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It's Saturday May 23, 2015

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HarborCam Friday | May 22, 2015
Ready for the weekend?


Boat Stand | May 21, 2015
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Some grinding ahead for a boat on stands at a yard in Oriental.


Alligator on Whittaker Creek | May 20, 2015
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May want to think twice about dangling your toes off the boat. Still more sightings of an alligator at the far western end of Whittaker Creek. Gerry Crowley took this photo late Tuesday afternoon. The gator doesn’t show much — all photos so far have revealed just the head. One resident who’s seen it, suggests it’s 5-6 feet long. Watch those small dogs, okay?


Art on the Neuse 2015 - Bear Sighting | May 18, 2015
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Bear sighting at Art on the Neuse Saturday.


Art on the Neuse 2015 - Windchimes | May 17, 2015
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Windchimes made of repurposed wares. They were from Jennifer Del Rio’s “Second Wind” at yesterday’s Art on the Neuse festival. The event had been postponed a week because of last Saturday’s winds and rain. The weather held out yesterday, with just enough wind to make a wind chime murmur.


Art on the Neuse 2015 - Oriental Glass | May 16, 2015
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Oriental, on the flip side. As the Art on the Neuse fest opened this morning, artist Barbara Miller stood below one of her glass works. From left, they spell L, A, T, N, E, I, R, O. The festival of art and music continues thru til 4p on the robrah in Oriental.


Janet Adkins One Summer Day | May 15, 2015
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The painting, One Summer Day, by local artist Janet Adkins. It graces this year’s Art on the Neuse poster. The yearly arts and music fest is happening tomorrow on the harbor (after a one week delay due to last Saturday’s weather.) Dozens of artists will be showing and selling their work. Musicians will be playing. And the posters will be for sale. All happening Saturday from 9a-4p.


Black Velvet Invite | May 14, 2015
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A big weekend of art events ahead. Friday May 15 is the 7th Annual Black Velvet Event @ The Village Gallery. $25 person, 4-7p, wear your fancy duds. The event is a fundraiser that helps keep the gallery going. Saturday May 16 is Art On The Neuse, 9a – 4p on the grounds of the Oriental Marina Inn. Artwork and music by the harbor all day.


Bailers Needed | May 13, 2015
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Our models today are showing off the latest in boat bailer technology. Here’s the bailer challenge: Bow To Stern Boating has dozens of small boats. They need new bailers. Those fancy store bought bailers would be hundreds of dollars. You can help. Got an empty plastic container that had iced tea? Or liquid detergent? Here are some example containers. Thick plastic requested (not milk or water containers). Preferably gallon size, half gallon is OK. (Boat bailer models: Emme James, Caroline James, and Jordane Tomzak)


Future Bailers | May 13, 2015
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Corn On The Grow | May 12, 2015
corn fieldTropical Storm Ana’s rains added more life to the corn fields on North Street. Laura Turgeon shows us in Drawing The Town.


Storm Ana On Weather Radar | May 10, 2015
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Tropical Depression Ana on southeast weather radar. Monday morning at 5a Ana had just 15 mph winds, the center being about over Smithfield NC and the system slowly (4 mph) heading northeast. In Oriental at 5a Monday light rain & little wind.


Ana 8a Sunday | May 10, 2015
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8:00a Sunday Ana has further weakened, now with peak winds of 40 mph. Tropical Storm Ana is near Myrtle Beach, SC. Above is forecast track as of 8a Sunday. The storm will further weaken, and pass well to our west (closer to Raleigh than Oriental) later today & tonight. See more here.


Ana 5a Sunday | May 10, 2015
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5:00a Sunday Tropical Storm Ana makes landfall near Myrtle Beach, SC. The storm has weakened, now with peak winds of 45 mph. Above is forecast track as of 5a Sunday. The storm will further weaken, and pass well to our west later today & tonight. See more here.


Ana 5p Saturday | May 9, 2015
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Tropical Storm Ana, crawling at 3 mph towards the SC coast. Above the forecast track as of 5p Saturday. Ana now has 60 mph winds. We have seen a bit of the edge of Storm Ana today, but more is coming for Sunday & Monday. See more here.


Ana 5a Saturday | May 9, 2015
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Storm Ana has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm (formerly subtropical). Above the forecast track as of 5a Saturday. Ana now has 60 mph winds… moving slowly (3 mph) towards the South Carolina coast and then inland. We will see the edge of a weakened (but wet) Storm Ana Monday. See that track here.


Storm Ana 5p Friday | May 8, 2015
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Subtropical Storm Ana forecast track as of 5p Friday. Ana has 45 mph wind… heading for the South Carolina coast (see above)… landing well south of us. It isn’t going to move much over the next 24 hours, but we will see a visit from a weakened (but wet) Storm Ana Sunday/Monday. See that track here.


Storm Ana Mid Day Friday | May 8, 2015
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Subtropical Storm Ana forecast track as of 11a this morning. Ana has 45 mph wind… heading for the South Carolina coast (see above)… landing well south of us. After that initial landfall, the weakened storm will take a sharp turn towards us and head up the coast – see that track here.


Storm Ana Friday Morning | May 8, 2015
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Subtropical Storm Ana forecast track as of 5a this morning. Ana has 45 mph wind… heading for the South Carolina coast (see above)… landing well south of us. After that initial landfall, the weakened storm will take a sharp turn towards us and head up the coast – see that track here.


Subtropical Storm Ana Declared | May 7, 2015
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Subtropical Storm Ana is official. The storm has near 40 mph winds as of 11p Thursday night. The track is heading for the South Carolina coast (see above)… landing well south of us. We’ll still get wet.