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Skip Waters 1953-2014 | October 29, 2014
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We’re sad to learn of the passing of Skip Waters yesterday, age 61. The popular local TV weatherman was frequently seen in Oriental… often the MC at local charitable events. This is classic outgoing Skip in a photo from the 2013 Croaker Festival parade. More about Skip’s life on the WCTI web site.

Bean's New Deck Progresses | October 28, 2014
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The new side deck at The Bean is getting closer to completion. Work this week centers on the elevator – a new feature – for use by those who can’t climb the stairs. (It’s at the center of the deck’s Duck Pond side.) At the street, the curb was cut yesterday to make way for the wooden walkway to the elevator.

Ike Exercises | October 27, 2014
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It’s Monday. Time to get back to work. We all have different responsibilities. Ike demonstrates his (Ike is Mr October).

Joe Cox 1974 Painting Of Water's Edge | October 26, 2014
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A scene of local waters, painted in 1974 by Joe Cox. He was a professor of design at NCSU and here in Oriental, taught art and was one of the forces behind the first New Years Eve dragon run in the early 1960’s. In his later years he lived at South Water and Hodges. The painting, now owned by Peggy King, has no name, she says, just a date.

Fenders Reflected | October 25, 2014
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Fenders reflected in the waters of Deatons.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (to the Old Theater) | October 24, 2014
If we just had a carnival at the edge of town, and we wore better hats, it all could have happened in Oriental. Something Wicked. Showing 7:30p tonight at The Old Theater. Tickets $5.50 (includes tax). Popcorn included (your date will think you paid extra).

Elf Announces New Time | October 23, 2014
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Taking a break from making children’s toys, Elf & Parade Master Paul Fairbank has announced a new time for the Spirit Of Christmas Parade.

Way To Go, Eric | October 22, 2014
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From the Sunfish Worlds… a 4-year old from Boston excitedly called out to his stepfather, Eric Woodman, after the race was over. See the Sunfish Worlds photos and story now online.

Wayfaring Alligator | October 21, 2014
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In Minnesott, an alligator catches some autumnal rays. Jan and Sheldon Shikoluk took a photo of this gator – from a respectful distance – a few days ago while on their way to Wayfarers Cove Marina. It’s there most days, they say. An alligator has also been seen from time to time at the nearby golf course. The Shikoluks say this one is a baby of a much larger parent. (Click here for another view.)

Alligator Reflection | October 21, 2014
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Alligator sunning near Wayfarers Cove Marina. If an alligator sees its reflection, does that mean six more weeks of fall? Or something more cautionary for Halloween revelers? (Photo: Jan & Sheldon Shikoluk)

Sunfish Windward Smile | October 20, 2014

A windward Sunfish Worlds sailor can’t help but smile… the sailor is Oriental’s Kara Wheeler.

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.