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Chili Cookoff 2014 Winners | October 19, 2014

There are two 1st Place awards in the Chili Cookoff – the People’s Choice and the Judge’s Award. Never in the history of the event had the two awards gone to the same chili – until now. The 2014 double 1st winning chili was from Seacoast Marine Electronics. Becky Bailey, chef Dan Albert and head Seacoaster Pete Waterson show off their awards.

Fish Mural at Garland Fulcher Seafood Market | October 18, 2014

At the Garland Fulcher Seafood Market, some fish out of water on the mural on the building. The market on Hodges St is open today.

George Midyette @ The 2014 Sunfish Worlds | October 17, 2014

It’s our town’s George Midyette, competing in the 2014 Sunfish Worlds. George didn’t win the overall event, but he placed a respectable 22nd in Thursday’s final race (there were 72 boats in that race). For making Otown proud, George gets the TownDock award for being the “Top Midyette”. (sorry Turtle)

Jesusa Bailon Wins Race 7 :: Sunfish Worlds 2014 | October 16, 2014
1:25p Jesusa Bailon of Ecuador wins race 7 this afternoon at the Sunfish Worlds. 3:15p Bailon won race number 8 too!

Wet Sunfish Wait For Sun | October 16, 2014
Wet Sunfish, patiently waiting for sun Wednesday at the Sunfish Worlds at Camp Sea Gull. Today the sun will deliver… highs in the mid 70s. The Neuse marine forecast is SW 5-10 knot winds.

Argentinian Francisco Renna In The Lead | October 15, 2014
This sailor is dominating the Sunfish Worlds so far… Francisco Renna of Argentina. Renna won all four races Tuesday, and now leads the seventy two boat fleet. USA team members Conner Blouin and David Mendelblatt are currently second and third. (Priscilla Parker photo)

Boat in a Window | October 14, 2014
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In the window of the Inland Waterway Provision Company on Hodges Street, a boat sails in to some t-shirts.

Victory Smile | October 13, 2014

That is the smile of victory. David Gonzalez Arria of Venezuela took top honors at the 2014 Youth Sunfish Worlds Sunday. The adult Sunfish Worlds start today and run all week on the waters off Camp Sea Gull.

Georgie At The Wurlitzer | October 12, 2014
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Georgie Lee Powell puts a quarter in the jukebox that used to play at her father, Red Lee’s Grill. After almost two decades of silence, Oriental’s History Museum brought the Wurlitzer back to life this year. It was the centerpiece of the Museum’s Street Dance yesterday.

Fixing the Wurlitzer | October 11, 2014
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Eric Ostendorff at work bringing the Oriental History Museum’s Wurlitzer back to life. The jukebox from Red Lee’s Grill had not played since the mid 1990’s. Ostendorff, a mechanical engineer visiting from LA, got the 45’s to play a few months ago and his brother, Lou has been fine-tuning the Wurlitzer since. Today it’s the centerpiece of the museum’s Jukebox Jam Street Dance starting at 4p.

Marshall Adame | October 10, 2014
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Marshall Adame, the Democratic candidate for US Congress talks with one of the attendees after last night’s Candidates Forum at Pamlico Community College. At the forum, Adame, a retired Marine and veteran, was adamant that US troops should not be sent to fight ISIS. Put Saudi, Jordanian, Syrian boots on the ground instead, said Adame, “We’ve paid enough.” If elected, Adame would be one of the few members of Congress with sons who served. One was severely injured by an IED.

Candidates Prepare | October 10, 2014
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Candidates chat ahead of last nights Candidate’s Forum at PCC. From left, Marshall Adame, Whit Whitley, Chris Davis, Michael Speciale and Forum Moderator Jim Ragan. About 200 citizens came out last night to hear candidates speak.

Prepping Sunfish For Sunfish Worlds | October 8, 2014
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Paul Welles and Joe Grimm of Triton Yachts were busy Wednesday preparing 72 brand new Sunfish for the Sunfish championships at Camps Seagull and Seafarer near Oriental. Phase one, the Youth World Championship runs Friday thru Sunday, followed by four days of the Worlds next week. Part of the prep had Paul checking each daggerboard to see that it easily fit in the slot. (For a view of some of the fleet, click here.)

Sunfish for the Sunfish Worlds | October 8, 2014
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Some of the 72 new Sunfish that will be used in the Sunfish Worlds at Camps Seafarer and Seagull. The first three days will be dedicated to the youth championships, followed early next week by competition among the top Sunfish sailors in the world. It’s the first time Pamlico County has hosted the tourney — next year’s is in Peru.

Blood Moon Oct 8 2014 | October 8, 2014
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As seen from Mildred’s Cove in Oriental… this morning’s “blood moon” … before the eclipse. (Tom Lathrop photo)

Ike, lookin' at you | October 7, 2014
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Ike. The cat. Yes, he is looking at you. Yeah, you. Don’t be nervous, Ike is a feline celebrity, Mr. October.

Pesty Wins Solo | October 6, 2014
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It’s hard not to like a boat named “Pesty”. Pesty proved pesty to competitors Saturday, winning the overall award in the 2014 Neuse River Solo. Pesty is a Morgan 24 sailed by Bill Hitner from Fairfield Harbor. (Joe Mattea photo)

Harbor Reflection on Hodges Street | October 5, 2014
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When high water comes to Oriental it holds up a mirror on Hodges Street. This reflection of the harbor came in August when a few days of north wind blew in. Thankfully, water levels are lower today. With south winds expected for the coming week, levels should stay low.

Neuse Solo Shirt | October 4, 2014
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Today it’s the race with the most crew harmony… The Neuse River Solo. It’s also the local sailing event with the best (only?) logo. Photo is the 2009 Solo t-shirt (back of human unidentified).

FJ Flying | October 3, 2014
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Bow To Stern Boating starts an “Open Sailing Night” Mon Oct 6 @ 5p. The focus is on getting out sailing. Choose an FJ – fast 13’ boats perfect for a crew of two (that is an FJ above, sailing in last month’s Greens Creek Challenge), or a Sunfish. It’s just 5 bucks… just show up at Bow To Stern about 4:30p and get your boat ready…