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Cycle NC Bicyclists Coming | April 26, 2017

Chuck Forest is one of the bicyclists we're used to seeing often - peddling all across Pamlico County (here Chuck climbs our "big hill" - the Oriental bridge). This scene will be multiplied times 1,400 this weekend as that many bicyclists invade Oriental for Cycle NC. We''ll see some arrive starting Thursday, by Friday a whole lotta spokes in town.
Red Clay Ramblers Coming | April 25, 2017

Guess whose coming to town?
Boat Show 2017 Underway | April 22, 2017

Friday afternoon Heber Guthrie and assistant had the Core Sound Skiff taking shape. Heber, downeast style, will have the boat done Sunday. It will be raffled off Sunday afternoon by the Oriental Rotary Club. Tickets ten bucks.

Nordic Tug At The Boat Show | April 21, 2017

Looking to downsize from that hard to handle mega-yacht? Looking to upgrade from your kayak? Caught at Friday morning dawn light, this is a 26 Nordic Tug at the Oriental Boat Show. Boats on land and in the water are waiting to be admired.
Boat Building At The Show | April 20, 2017

Every year at the Oriental Boat Show, Down East boat builder Heber Guthrie starts and completes a boat. This year Heber is building a Core Sound Skimmer. The Skimmer is ideal for local creeks, just put a small outboard on the back and go. Heber starts Friday with a pile of juniper lumber and, except for sanding and painting, will have a finished skiif for you to win at 2:30 Sunday. Raffle tickets $10 each, available from all Oriental Rotarians now and during the show.
Happy 30th Birthday Simpsons | April 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons. What's that got to do with Oriental? It's Homer. For every one of us that has done something truly dumb while boating, Homer does us an honor. He owns his dumb moves. This writer has done some really $#@% stupid boating moves, and via the browser truth detector we employ, so have you Bunky. Raise a glass to Homer...
The Martijn Method | April 19, 2017

Martijn Dijkstra. World sailor. Oriental visitor. May have girl in more than one port. Somehow, Martijn seems to get away with things that most us can’t. How? He owns it. TownDock discusses this with Martijn…

Boat Show Coming... | April 18, 2017

Word is that a boat show is coming…

Boat Show Shiny Bits | April 17, 2017

The Oriental Boat Show includes a Wood Boat Exposition. Those old wood boats often have nice shiny bits.

Sailing School Class Underway | April 16, 2017

Instructor Will Flannery and class heeling just a bit. You learn to sail in week in the course from Oriental's School Of Sailing. (Will Flannery photo.)
Sailing Pit Stop | April 16, 2017

What happens when a sailboat breaks down moments before the race? An on the water Sailing Pit Stop. See Jim Edwards and Zoey Zaleta help out UNCW sailors at the recent Sailpack Regatta.

Comparing Two Skips | April 15, 2017

There are (at least) two Skips in Oriental. These two Skips are often seen together. TownDock.net provides Skip analysis to prevent confusion.
The Birds Trailer - Friday Flick Old Theater April 14 | April 14, 2017

An innocent seaside town. It gets visited by birds. Too close for comfort? Tonight’s Old Theater Friday Flick… Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Flash Gordon serial & cartoon before the show. Tickets $5.50, popcorn included. Your fave date will think you spent more.

America's Cup Update Coming April 21 | April 13, 2017

A presentation about the America’s Cup is coming to Oriental April 21 (first day of the boat show). You’re invited.

Albin 25? | April 13, 2017

An Albin 25? That's the Bean porch guess. We didn't wake up the captain to be sure. Staying the night at the docks of the Oriental Marina Inn...
Myth Of Bristol Departs | April 12, 2017

Myth of Bristol departing early Wednesday morning, after a stay at Oriental’s original town dock. Myth is a 57’ steel motorsailor, 16 ft beam… she displaces 90,000 lbs.

Enchantment In The Harbor | April 11, 2017

Enchantment spent the night in Oriental, then headed out on her way. Onlookers from a nearby coffee establishment noted she may have seen more enchanting days.

Crab Pretzel Coming | April 10, 2017

What if the three things above were combined? Really. It is coming this Friday to Garland Fulcher Seafood on Hodges. Jeff & Buddy give you the inside scoop. Be brave and watch…

Backstage View - Balsam Range at The Red Rooster | April 9, 2017

The backstage view... Balsam Range (a Pamlico Music Society show) played Saturday night at The Red Rooster / Silos.
Gumshoe ~ Miss Murple's Last Case | April 8, 2017

The character is Cutter. A gumshoe… private eye in Miss Murples Last Case, on stage this weekend at the Old Theater. Played by Blake Samperi.