It's Wednesday March 12, 2014 Dock Quote: “The human condition...
- Parks/Rec, Harbor Mtgs - Mar 12
- Wed Open Mic Night @ The Silos - Mar 12
- Corned Beef Cabbage Dinner - Mar 12
- SCOO Winter Seminar Mar 13
- OWC Chowder Cookoff - Mar 15
- Leukemia Cup Regatta Kickoff - Mar 15
- Pamlico Community Band Concert - Mar 15
What Happens At Brantley's, Stays At Brantley's. Drawing The Town
A Good Response To Bad Check. The Story
Annual Ball Is The Hope Clinic's Largest Fundraiser. The Story
The Best. The Worst. Sometimes They Are The Same.. The Story
Third Fall In As Many Weeks Covers Oriental. The Story
Six Legs Of Experience. TownDock TV
Life A Complicated Piece of Music. Letters To The Editor
Ray & Peggy Tie The Knot. The Story
Audience of One. Pet Of The Month
Q & A With The Waiter Turned Actor. The Story
Croaker Drops In The New Year. The Story
A Dragon Needs A Home, Too. The Story
...and Christmas On Church Street. Drawing The Town
Cruelty & Consumption. Mug Shots
2013's Leading Skippers. The Story
Parade: No White Xmas, But No Wet One Either. The Story
Oriental Man Outsails America's Cupper. The Story
High Lights: Kayaks, Luminaria, Boats, . The Story
Some Non-Profits In Our Area. The Story
Friday & Saturday Events. The Story
Diver Dog. Pet Of The Month
Pat Stockwell Would Like To Know "Where's Pascal?". The Story
Case For Oriental Getting Control. Letters To The Editor
Armed Robbers In And Out In About A Minute. The Story
Planning Board Picks, Banning Overnight Dinghy Stays, Harbor Plan. The Story
Photo Essay. The Story
Cold Weather and Dozens Of Cyclists. The Story
The Not Normal Voyager. The Shipping News
Board Votes For $900 Plaque, Not Chairs. The Story
Come On In.... Drawing The Town
Thanks and Other Thoughts. Letters To The Editor
Dutch Boat Prinses Mia Tows French Boat Away. The Story
Oriental's Commissioner & Mayor's Races. The Story
Special Water Treatment?. Letters To The Editor
What happens at Brantley’s, stays at Brantley’s. Well, almost. Artist Laura Turgeon found the Friday morning ladies playing cards at the village restaurant.
Wednesday March 12, 2014
Seems like we jumped from winter to summer the past few days. High of 77 recorded at the Oriental Weather Station yesterday. Today, more highs in the 70’s, but with that a chance of rain. And then.. the weather goes all screwy on us, says the Oriental Weather Forecast. Tomorrow’s high: 41.
Arapahoe Methodist is holding a corned beef and cabbage dinner tonight. The Silos has its weekly open-mid night. There are a couple of meetings at Town Hall. Parks and Rec this morning, and the Harbor/Waterfronts committee this evening. All the details are in What’s Happening. (Do take a peek ahead to the weekend. It’s action-packed.)
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Twelve hundred cyclists — at least 24 hundred wheels — will be rolling in and out of Oriental on the weekend of April 4-6 when Cycle NC brings its Spring Ride weekend to town, something that happens every three years. Cyclists will be camping along the Neuse waterfront in Oriental and staying in residents’ homes. And of course, they hit the road during the day, cycling for miles and miles around Pamlico County. It’s a great event — of the low-impact, eco-tourism variety.
Right now, volunteers are needed to help staff those rest stops along the way. If you can help — on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday the 4th thru 6th — it’d be much appreciated. More details are here.
As reported yesterday afternoon, Oriental has a new Town Manager taking over a week from this Friday. See below…
Monday March 10, 2014
4:32p News from Town Hall this hour is that the Town has hired a new Town Manager.
Her name is Diane Miller and for the past 7 years she has been the Grants Manager, Public Information Officer and Communications Coordinator for the City of Havelock. She lives in New Bern and is a graduate of ECU where she earned a masters in Public Administration two years ago. Miller’s starting salary will be $47,000 and she will start on March 21, the first day of the Town Board’s two-day retreat.
A Philadelphia native, who moved South “courtesy of” the Marine Corps, Miller will lead a staff of 12 full time and part time town employees, according to a press release from Town Hall. To read the full press release sent from Town Hall this afternoon, click here.
5:30a If you liked this weekend’s weather, stay tuned for more today and tomorrow. Your Oriental Weather Forecast has highs in the way upper 60’s again today and past 70 tomorrow.
SCOO’s closing in on the end of its annual winter seminars with just a week or two more. This week the focus is on emergency first aid when you’re on board a boat. Seems worth your while to learn what to do — CPR for instance — when you may be the only person who can help. Eric Kindle’s teaching the two sessions — tomorrrow and on Thursday.
Check out What’s Happening to see how this rather busy week and upcoming weekend are playing out. Araphoe Methodist has a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Wednesday night. And Saturday is jam-packed, so much so, you might want to sort out all events now. For starters, on Saturday OWC puts on its Chowder Cookoff at Oriental Marina, there’s a wine tasting at Nautical Wheelers, while at River Dunes late Saturday afternoon, this year’s Leukemia Cup gets kicked off. Scads more details on these and other events at What’s Happening… …
Saturday March 8, 2014
Today’s the payoff after days of cold, wet, windy weather. The Oriental Weather Forecast has highs in the 60’s today and clear, sunny skies. Tomorrow too.
Fine weather for this morning’s Oriental Farmers’ Market on Hodges. At 9 there’s a meeting at Brantley’s for planning this July’s Croakerfest. Lots of volunteers needed. Pamlico Community College holds its Bluegrass and Gospel Festival. and Paradise Cove’s potlucking it tonight.
It’s looking like 2014 is shaping up as a busy year… as you can see in the ever-updated listings in What’s Happening. Scroll down and see……
Oh, and a timely reminder. We’re springing forward this weekend.. tripping into Daylight Saving Time at 2a Sunday. Today’s Dock Quote gets a jump on this ritual…..
Friday March 7, 2014
“One tall latte with a pair of tall boots.” The water’s high along Hodges near the Bean and the harbor this morning. The coffee shop is open to those who wade in. Pamlico Nikes or some Gill boots from the Provision Company recommended.
Indications are we’ll have this high water all day. Your Oriental Weather Forecast has a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect til just after midnight. Wind’s a big factor in that — gusts up to 40 today, up to 35 tonight. Wind advisory blowing til 1 this afternoon. Rain a good bet this morning with scattered showers this afternoon.
But do look ahead to tomorrow. Not to get all “Annie” on you (please, do not cue the music) but that sun will er, come out tomorrow. High of 60 for Saturday… and 65 on Sunday
Thursday March 6, 2014
Rain and wind and with that, high water. That’s what the Oriental Weather Forecast has in store today and tomorrow. Gale warning from 10 this morning thru Saturday morning. Coastal flooding advisory (we have to think that would be “find higher ground”) is in effect from 1 this afternoon thru early Saturday.
But if you’re looking ahead to the weekend, there’s the good news. Clearing skies and temps near and above 60.
Primadonna’s gone from Oriental’s harbor – as are all but one of the boats whose owners homesteaded and took up residence there in the past year. Primadonna’s crew pointed their boat south to the Bahamas in early winter, and as noted here last week, ran afoul of authorities there and were reportedly sent back to France.
While Primadonna is no longer in Oriental, one lissue remains in its wake: that bad check that a local man, Pat Stockwell, co-signed for Primadonna’s captain — and was then left holding the bag and having to pay the bank $2980. Folks have been asking how they could help Pat out. The answer, is here.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
When TownDock ran last weeks’ update on the SV Primadonna – Bahamian deportation for crew, boat on a Booby Cay reef — some readers contacted us to ask how they could help Pat Stockwell. Pat’s the quiet manager at the Provision Company who had co-signed a check for Primadonna’s French crew last fall and then was stuck with paying the bank $2980 because the check was bad.
If you’d like to help Pat out — he had co-signed because he was just trying to help a sailor — the details are here… (If you’re new to the story, there are lots of links there to the coverage..)