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When and how will Hatteras ferry toll saga end?

Editors’ note: This is an update to an editorial printed in the November edition of the Ocracoke Observer. 

In the last couple of  weeks, Ocracoke residents and businesses have had to face the prospect once again of tolling the Hatteras car ferries. 1,260 more words


Progression of Women by Casey Dye

(This is a guest column by Casey Dye, a colleague.)

Women, since the 19th century, have seen a dramatic increase in the quality of life in most parts of the world. 349 more words


Why I (practically) live here

Text and photos by Claudia Horwitz

When I first came to Ocracoke in the early 90s, I was working on a book and needed a place to make the final push. 590 more words

Editorial & Opinion

Baseball History: October 3

October 3 is a big day in our family as our son was born on that date.

We knew he would love sports because he chose to arrive on important day in baseball history, exactly two weeks earlier than expected. 409 more words

Baseball History


Unless you are preparing a manuscript all alone with absolutely no other person involved in any way, you are likely faced with the challenges involved in deciding who actually qualifies as an author, and once that decision is made, deciding whose name should be first, second, third and beyond.   656 more words

Journal Information

The Last Days of Entropy [Compressed Version]

This is an older piece.   It was submitted to the NPR “Three-Minute Fiction” Contest, in June, 2009, and merited a mention on air, from one of the judges, James Woods (of the New Yorker) as exhibiting “linguistic creativity”.  625 more words

Science Fiction

Remember to Touch Second Base

The moral of this baseball story is to always touch second base.

Back during my high school days, my parents bought a sports date book for me at Christmas time. 578 more words

The Deadball Era