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News From The Village Updated Almost Daily
- Oriental Ghost Walk - Oct 28 8p
- Early Voting - Fri Oct 28
- Tony Craig's Country Stores @ History Museum Thru Dec
- Halloween Spooktacular CANCELLED Oct 29
- Paula Rozov @ Vil Gal thru Oct
- Ken Laser at Village Gallery thru Dec
- Open Sailing Oct 31
Hot Chili Raises $ For Old Theater Roof. The Story
Sunshine. Strings. Smiles.. The Story
Eric Kindle Reports From Princeville. The Story
Pamlico Pays It Forward. The Story
Seeking A Dry Route. The Story
After The Winds And Rain. The Story
A Town Preps. The Story
High Ground To Escape High Water. The Story
Reader Questions Unclear Plan. Letters To The Editor
Bob Arrington Writes On The Potential Impact. Guest Columnist
Charlie Overcash Reports In. Guest Columnist
Blessed with a Bristol Channel Cutter. The Shipping News
Public Hearing Tuesday Night. The Story
Oriental's Julia Tingle. Spokes
Scott Williams Makes An Exclusive List. The Story
What If Joyce Kilmer Had Seen The Tree?. The Story
NC State Bar Investigation Ends, Funds Returned To Local Clients. The Story
First On T-Shirts, Now A Book. The Story
A Call To Use It Right. Letters To The Editor
7th Annual Festival. The Story
Youth Racing in FJs And Optis. The Story
She said yes. The Story
He taught thousands how to sail. The Story
Oriental Piggly Wiggly: Views, Day 1. The Story
Live Video Coverage. The Story
Inside Oriental Piggly Wiggly. The Story
Open Arms. Letters To The Editor
Oriental-Falklands Connections. Letters To The Editor
Shakedown Cruise: 9600 Miles From Oriental To The Falkland Islands. The Shipping News
29 Days in 2016 TransAm. Spokes
Minnessott Beach On Parade. The Story
He Will Meister No More. Letters To The Editor
Beyond the Parade. The Story
Volunteerism, Brexit, The Pig. The Story
Remembering Bob.... The Story
Words of Thanks. Letters To The Editor
This Year: A Cannon, New Fireworks Site, Gospel Sing. The Story
Oriental Dog Citizen. Pet Of The Month
June Town Board Mtg: $848K Plan. The Story
Former Commissioner Weighs In. Letters To The Editor
Many boats in Oriental’s harbor this month as cruisers migrate south. While we’ve not yet seen a vessel with these particular lines, you can see the full Karen Van Gamper painting, “Oriental Lanterns” at the Village Gallery, on the harbor.
Thursday October 27, 2016
Oriental’s Village Gallery goes a tad modern today – opening reception for Ken Laser’s Forty Year Fetish. 4 – 7p. You’re invited.
Be brave. Tool belt optional. Check out the porch view.
10:25a It’s said that some parts of the world get bored with their weather – it is just too perfect all the time.
That may not be a problem we have… most of the time. But another wonderfully boring day of sun & dry is with us. Mid 70s.
You’re tough, soldier through it.
Wednesday October 26, 2016
4:12p Golf? October is delivering up the right weather. The 2016 Minnesott Golf & Country Club Membership drive is underway – 50% off (and no initiation fee). More info here.
2:07p You might not have guessed how many bucks you can make from brats. Grilled brats (not the ones with legs).
From Linda Parker:
We are especially thrilled to announce that we were able to donate $3,764.42 to The Old Theater to put toward the replacement of their roof. We could not have done this without the support of our community.
Linda Parker, President, Oriental Dragon Boat Club
5:30a There may still be undecided voters but in Pamlico County, more than 1500 are in the “decided” camp.
In the first 5 days of Early Voting, 1570 have gone to the courthouse in Bayboro to cast ballots. That is more than 10% of the entire population of Pamlico County and ahead of the rate of early voting in the last presidential election in 2012.
There are 10 more days of the early voting – the Board of Elections polling site opens at 8a, closing times vary (see below). And you can still register to vote.
- Oct 24 – 28, 8a – 6p
- Sat Oct 29, 8a – 1p
- Oct 31 – Nov 2, 8a – 6p
- Nov 3 – 4, 8a – 8p
- Sat Nov 5, 8a – 1p
Tuesday October 25, 2016
9:11a North winds on the Pamlico Sound have water levels back on the rise. 1.3 feet this morning, putting some damp back on Hodges.
• Neuse River at Oriental Water Levels
• Pamlico Sound Marine Weather Forecast
8:52a Sunny. Clear. Dry. High upper 60s. The temps will vary some, but basically the same forecast for the next week.
Monday October 24, 2016
4:27p Autumn makes blankets more popular. A Piglet stadium blanket? Only in this town.
9:15a The third Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival was October 15. Despite flooded roads intimidating some re the route to Oriental, the performers and the people did come. Perfect October weather beamed on town. Photos and the story from the day here.
That October weather is hard not to like. Today sunshine, high 70s. The a couple days of mid 60s and more clear skies.
Sunday October 23, 2016
Here’s the deal though… after a brisk morning, sunshine and high 60s ahead – might even reach 70.
Being October and all – it’s Oktoberfest today. Grilled brats. Read on…
If, like many sleepy villagers, you went to sleep well before SNL last night, there is a reprieve. Last night Saturday Night Live parodied the third and final (thank you) debate. There’s something in there for you whoever your candidate is. Brace yourself. Have a click.
Saturday October 22, 2016
11:25a Life gives us choices. You could help the Old Theater by climbing up to the roof when it rains and deployong an umbrella to keep water off. Or… you could go eat some chili. Right now. The Chili Cookoff – with proceeds going to the roof repair — is underway.
You get to vote on your fave of the dozen chefs competing. (But no casting ballots twice today. Unless the other time was over at the Courthouse.)
8:23a The sun is shining. Sixty-five autumnal degrees will descend upon you. Hot chili will be served. An auction with cool nautical stuff is in town. Hodges Street is dry. The ferry is running. That would-be tropical storm ain’t gonna happen.
No complaints allowed.
Friday October 21, 2016
2:19p Cooler autumn air comes Saturday ( clear & mid 60s forecast ). Great stuff for the 2016 Chili Cookoff – all starting 11a at the Oriental Marina Inn Courtyard.
While you ponder Saturday’s eatin’, take a look at the 2015 Chili Cookoff.
10:18a A headline just arrived from Cycle NC – CNC Coastal Ride Returns to Oriental, NC!
This ride features 3 full days of great routes perfect for any level of cyclists.
All routes are loop rides that start and end in Oriental so there’s no moving camp each day.
Oriental is a small sailing town that tends to move at its own pace, which is usually dictated by which way the wind is blowing. With fantastic museums, plenty of marinas, great shopping, fresh seafood, and simply gorgeous waterfront surroundings, Oriental is a perfect destination to pull up a deck chair, relax, and enjoy the scene.
Last year’s ride sold out in just a few months so make sure you register ASAP to avoid missing a great weekend of cycling in Coastal North Carolina.
Salute to Doug Sligh (and other local cyclists) plus Town Manager Diane Miller who worked together to make this happen.
10:01a The year was 1962. The Cuban missile crisis. The Chevrolet Corvair. The Beatles sang Love Me Do. If you see Silos / O’Town dude Chris Daniels today… it’s Happy Birthday time.
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7:42a Early voting started in Pamlico County yesterday. Pamlico County Board of Elections Director Lisa Bennett says biz was brisk – 399 people voted.
We won’t know how they voted until after the polls close November 8.
Small chance of rain today, but basically partly cloudy 80 today. Cool crisp air arrives tonight – low near 50 – Saturday sunshine mid 60s. Perfect chili eatin’ weather.
Leather Sectional Couch -- Suede Chaise Lounge
All Building Construction Services
Reduced To Sell: In town Waterview lot
V-Nose Trailer For Sale
Yard sale on the back porch- Sat Oct 29 - something for all
Trikke T78 Air
1987 SkeeCraft 18 $2,900 OBO.
November 19th Mosaic Workshop
37 foot hunter sailboat needs repair
Yard Sale this Saturday
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