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It's Sunday February 18, 2018

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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

HarborCam Morning | February 15, 2018

Partly sunny & 70 forecast for today. HarborCam shows a beautiful day blooming…

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.

Kazooligins Pre Game Show O'Town | February 4, 2018

Ladies, gentlemen & TownDock readers… the Kazooligins recorded Sunday afternoon.

Mister Earl is Mister February | February 4, 2018

A man about town. He has a way with the ladies. Meet Mister Earl… Mister February.

Sailpack 2018 Is Coming | February 3, 2018

In 2017 the Sailpack Regatta brought 16 college teams to Oriental. It’s returning for 2018 – with even more teams. March will have collegiate teams training here every week. The Bow To Stern crew will be on TownDock later today to explain all… video tech issues – will be on Sunday.

Pamlico Jack 2018 - The Prophet Says No More Winter | February 2, 2018

The Prophet has weighed in. Pamlico Jack Predicts Winter 2018 Will End.
Happy Pamlico Groundhog Day, a county tradition celebrated since 1840. At precisely 6:48a this morning, Pamlico Jack emerged from his burrow and examined the skies of downtown Oriental. Pamlico Jack did not see his shadow (as well as wet, it was darkish), signifying that winter will soon end.
Word is that a copycat Pennsylvania groundhog did see his shadow, signifying more winter. Pamlico Jack released this statement: “Once again, the yankee rodent can’t pick it. As a Pamlico hound dog, I have greater thermal instincts. My sympathies to the rodent. Whatever he sees on Feb 2 in Pennsylvania, the nasty rodent is still getting more winter.”

Mini Pirate Ship @ Town Dock | February 1, 2018

Braided rope fender on the deck of a visiting boat. The vessel is what may be described as a mini pirate ship. (click pic for the big view and more photos)

Aerial View Of Oriental. What Year? | January 31, 2018

It’s an aerial view of Oriental, scanned from an old (and small) photograph. Year unknown. Do you know what year this is from? Email info@towndock.net.

Make Your Own Pizza | January 30, 2018

Want to learn to make your own pizza? You can, tonight. This pizza was made last Tuesday night by a “dough student” at The Silos.

Fog Settles Over Oriental | January 29, 2018

Foggy views of Oriental late Sunday afternoon. First, from the bridge.
(click image for the big view and more foggy pics)