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Nick Santoro, WYTC Commodore | August 29, 2016

Nick Santoro. Commodore of The Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club. And now, author...
Tropical Depression Nine | August 28, 2016

Storm Hermine Is Coming | August 28, 2016

Nick Santoro, a tractor and yachts | August 28, 2016

Nick Santoro is a man with yachts and a tractor. He's managed to put those two pursuits together. Nick's story coming later this morning...
Bounty At Town Dock | August 26, 2016

A familiar vessel in these waters, Bounty has returned. Bounty is a double-ended ketch designed by William Atkin. Bounty had several owners locally, but was purchased by a couple from New Zealand over a year ago. But Bounty is back... Oriental often has that effect.
My Girls, Loaded With Shrimp | August 24, 2016

My Girls entered the harbor Wednesday morning, low on her lines. The trawler brought a full load of shrimp to Garland Fulcher Seafood's docks. They'll be unloaded and prepared for market. (Click on photo to enlarge, and see more.)ee
Parade Master still needed | August 23, 2016

Oriental has a need. A void on the horizon. Paul Fairbank has served as the town's Parade Master for a decade. He's retiring. But no one has stepped up yet. Will there be no Christmas parade? Paul says it is an easy gig. Make Paul's lonely phone ring. Call him at 252-249-3625.
Flying Fish On Hodges | August 22, 2016

Think Cool | August 21, 2016

It felt a degree or two cooler yesterday, but Mother Nature didn't put that ice outside the Garland Fulcher Seafood Market It's poured from the fish coolers after the market closes. Another clue that it's still summer in NC is the molting of the crape myrtle tree bark. The trawler on the wall is safe from icebergs.
Trawling Near The Bridge | August 20, 2016

Smaller trawlers. Many mornings and evenings in summer, boats drag nets near the Oriental bridge for shrimp coming in from the waters west of the bridge.
Aummer Weekend, Oriental Harbor | August 19, 2016

Trawlers in Oriental's Harbor. On weekend nights in the summer, it's a common sight as crews bring in one week's catch and wait til Sunday to go out and trawl again.
Paper Dragon Thai Silk | August 18, 2016

Paper Dragon Thai Silk by Marguerite Chadwick-Juner one of the artists at Village Gallery.
Aerial View of Dragon Boat Race | August 17, 2016

Aerial view of Saturday's Dragon Boat Race at River Dunes' Grace Harbor. (Photo: Chris Mojica)
Dragon Boat Dragon Head | August 16, 2016

Hoop Pole Regatta 2016 | August 15, 2016

14 FJ's - Flying Juniors - competed in Saturday's Hoop Pole Regatta just off of Oriental's shore. (Photo: Matt McCotter)
The Proposal | August 13, 2016

Dragon Boat Scenes | August 13, 2016

The 7th Annual Dragon Boat Festival begins this morning at River Dunes. This was the scene at the finish line at the 2014 Dragon Boat Race. For photos of earlier years, click on arrows.
John Poole, Sailor | August 12, 2016

John Poole, co-founder of Oriental's School Of Sailing, died earlier this week. John was 85. This photo dates to John's sailing school years.
Gravy Boys Saturday Aug 13 Old Theater | August 11, 2016

One microphone. Five guys. The Gravy Boys this Saturday night, Aug 13 7:30p at The Old Theater.
Dragon's Breath 2016 Aerial View | August 10, 2016

Aerial view of the weekend's Dragon's Breath Regatta at the windward mark. (Photo: Uwe Heine.)