Ocracoke, NC 27960
Ocracoke is a unique vacation destination accessible by ferry, private boats and small airplanes. It has a seasonal economy that attracts thousands of visitors with most businesses operating from mid-March to December and a permanent population of about 1,000.
Since Leinbach and Vankevich bought the paper in 2014, coverage expanded to mainland Hyde and state and federal news of interest to the island.
Vacationers who love this island, and locals, rely on the Observer for vital information.