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Open Sailing Tonight - FJ's under sail | July 24, 2017

Open Sailing is tonight at Bow To Stern. It's an easy way to do some small boat sailing... 5 bucks gets you out on an FJ. Starts at 5p...
Net Up, Pickleball Lines Painted | July 22, 2017

The town tennis court has its net back, and pickleball lines have been painted to make the court dual-use. The tennis court is at Lupton Park.
Ducks on a Dock | July 20, 2017

Ducks on a Dock. Two denizens of Oriental's harbor take a break from paddling and sun themselves on Town Dock 2 Thursday morning.
Your Public Comment Invited | July 19, 2017

The public comment period to CAMA re a proposed boatyard on the harbor has been re-opened. To comment you can write in. Here is the story.
Doc The Greeter | July 18, 2017

He has 13 years of canine wisdom. He works in ladies fashion. He's Mister July... Doc... Pet Of The Month.
Pelicans by Janet Jaworski | July 17, 2017

A bit brighter than the average brown pelican seen in local waters, this pair is on display inside the Village Gallery. It is the work of guest artist Janet Jaworski whose paintings are on display through the end of July.
Summer Storm Sky | July 16, 2017

Late Saturday afternoon delivered a summer dark stormy sky. The view captured by TownDock’s Allison…

Bringing Shrimp In | July 15, 2017

Visiting trawler, My Girls, was unloading this week's catch of shrimp at the docks of Garland Fulcher Seafood this morning. If you've got a hankering for the wild caught shrimp fresh off the boats, see Buddy at the Garland Fulcher Market across the street. (Click on image for more.)
Felix On Whittaker Creek | July 14, 2017

Felix at rest on Whittaker Creek. Felix is a hand built 37' wood composite catboat.
Terrapin from Homer | July 13, 2017

To get through the heat, thoughts of cooler places and higher latitudes may help. Some visualization aids can be found right out in the open such as this Alaskan port of call on a boat at Sailcraft.
The Roofless Building | July 12, 2017

Chris Fulcher's roofless building at the entrance to Oriental harbor. His latest plans for a trawler sandblasting/painting facility in that structure now call for a retractable roof. That's a departure from the plans that included a fixed roof - to contain paint dust and solvents - for which the Town granted Fulcher a permit last October.
Sunset Paints the Neuse | July 11, 2017

The view from a perch above China Grove Rd. A late June sunset colors the sky and waters of the Neuse River.
Rusty Barge Moors in Harbor | July 10, 2017

A rusty barge (or barge-like remains of a boat) was towed into the harbor this morning and is currently moored at Fulcher's dock.
Nonsuch 354 @ Town Dock | July 9, 2017

Stormy Friday Night Sky | July 8, 2017

It was a dark and stormy night. Friday night sky, viewed from The Bean porch. Almost 3 inches of rain came down. (Amron Wagoner photo)
Trawler Captain Phillips | July 7, 2017

Shrimping season is underway, and trawlers visit the Garland Fulcher docks late in the week to unload. Capt Phillips is a 68' wood shrimper visiting from Swansboro.
Nol Engel | July 6, 2017

Nol Engel passed away this morning after a brief illness. A man who made people smile, Nol (and his drums) showed up for events in Oriental. Here is Nol at a Dragon Boat Festival. (click image for the big view and more Nol photos)

Ten 420 Sailboats Truck Into Town | July 5, 2017
In May, ten 420 sailboats trucked into town. They were added to the existing fleet of FJ sailboats at Bow To Stern. Could all these boats attract a new event to Oriental?
Dawson's Creek Marker Down | July 4, 2017

Marker #2 in the Dawson's Creek channel is down. It appears it was hit and now is a water hazard - it is broken loose and is hard to see unless the water is calm (as it was Monday night). (Chris Mojica drone photo)
Croaker Festival Parade Tractor | July 3, 2017

Tractor on Hodges (with enthusiastic farmer) in Saturday's Croakerfest Parade. (Dori Arrington photo)