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It's Wednesday September 20, 2017

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OCR Legend | September 18, 2017

Nelda Coats'Legend sailing away at this weekend's Oriental Cup Regatta on the Neuse. (photo: Matt McCotter)
Purple Water, OCR 2017 | September 18, 2017

Joe Mattea's Blue Cricket (a Sonar 23) heading to a mark in this weekend's Oriental Cup Regatta on the Neuse. (photo: Ben Casey)
Healing @ The Oriental Cup | September 17, 2017

From Saturday's Oriental Cup Regatta, Brian Brown skippering Nevermoore. 1st place in Spinnaker A went to Henry Frazer sailing Oriental Express.
Foggy Dewy Webby Work | September 16, 2017

Spider webs in the shrubs adjacent The Bean. The webs become visible on foggy dewy mornings, like today's was.
What About Bob - Old Theater - Sept 15 | September 15, 2017

What About Bob. 7:30p tonight, Old Theater. Popcorn included. Sailing lessons also included.

April Verch, Fiddler | September 14, 2017

Cleated Harbor View | September 13, 2017

Cleated harbor view. Cleat origin revealed (look close and sideways.)
The Stage Beckons. Tonight. | September 12, 2017

The stage beckons. Tonight. Casting call 6:30p tonight at The Old Theater. This is for the entire coming season.
Jeff Styron Demonstrates High Water Walking | September 11, 2017

High Water Walking. It’s a necessary skill here in river city. Today Jeff Styron demonstrates the Hodges Street two-step.

Rena at Sailcraft | September 10, 2017

Wooden sailboat Rena at the Sailcraft yard, far from her home port.
1931 School Bus | September 9, 2017

This past week marked exactly 100 years since Oriental put the first school bus in North Carolina to use. That 1917 bus is gone, but the state brought a 1931 school bus to town as part of the commemoration.
Piggly Wiggly Sept 2017 Update | September 8, 2017

Attention brave Piglet shoppers: It’s the September update from shy Billy Flockhart.
Shocking geographic birthplace information within.

The Irma Movie | September 8, 2017

It’s the Irma movie (even Jose gets a bit part.) No new information, but a view of power & motion. (NASA satellite view)

Hurricane Irma from space | September 7, 2017

A beautiful view of destructive force. Hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico Wednesday. NOAA satellite image.
Irma Forecast Remains Consistent | September 7, 2017

The latest forecast track for Hurricane Irma, updated 5a/8a Thursday. This forecast has remained consistent for the past -three- four updates.
Hurricane Irma's Forecast Tightens | September 6, 2017

The latest forecast track for Hurricane Irma, updated 5p today (no change at 8p.) The official forecast and the many computer models are now largely in agreement, predicting Irma will hit hit Miami on its way to a landfall near the GA/SC border. If this forecast holds, we would see little effect from Irma in Pamlico County.
Greens Creek Challenge Sailing | September 6, 2017

Win a medal... test its metal. The NC State Sailpack took home fashionable neck attire in Sunday's Greens Creek Challenge.
School Bus Celebration | September 5, 2017

Happy 100 years. It was exactly a century ago today that the first school bus went on duty in North Carolina. It was in Oriental... and artist Laura Turgeon has drawn the scene. Today at 10a is a tribute to this event at Town Hall.
First In School Bus Flight | September 4, 2017

On Tuesday Oriental will celebrate a centennial - the first school bus in North Carolina was right here in 1917. Today we imagine another NC first. Wilbur and Orville are seen here at the first School Bus Flight, Sept 5, 1917 at Oriental Minuscule Beach.
Snuggles Passes On | September 3, 2017

In Oriental, some citizens have 4 legs. One of them passed on Sunday. Snuggles is no longer with us. She made a lot of sailor friends as the Bow To Stern mascot. Sympathies go out to the Edwards family. The drawing is by Laura Turgeon - featured on Valentines Day 2017.