of the trade that brought him to the Atlanta Braves. 790 more words

Baseball History

"They Should But We Should Too" Argument

We’ve all heard these comments in the face of problems like riots, rape, burglary, etc:

“They (the victims) shouldn’t have been out that late.”

“They should have known better.” 204 more words

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