Saturday, March 27, 2010

A brand new Ocrapony

Ocracoke Island has a new Ocrapony! She was born on Monday morning. Her name is Paloma. She was named by the children at the Ocracoke School. Paloma means "dove" in Spanish. This beautiful little paint colored filly was born to Spirit, one of the Ocracoke heard. We are happy to welcome our new resident to the Ocracoke Pony pens!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Ocracoke Lighthouse... brighter than ever!

At dusk on the evening of Wednesday, March 3, the Ocracoke Lighthouse beacon will once again be visible from the village of Ocracoke. The lighthouse, originally constructed in 1823, received significant restoration work during the past four months and the light is ready to be turned on once again. The work included repairs to historic metalwork, new glass in the lens room, and lightning protection measures to the structure.