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Your First Oyster | February 24, 2018

Can you remember when you had your first oyster? A brave moment. Here is former TV12 Meteorologist, Ellen Bacca, a native of Michigan, having her first oyster at a previous PCC Oyster Revival. You can have your first or your 15,824th oyster this afternoon at the PCC Oyster Revival, starting at 3p.
(click for a bigger view and more oyster action)

Oysters Ready To Eat | February 24, 2018

Oysters. Ready to eat. The Oyster Revival provides the oysters. You need to bring along an oyster knife to prep ‘em this pretty. Usually it’s hard to prep more than one without going ahead and just eating it. It all starts at 3 today @ PCC.
(click the oysters for a bigger view and more oyster action)

Big Mistake | February 23, 2018

Big Mistake at the Garland Fulcher docks.
(click photo for a bigger view of Big Mistake)

Jan's Fog Horn | February 22, 2018

Early Thursday morning Oriental had deep fog. Jan Dique was inspired to get out her vintage fog horn and give a demonstration at the town dock.

Ocean Hunter & The Fog | February 21, 2018

Fishing vessel Ocean Hunter at the Point Pride docks on Oriental’s harbor.

Bernie Harberts Lost Sea Expedition Series Now Streaming | February 20, 2018

Bernie Harberts circumnavigated on a 35 sailboat, starting and finishing in Oriental. More recently, he has been traveling with a mule (instead of a sailboat.) His “Lost Sea Expedition” series is now available for streaming. We caught up with Bernie from his farm near Lenior, NC.

Presidents Inspect Oriental | February 19, 2018

It’s President’s Day. Somehow that means no bank or post office. But everyone else needs to dig in the ditch. What would George have thought?
Teddy, Abe and George inspect Oriental from the Neuse.

Midyette Brothers Stand-Up Canoeing | February 18, 2018

They’ve been doing stand-up canoeing over two decades – long before paddle boards were in common use. Sometimes called “The Midyette Brothers” it’s George & Ken “Turtle” Midyette out for a canoe on Sunday morning. George’s dog is “Bags.”

Year Of The Dog - Chinese New Year 2018 | February 17, 2018

Chinese New Year is today in Oriental… 2018 is the Year Of The Dog. You can see the Dragon Run today at 2p in Oriental… but artist Laura Turgeon saw it ahead of time for a Year Of The Dog drawing.

Kinky Boots Fri Feb 16 @ Old Theater | February 16, 2018

Kinky boots in our town may lean towards deep water wading. Tonight it’s the movie Kinky Boots… showtime 7:30p at The Old Theater. Tickets 6 bucks, includes popcorn.

February 15, 2018 | February 15, 2018

Marine Helicopters Over The Neuse Near China Grove | February 14, 2018

US Marine’s training… helicopter over the Neuse at China Grove (a few miles outside Oriental.)

Sailpack Regatta 2018, Jim & Mark Explain | February 13, 2018

2017 was a huge year for Collegiate sailing in Oriental, with a 16 team regatta and collegiate sail training. It all returns to Oriental in 2018, and it’s growing. Jim Edwards and Mark Fields with Bow To Stern tell the story above.

Marine Helicopter Over Town | February 12, 2018

From May 2010, when Marine training was in & over Oriental. Photo taken from TownDock Headquarters… “downtown” Oriental. The military is returning this week… see below.

Still Water Duck Pond | February 12, 2018

Overnight (along with some thunder) 1 1/4 inches of rain fell. This morning all is still… calm waters on the Duck Pond.

SV Owl Rigging Blocks | February 10, 2018

Rigging blocks on SV Owl. Owl is a pirate ship. Sort of. Read on…

Pirate Sailing Vessel Owl | February 9, 2018

A uncommon vessel docked in Oriental last month. Outfitted with cannons and a square rig, it travels to reenactments along the east coast. But this isn’t a true wooden boat. Story coming…

Keith Bruno, President North Carolina Coastal Heritage Association (NCCHA) | February 8, 2018

The NCCHA (North Carolina Coastal Heritage Association) has a new President. Congratulations to fisherman Keith Bruno. NCCHA is a young organization. In 2017 NCCHA got a boat built and launched, plus held youth boat building programs.

Trawler Amanda Ashley | February 7, 2018

The trawler Amanda Ashley in port. This is an early morning view of the “working parts” from the Garland Fulcher docks. (click photo for larger view and more pics)

Sculling | February 6, 2018

Early one January morning, a boat tacked into the channel. As it turns out, the boat had a scull off the stern, propelling it into the harbor.