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Everett Gene | May 20, 2018

When shrimp season arrives (and the heat of summer) we will start to see boats we don’t commonly see visit the harbor. This is one of those boats – the Everett Gene of Snead’s Ferry – visiting back in August 2014 (the photo was taken on a Saturday night.) Shrimp season hasn’t started yet this year, and some fishermen are thinking shrimp won’t be out there in numbers until late June or even July.

Jack Prepares For The Wedding | May 19, 2018

Jack shows off his royal wedding hat

Blackbeard The Pirate - Old Theater 7:30p | May 18, 2018

Blackbeard. The Pirate. It’s Friday Flicks, 7:30p tonight at the Old Theater. Count how many times they say “arggggg” in the 100 seconds of salty action above. You might win a prize. Admission is $6 – includes treachery & free popcorn. For less piracy, the Old Theater member discount is $1.

SV Susan Elaine | May 17, 2018

Ship’s bell on a home built Kahuna 32 built by owners Scott and Susan MacCready. It stopped at town dock 2 on its way to Maine. Click for the bigger pic and more views of SV Susan Elaine.

Oriental School of Sailing Windsurfers | May 16, 2018

Have you ever windsurfed? You can learn more this Friday 7p – 9p at a new program from Oriental’s School of Sailing. Will Flannery presents Introduction to Windsurfing. Contact Windsurfer Will by phone or text at 252-571-8911.

King Tide instructions | May 15, 2018

There’s a plaque on the rail near the town dock on Hodges St. If you look closely, it tells you how to help out the NC King Tides project. What is the King Tides project?

Seagull Calls Out To The Harbor | May 14, 2018

If you were a seagull, and wanted to call out to the harbor, you might pick a piling at the Oriental Marina Inn docks.

Art on the Neuse 2018 - Ryder | May 12, 2018

Among the works to see at Saturday’s Art on the Neuse, a pair of eyes looking back at you. Artist Kevin Fetzer of Camp Creek Art says it’s his dog, Ryder, a Lab/SharPei mix.

Fish Head On The Neuse | May 11, 2018

Sometimes art gets viewed in a manner that perhaps the artist didn’t originally imagine. This is a scene from Art On The Neuse 2008. Saturday is the 15th Annual Art On The Neuse. It runs from 10a – 4p at Oriental Harbor Marina.

Lost Block Street End | May 10, 2018

A park with a playground, a park with a pier, and now a park for dogs. Oriental has lots of public space. Including several street ends along South Ave, like this one at the end of Wall St. Click for the bigger pic and for the long view.

Blue Irish Rose | May 9, 2018

The free dock at the harbor sees a number of vessels come and go. The fishing trawlers are often the brightest boats in the harbor, but now there’s the Irish Rose – the blue Irish Rose. Click for the bigger picture and Santa waving in the window.

A Nose For Civic Duty | May 8, 2018

It’s election day. While it is just primary voting, some of the primary votes are effectively elections. If you vote, you get this sticker, as shown by an area citizen with a nose for civic duty. The polls are open til 7:30p.

Uplifting Yard Sale Experience | May 7, 2018

There is always a lot of exercise equipment being sold at the Town Wide Yard Sale. What does that say? Here Will Wagoner demonstrates that a used barbell still obeys the law of gravity. The 2018 Yard Sale – pics and story here.

Cara Mia | May 7, 2018

Another boat with Mia in the name… sailboat Cara Mia.

Blue Sky Showing Through The Clouds | May 6, 2018

Some blue sky showed up briefly Sunday afternoon through the clouds

Radar - Mid Atlantic | May 5, 2018

Mid Atlantic Weather Radar

Yard Sale 2018 Is Underway | May 5, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen… start your engines. The 2018 Town-Wide yard sale is underway. The guide to where all the yard sales are is at this link.

Introducing Pamlico Jack Coffee | May 4, 2018

Michael Jordon made millions endorsing shoes. Jack has decided to get in on the endorsing action… introducing Pamlico Jack coffee. It’s a new blend from Oriental’s Croakertown Coffee Roasters. (click for the big view and more man-about-town Jack)

King Tides Measuring Stick | May 3, 2018

There is something new at the town dock. It’s a stick. But not any stick – it is a measuring stick that is part of a larger mission called the NC King Tides project. Here Marygrace Rowe with UNC’s King Tides Project collects data on the new water monitoring installation. Villagers, and anybody who cares to, can send a picture and report of the harbor water levels. Click image for the big view and more.

OWC Plant Sale May 5 | May 3, 2018

Irises are blooming in the blue bottle garden – just in time for the Oriental Women’s Club plant sale and exchange.