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Midyette/Hinman House Down | January 21, 2017 Midyette/Hinman House Down | January 21, 2017

The work started midweek. By FrIday afternoon the Midyette House, aka in recent decades as Chuck and Jan Hinman's, was down.
Foggy January Saturday | January 21, 2017 Foggy January Saturday | January 21, 2017
Donald & Meryl's Big Show | January 20, 2017

Donald. Meryl. Together(ish) on one stage. It's the Old Theater today. Inauguration live on the big screen, doors open at 10:30a. Then tonight at 7:30p Meryl in Mamma Mia, showtime 7:30p. Dress appropriately.
Donald & Meryl's Big Show | January 20, 2017
Hinman House Coming Down | January 18, 2017 Hinman House Coming Down | January 18, 2017

The Midyette – more recently, the Hinman – house, dating to the late 1800s, is coming down this morning. The home, at the corner of South & Wall Streets, is among the oldest in town. In recent years (recent hurricanes didn’t help) it had become more decrepit. In better days the home was host to an annual art class.

Oriental From The Bridge, January Sunset | January 17, 2017

A View From The Bridge. Sunset Sunday on Oriental's outer harbor. (Photo: Jane Tigar)
Oriental From The Bridge, January Sunset | January 17, 2017
Meryl. Donald. One Stage. Oriental's Exclusive Event. | January 16, 2017

Oriental will be host to a nationwide exclusive Friday. Donald Trump. Meryl Streep. Both on the same stage @ The Old Theater.
Meryl. Donald. One Stage. Oriental's Exclusive Event. | January 16, 2017
The Sun Also Rises In Fog | January 14, 2017

A cloudy sunrise this week on the Neuse River off of Oriental.
The Sun Also Rises In Fog | January 14, 2017
Fog Off South & Vandemere | January 12, 2017 Fog Off South & Vandemere | January 12, 2017

On a clear day, you can see Whittaker Point from South and Vandemere. Not this morning. As late as mid morning, a light fog lingered over Oriental's waterfront. (Click on image for more.)
Foggy Sunrise, Lou Mac Park | January 11, 2017

Lou Mac Park just before sunrise this morning. The fog may have shut down the ferry and hung thick over the area, but the sun still rose - and broke through.
Foggy Sunrise, Lou Mac Park | January 11, 2017
Oriental Harbor View from OYC | January 10, 2017 Oriental Harbor View from OYC | January 10, 2017

The OYC building on the edge of Oriental's harbor is often photographed - from the outside. This is the view from inside. (Click on image for a vintage OYC shot.)
Gulls on Ice | January 9, 2017 Gulls on Ice | January 9, 2017

Fine weather for gulls. Temps in the teens overnight and in the morning formed a layer of ice on Oriental's harbor. It was thick enough to support a flock of gulls.
Snowshoe Rabbit. Snowshoe Hair. | January 8, 2017

Is it a rabbit or a hare? We may have only got 1/10 of an inch of snow, that that didn't slow artist Laura Turgeon's inspiration. Traveling the dusted streets of Oriental, it's Snowshoe Rabbit, Snowshoe Hair.
Snowshoe Rabbit. Snowshoe Hair. | January 8, 2017
High Water HarborCam | January 7, 2017 High Water HarborCam | January 7, 2017
Snow Weekend Radar | January 6, 2017 Snow Weekend Radar | January 6, 2017
IOFR 2017: Kayaking | January 5, 2017

Sunday's "Instead of Football Regatta" drew boats of various sizes. Kayaker Larry Summers overtakes a sailboat in the wind-starved event. "More photos here.":news/scenes-from-new-years-2017-regatta
IOFR 2017: Kayaking | January 5, 2017
2017 Instead of .. Regatta | January 2, 2017 2017 Instead of .. Regatta | January 2, 2017

A scene from the 2017 edition Oriental's New Year's Day tradition, the Instead of Football Regatta. The minimal winds did not help the sailing. (Photo: Sherri Hommé)
Dragon Run 2016 Into 2017 | December 31, 2016 Dragon Run 2016 Into 2017 | December 31, 2016

Oriental's two dragons met in front of The Bean at the 8p Dragon Run. For viewing the scene, some of the best seats were on shoulders.
Mast Climbing By Star Light | December 30, 2016

Mast climbing by star light? A visiting cruiser at the town dock this morning doing some early morning mast work.
Mast Climbing By Star Light | December 30, 2016
Sunrise, December 29, 2016 | December 29, 2016

Sunrise this morning, before the skies turned dark and the rains came.
Sunrise, December 29, 2016 | December 29, 2016
Dragons Ahead | December 28, 2016

News Years Eve means the Dragon Runs in Oriental... 8p & 11:30p...the the Croaker Drop at midnight.
Dragons Ahead | December 28, 2016