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It's Saturday April 18, 2015

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1952 Johnson | April 17, 2015
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A 1952 Johnson. The vintage 3 HP motor was on one of the wooden boats on display at last weekend’‘s Oriental Boat Show.

Hope Float Kayaks Arrive 2015 | April 16, 2015
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The first of the Hope Floats kayak fleet – with lighted lantern strapped on – arrives at Oriental’s dinghy dock on the Saturday afternoon of the Oriental Boat Show. More than a dozen kayakers from the Triangle spent 8 days paddling 200+ miles of the river, this was the second year in a row that the cancer-awareness group made Oriental its destination.

River Dunes Outdoor Stage Inaugural Concert | April 14, 2015
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New at River Dunes: an outdoor stage. Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Orchestra broke it in – in style – Friday night. The stage is set alongside River Dunes’ Grace Harbor, with a gentle slope to accommodate the audience. The acoustics were crisp, too. (For another view, later in the show, click here.)

Equinox Orchestra at River Dunes | April 14, 2015
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The big band, Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Orchestra, on Friday night late in their show at River Dunes. It was the last Pamlico Musical Society show of this season, but the first of shows at the brand new stage on the edge of Grace Harbor. The stage at River Dunes is the second outdoor music venue to open in the area in the past two weeks, the other being the Red Rooster behind The Silos in Oriental.

The Scene @ Bow To Stern | April 13, 2015
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It’s the scene at Bow To Stern Boating on Smith Creek. Tonight is the first “Open Sailing” of the season @ Bow To Stern. You’re invited to sail on Sunfish & FJ’s… be there around 4:30p.

Fairlead at Oriental Boat Show | April 12, 2015
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A fairlead shines on an electric boat launch, one of more than 70 boats on display at the Oriental Boat Show. The show continues today.

Wooden Boat Exhibition 2015 | April 11, 2015
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The Oriental Boat Show has over 70 boats – mostly fiberglass. But the 2015 show debuts a new feature – a Wooden Boat Exhibition. You can see a wooden boat being built at the show. Above, there are ten classic wooden boats lined up by the Water Street Grill Deck. Some are simply to admire, some are for sale. Above is a 1967 17.5ft Pete Culler Concordia Sloop, brought to the show by Lowell Boats of Greensboro.

Boat Show Layout 2015 | April 10, 2015
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It’s the 2015 Oriental Boat Show layout. All the tents set up Thursday and many of the boats. The rest are rolling (or boating) into Oriental this morning. The boat show kicks off at noon today, and is underway through Sunday.

Anne's Round Stern | April 9, 2015
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A classic stern. Anne drew admirers on her recent visit. Come on board and visit the 130 year old wooden ship

Oriental Boat Show Logo | April 8, 2015
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For 2015 the Oriental Boat Show debuts a new logo. It’s sweet. Does any boat show have a logo this fine? Boats and humans are soon arriving in our town – 95 vendors will show their boats and boat stuff. The Oriental Boat show is this weekend, Friday through Sunday.

Saltwater Gold At Red Rooster | April 7, 2015
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The band, Saltwater Gold, performing Saturday night, the grand opening night for the Red Rooster bar and music venue behind The Silos restaurant.

Sunrise Off Camp Don Lee | April 6, 2015

Sunrise, Easter morning, viewed from the shores of Camp Don Lee on the Neuse. (Ben Casey photo)

Happy Easter 2015 | April 5, 2015

Happy Easter… rabbit by artist Marlene Miller (you can see her stuff at the Village Gallery on Hodges Street).

Red Rooster Bar Coming | April 3, 2015

There’s a new bar at The Silos. The upstairs one stays as is – this new bar is outside. Out back of The Silos is the “Red Rooster,” with an adjoining stage for live music. Grand Opening is Saturday April 4, 4p until late. The opening includes a beer tasting by craft brewer Foothills Brewing.

Pierce Creek Sunrise Mist | April 1, 2015
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A recent sunrise at Pierce Creek as mist lifted from the water’s surface. (Photo: Em Mallard)

Old Pier Remnants | March 31, 2015

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Remnants of a pier that once stood off of South Avenue near Mildred Street.

Blue Line Cleated | March 29, 2015
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Blue line cleated at Sea Harbour Yacht Club. (To see the braiding up close, click on image.)

Glint of Sun at Garland Fulcher Seafood | March 28, 2015
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The setting sun’s light zaps off some reflection on a window at Garland Fulcher Seafood. In foreground are nets and gear from the trawlers docked nearby.

Masts and Pink Clouds | March 27, 2015
Masts at Oriental Harbor Marina as sunset backlit some clouds.

SailCraft Reflection | March 26, 2015
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Reflection in a hull at Sailcraft Services yard yesterday as John Hobgood powerwashed a sailboat while it was in the TravLift slings.