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Isaac on Benediction | January 16, 2018

This is Isaac. Several months ago, he and his owner sailed into Oriental on Benediction, a Cape Dory 30. Meet the crew in The Shipping News…

Thinking Summer - Sea Harbour Hammock | January 15, 2018

Cold days. Maybe you need to think of summer. It’s the hammock at Sea Harbour Yacht Club.

Amanda Ashley | January 13, 2018

Wedged in trawler cousins. Amanda Ashley snugged close to the stern of Miss Georgie.

More Ballast Than Sail | January 12, 2018

Deep philosophy in the sign in front of the Provision Company

Fog at the Channel Marker | January 11, 2018

Fog rolls into Oriental mid morning, obscuring the water beyond the breakwater.

Mink in Oriental | January 10, 2018

Mink spotted on the riprap near Lou Mac Park. Nice coat. Click for the bigger picture and more.

Woodcock in Oriental | January 9, 2018

A rare sighting… Woodcock have been spotted in Oriental during the cold snap. (Greg Perry photo)

Frozen Wildlife Ramp and Creeks | January 8, 2018

Christian on ice. The Oriental resident showed you could walk on water early Monday morning (don’t try it after it warms up.) Click for the big picture and views of ice on the Neuse.

Frozen Duck Pond Dragon | January 7, 2018

Oriental’s ice breaker? The Duck Pond Dragon’s movements attempt to clear a path through the ice. With temperatures on the rise, the pond (and harbor) may be ice free by Monday.

Scenes From a Frozen Harbor | January 6, 2018

Ice covers more than half of Oriental’s harbor. Click for the bigger picture, including an ice fishing bird and what lies beneath.

Snow at Town Dock | January 5, 2018

Oriental’s Town Dock Thursday after the snowfall.

Snowfall Projections Map | January 3, 2018

The total snowfall forecast map from NOAA. We are expected to get around 4 inches, with some projections to 5 and 6 inches of snow.

Snow Coming | January 3, 2018

Snow coming. OK, this isn’t the scene this morning at the town dock. It’s a file photo from Feb 2015. But look out… rain and sleet this afternoon, and snow tonight. Maybe a snowman Thursday morning.

Ice on the Harbor | January 2, 2018

A thin layer of ice coated most of the harbor as a result of the overnight low temperatures, turning Oriental’s shrimp trawlers into ice breakers. Click for the bigger picture and a view of the ice up close.

Cold Doesn't Stop A Dragon | January 1, 2018

Cold? It won’t stop a Dragon. Mayor Sally Belangia & Dragon Master Jim Edwards lead the mighty beast at the New Year’s Eve Dragon Run last night. Story and pics here…

The Croaker Is Ready | December 31, 2017

The Croaker, ready in place for his big drop tonight. The Croaker drops at the stroke of midnight. The Dragon runs again tonight at 11:30p.

A Man Of Mystery | December 31, 2017

The shadow shows the beast inside. Inside his tent lair at South Water & Hodges, the Dragon waits to emerge. To greet the new year, there are Dragon Runs tonight at 8:00p and 11:30p, and then the Croaker drops at midnight. (file photo from New Year’s Eve 2015-2016)

Nuclear Icebreaker | December 30, 2017

This is a nuclear icebreaker, on duty near the north pole. Despite the freezing forecast, the vessel may not be available January 1st on the Neuse.

The Dragon Is Coming | December 29, 2017

Somewhere in Oriental, The Dragon waits in his lair. His one big night on the town is almost here.

Christmas Tree Collection | December 27, 2017

Christmas has passed, but the lights still remain. Click for a larger view of some of the lighted trees of Oriental.