Ocracoke Island


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O·cra·coke Island

 (ō′krə-kōk′)
A long barrier island of North Carolina's Outer Banks. The pirate Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, was killed here in 1718.
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Molasses Creek's award-winning music and quirky humor are inspired by Ocracoke Island in North Carolina and its exotic fig trees and rich tidewater marshes.
In one piece of good news, authorities said 16 wild ponies on hurricane-struck Ocracoke Island, located off the North Carolina coast, were safe.
In one piece of good news, authorities said 16 wild ponies of hurricane-struck Ocracoke Island, located off the North Carolina coast, were safe.
Kathleen O'Neal, a resident of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina's Barrier Islands, said she, her husband and son would ride out the storm.
Last April, my family took a trip to Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
We loaded up and I took shelter behind the bulkhead as we headed out for the 20-minute ride into open water that would ultimately put us just a few miles from Ocracoke Island, where the infamous pirate, Blackbeard met his demise.
I'm on Ocracoke Island in a maritime forest that is dripping with as much history as it is with salt spray.
According to AIR, Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency for the entire state, the governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency for 13 coastal counties, the governor of South Carolina has declared a state of emergency and ordered coastal evacuations, while the governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency for more than 50 counties with a mandatory evacuation order for Ocracoke Island. Residents in all areas are encouraged to take precautions immediately and plan for a worse-case scenario.
"Everybody is taking this one a little more seriously because of the rain we have had," said Hyde County commissioner John Fletcher on Ocracoke Island, noting heavy rain had saturated the area in recent days.
The latest attack was at Ocracoke Island. Emergency services boss Justin Gibb said: "The man was pulled under and bitten several times."
Power was restored to the tourist haven of Ocracoke Island late on Saturday.
A voluntary evacuation was announced for Ocracoke Island, accessible only by ferry.