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Sailing Camp @ The Town Dock | July 29, 2016

Princess Sharpie Under Sail | July 29, 2016

A B&B Yachts (Graham Byrnes) designed Princess Sharpie sails under the bridge in Oriental.
Sailing Around Marker 7 | July 28, 2016

Ribbon Cutting At The Piglet | July 27, 2016

Billy Flockhart cuts the ribbon on July 27 to his - and Oriental's - Piggly Wiggly. The Grand Opening came 6 months to the day after the Grantsboro Pig' owner stood up at a public meeting in Oriental to say he'd he'd be willing to open a store in the building WalMart was vacating. With the opening, which 200 people attended, Oriental has a full service supermarket once again.
Billy Flockhart Stocking Shelves | July 27, 2016

Piglet owner Billy Flockhart Tuesday night.. getting the store ready for today's Grand Opening. Billy is pointing out Tahini... one of the items Oriental residents asked Billy to stock. The store is beautiful inside...
Pigs Will Fly | July 26, 2016

It's been a tough road to get Oriental back with a grocery store - a locally owned and operated grocery store. But, tomorrow... The Pig will fly. Town is giddy. Salute to artist Laura Turgeon for a brilliant & timely drawing...
Fiddler's Green - The Route Home | July 25, 2016

Moonshadow Followed By Happy Jack | July 24, 2016

Among the trawlers in Oriental's Harbor this week, Happy Jack following Moonshadow.
Dog Onboard | July 23, 2016

A canine awaits the rest of the crew.
Trawlers My Girls & Sabrina Jane | July 22, 2016

Friday morning trawlers My Girls & Sabrina Jane at rest in the harbor.
Miss Whining | July 21, 2016

Sign outside the Provision Company captures the midsummer mood.
Chuck Lee Finishes TransAm | July 20, 2016

Chuck Lee of Arapahoe hoisted his bike, a Trek Domane at the monument in Yorktown, VA on the Fourth of July. He'd just completed the TransAm Bike Race - 4269 miles from Oregon in under 30 days. "The story can be read in Spokes, a new column at TownDock, with a focus on bikes.":spokes/chuck-lee-cycles-cross-country-again (Photo. D Kramer)
Piglet Sign | July 19, 2016

Not open yet... but it's close. Houston, you can start the countdown. Oriental's Piggly Wiggly opens one week from tomorrow, July 27, 9a.
SV Divine In ODC Race | July 18, 2016

SV Divine in a recent Saturday ODC race on the Neuse. This is a rare vessel on local waters - it's a Heinritz 38 RC, built in Germany. It also gets the TownDock most impressive wheel award. Divine is skippered by Semi Waananen.
Minnesott Parade | July 17, 2016

Four Across | July 16, 2016

A Friday night in July, Oriental harbor. Four trawlers rafted up before and after bringing in the shrimp catch from the week.
Fiddlers Green Departs For The Falklands | July 15, 2016

This morning at 6am a sailboat left Whittaker Creek on a voyage. That isn't so unusual... but this voyage is. The three person crew is from the Falkland Islands. From Whittaker Creek, their next stop is the Azores (about 2,700 miles) on a long voyage to the Falklands.
Kathy Jo and Sabrina Jane | July 14, 2016

Trawlers Kathy Jo and Sabrina Jane at the Garland Fulcher Seafood docks this morning.
Reflections in Yellow | July 13, 2016

The sailboat, Horizon. Its distinctive yellow hull catches some reflection from the waters of Pierce Creek.
Rebar Fish | July 12, 2016

A fish fashioned from rebar at the Village Gallery. It’s one of several works by Johnathon Bowling.
rebar fish
A fish fashioned from rebar at the Village Gallery. It’s one of several works by Johnathon Bowling.