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Ocracoke School seeks bus driving help

Ocracoke School is looking for school bus drivers. Mary McKnight, Ocracoke School counselor/athletic director, said in a statement that the course work is all online. After completing the course, candidates will have to travel to Swan Quarter for the driving part. The following are the weeks for the virtual classes:...
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Brother, can you spare a house?

The Ocracoke Affordable Housing Coalition is looking for a few good houses. Actually, they’re looking for many more than that because there is an acute need for affordable housing for essential workers on Ocracoke. The group formed after Hurricane Dorian in September 2019 and before the COVID-19 pandemic hit...
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Ferry service interrupted by mechanical issues, COVID-19 cases

OCRACOKE, Hyde County — Officials with the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Divisions said they are currently experiencing an uptick in schedule interruptions on its Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Hatteras routes due to unexpected mechanical issues and positive COVID-19 tests among crews. Currently, three of the ferries...
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Hyde County Commissioners approve Occupancy Tax grants to island programs

At their May meeting, Hyde County Commissioners approved all 10 of the recommendations for grants for fiscal year 2022-2023 by the Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board (OTB). Ocracoke County Commissioner Randal Mathew made the motion which was unanimously approved. “I just want to thank all the board members for all the...
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State COVID-19 hospitalizations up from last week

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are up this week compared with last week in North Carolina. The state Department of Health and Human Services says 524 people were hospitalized with the virus last Saturday, compared with 442 the week before. Cases of the virus in our state are...
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Weekly Devotion – John 16:31

John 16:31, “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. The disciples said Jesus was finally speaking clearly and that now they believed. But Jesus turns the question back on them. Do you believe? Think about what Jesus is really asking them; do you finally believe, do you really believe, do you firmly believe? You see that simple question can take many different twists and turns. Jesus is in no way belittling them, but he does want them to think about what it really means to believe.
BELHAVEN, NC
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Hyde County now in ‘yellow’ COVID-19 community risk level

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina county is now in the “yellow” medium risk level for COVID-19 transmission. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Hyde County is one of just two counties in the state to not have a low community risk level.
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Weekly Devotion – John 16:24

John 16:24, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”. Jesus tells us that when we pray to God, when we come to him with our requests, we are to come in Jesus’ name. Jesus is our mediator, our go between, he paid the debt we owed that makes it possible for us to come into God’s presence, to have a relationship with him. It is not that we have to go to Jesus and then he goes to the Father, but that Jesus has made the way for us to go to the Father ourselves.
BELHAVEN, NC
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Chris Woods Named Warden at Hyde Correctional

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Chris Woods as the new warden at Hyde Correctional Institution in Swan Quarter. He had been the associate warden for custody/operations at the prison since 2015. “Warden Woods knows this prison inside and out with almost a quarter century of...
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New warden named at Hyde County prison

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice says it has named a new warden at a Hyde County prison. WITN is told Chris Woods will be the new warden at Hyde Correctional Institution in Swan Quarter. He had been the associate warden for custody/operations at the prison since 2015.
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Board of Education selects new superintendent

Following inquiries from nineteen individuals and interviewing those who met job criteria, the Hyde County Board of Education has selected Dr. Melanie Shaver to become Superintendent of Schools. The action was taken at the April 26, 2022 meeting of the Hyde County Board of Education. Dr. Shaver has been recognized...
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April 2013 by Connie Leinbach It’s a new day in Hyde County and islander Bill Rich, as the newly appointed county manager is eager to help.... Ocracoke English teacher wins “Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament”. June 1, 2011 0. June 2011By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke School English teacher Charles Temple put...
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Affordable housing on Ocracoke to be discussed Monday evening

A community meeting to discuss the findings of a UNC team studying affordable housing on Ocracoke will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Ocracoke Community Center. Sonyia Turner, project manager for the Development Finance Initiative of the UNC School of Government, gave an overview of the team’s finding at the May 2 Hyde County Board of Commissioners meeting, but she will go into more depth at this meeting, said Sara Teaster, Hyde County grant administrator.
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Ocracoke Planning Board seeks moratorium on approving food truck permits

The Ocracoke Advisory Planning Board at its April 13 meeting voted to ask Hyde County to put a moratorium for several months on approving food truck applications for Ocracoke. This would have to be approved by the Hyde County commissioners preceded by a public hearing. A meeting of the planning...
OCRACOKE, NC
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Ocracoke Planning Board seeks moratorium on approving food truck permits

The Ocracoke Advisory Planning Board at its April 13 meeting voted to ask Hyde County to put a moratorium for several months on approving food truck applications for Ocracoke. This would have to be approved by the Hyde County commissioners preceded by a public hearing. A meeting of the planning...
OCRACOKE, NC