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It's Wednesday May 4, 2016

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Lost In Yard Sale Space | May 3, 2016

Lost In Yard Sale Space. Found in the yard sale – every Lost In Space on VHS tape, plus multiple Lost In Space robots. Danger…

Rainy Radar | May 3, 2016

Newport NC Weather Radar shows rain all about… it’s coming to town.

Rest & Exercise Kit | May 2, 2016

Exercise & recovery kit. Slightly used discovery spotted on Ragan Rd during Saturday’s Town Wide Yard Sale. It wasn’t the only well paired exercise kit.

Exercise & Hydration Kit | May 2, 2016

Exercise & hydration kit. Maintaining your liquids during a workout, simplified.

Prom Wear On The Town Dock - Cole Gray & Jenny Alford | May 1, 2016
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The usual scene Saturday night at the docks is snowbirds & locals talking about boats. Last night the evening wear stepped up a notch. Cole Gray and his date, Jenny Alford, took advantage of Oriental’s Town Dock for a prom portrait Saturday. Jenny is from Bayboro, Cole is from Merritt. Students at Pamlico County High School, he is a junior; she is a senior planning to attend UNC-Wilminton to major in Nursing.
Click on the image to see it larger… and then click through (mouse to the arrow at right) to see more formal wear at the Town Dock.

Yard Sale Rabbits | April 30, 2016
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As if there weren’t enough rabbits hopping around town, today’s Town Wide Yard Sale in Oriental had more stationary versions on display. Here, a quintet posed in a yard on Neuse Drive.

Yard Sale:Banjo | April 30, 2016
Oriental’s Town Wide Yard Sale is today.. The annual event always lays out a range of unexpected items. At last year’s sale one yard had only stringed instruments for sale, and here, a potential buyer considers a banjo. (though there was a rumor that someone was actually sneaking in a banjo to leave on the table.)

Kip and Paul | April 29, 2016
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Congrats to Kip Nicholas and Paul Fairbank who were married yesterday at the courthouse in Bayboro. Nuptials were at 3pm – actually at the Bayboro jail. No, Kip & Paul weren’t in trouble (any more than usual). The jail is where the magistrate was. Seems he couldn’t leave due to his other responsibilities. The sign required leaving the shotgun at the door. Honeymoon plans were not disclosed at press time. (Photo: J. Dique)

Piggly Wiggly Gas | April 28, 2016
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You’re getting a view of the Piggly Wiggly branded gas pumps before they actually exist. This is the design provided to Piggly owner Billy Flockhart. The pumps will be opening in June along with the grocery store (occupying the closed Walmart Express building). Flockhart will be talking about the store at tonight’s Oriental Food Initiative meeting, 6:30p at the Old Theater.

Broad Creek Sunrise | April 27, 2016
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Sunrise on Broad Creek (Susan banks photo)

View (Foggy) From The Bridge | April 27, 2016
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A slightly foggy view from the bridge of Oriental Harbor Marina. OYC’s landmark building is in background.

Scamp's Sky | April 26, 2016
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Oriental’s April sky reflected off of Tom Lathrop’s boat, Scamp.

Pier at Lou Mac and Sky Closing In | April 25, 2016
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Lou Mac Park pier as clouds gathered.

Pecan Grove Rainbow | April 23, 2016
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Saturday’s rain also brought a rainbow, seen here at Pecan Grove Marina. (Photo:Steven Adkins)

Harbor Sounds To Play PCC Bluegrass Fest | April 23, 2016
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At Pamlico Community College from 11a to 4p today, the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival brings 10 performances to 2 stages. Among the bands will be Harbor Sounds, seen here performing at the first Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival. The 3rd Annual OFPMF is coming up on October 15.

Circe: Catboat's Transom | April 22, 2016
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Now and then, the catboat , Circe, glides up to Oriental’s Town Dock for a visit. The boat has fetching lines, extending to the transom.

Celtic Drum At Village Galleries | April 21, 2016
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A drum done up with Celtic stylings, by Tom McElroy at Village Gallery. It’s one of many works – paintings, sculpture, photos and jewelry by the resident artists – at the gallery near Oriental’s harbor.

1947 Trumpy Sophie Visits Oriental | April 20, 2016

SS Sophie is a 1947 Trumpy. 80 feet. It visited Oriental yesterday evening and departed early this morning. The dog on watch made it fit town. But this boat has some more story to go along with it. Sophie is owned by Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, and her husband attorney John Coale.
Fox News host. A Trumpy.
Hey, just reporting the facts. Port. Starboard. Fair. Balanced.
Click on the image to see it larger… and then click through (mouse to the arrow at right) to see a few more views. The boat is stunning… appearing to be in almost museum quality condition.

Mayor Sally & First Dog | April 19, 2016
sallyAt Saturday’s PAWS Pet Parade – Oriental Mayor Sally Belangia & Bogey – Oriental’s “First Dog.” Bogey and 48 of his closest friends were on parade.

Billy Flockhart Owns The Building | April 18, 2016

The Oriental Piggly Wiggly is getting closer. Billy Flockhart closed on the building Friday… above is Billy Monday morning at the store. This morning Flockhart walked through the building and explained plans to members of Oriental’s Food Initiative. Billy plans to remove and shorten some of the shelves – making the store feel much more open. Target opening date – somewhere between June 1 and June 15.