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County's proposed noise ordinance needs more work

Where’s Warren  Christopher (the diplomat who negotiated the safe release of the embassy hostages during the Iran crisis in 1979-80) when we need him?

Put another way, how about trying a mediation process that can help two important businesses resolve their differences? 638 more words

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High Noon

High Noon

The Sheriff walked tall into the town meeting, a gun strapped to his hip. He tells the meeting that strangers have come into our town and our county. 293 more words

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Thirty-Two Million Dollars and Justice

Thirty-Two Million Dollars and Justice

We spend a lot of money on a lot of things in this country, but how much are we willing to pay for justice? 351 more words

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How did the island do this year?

As the year winds down, we take a look at the top newsworthy events that impacted Ocracoke.

SHARK ATTACK

Without a doubt, the big story was a shark attack July 1 off the Lifeguard Beach. 945 more words

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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

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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

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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

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