The web site pointed out that Ocracoke is unincorporated, and thus has no mayor. It then went on to interview Charles Meeker, long-time visitor to Ocracoke, who was at that time the mayor of Raleigh.
Charles' father, Leonard Meeker (1916-2014), former lawyer for the State Department and former Ambassador to Romania, was living on Ocracoke in 2009.
|Leonard Meeker, 2005 by Oliver White|
In the interview Charles talks about aspects of the island that continue to draw him here...the natural beauty, local stories, the quiet pace of life, and the community's commitment to the preservation of its history.
You can read the short conversation here: http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/blogpost/6028795/.
Out latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Aleta, Ocracoke's mailboat from 1944-1952, compliments of the Core Sound Museum. Click on the following link for photos, text, and audio recordings about this iconic vessel: http://www.coresound.com/saltwaterconnections/portlight/aleta/