It's Thursday March 23, 2017
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Ferry Approach | March 22, 2017
The Optosonics building on Straight Rd where four researchers worked over the past decade to make a device that paired optics and sound to detect tumors in breast tissue. Canon has tested it in trials. Its work done, Optosoniscs is shutting down next week. (Photo: Dan Reinecke)
Singer Melinda Doolittle performed Saturday afternoon at the Holts Chapel Community Center, the former Rosenwald school for black students. It was a humbler stage than most that the American Idol star graces these days, but she told the audience she was honored to perform there. (Click on image for more.)
Melinda Doolittle’s performance tonight at the Old Theater is sold out. But you can still see her – Doolittle will be giving an Informance at 1:30p today at Holt’s Chapel Community Center. It’s free.
Almost 100 years ago, this Rosenwald school - financed in part by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald - was built on Janeiro Road for black students. Now the Holts Chapel Community Center, it is being restored to be on the historical register. Some history being made there his afternoon, as American Idol star, Melinda Doolittle performs in a free inform-ance.
The Friday Flick has been changed…. to a different John Wayne movie. It’s the classic 1948 Red River. Montgomery Cliff co-stars. Tickets $5.50. Popcorn’s free. Showtime 7:30p. Film will be preceded by another installment in the Flash Gordon series and a cartoon. Giddy up.
The artwork may show just a few boats, but when the SailPack Oriental Interconference Regatta comes to town on April 1-2 look for crews from 18 colleges to be competing.
Coach April Rose shows off the Class A 2nd Place Award the Lady Hurricanes earned at the Dean Dome Saturday. More on the story here...
We’re going into daylight “savings time”. Hey. Where are the savings?
There’s a reason you feel tired. An entire hour is missing. Bunky, we’ve been tricked… again.
We spring forward an hour into daylight savings time for 2017.
Scenes from – It Happened In The Park (The Wedding) – the play is this weekend Fri-Sun at the Old Theater. Tickets at Nautical Wheelers.
Cast of It Happened In The Park (The Wedding) - the play is this weekend Fri-Sun at the Old Theater. Tickets at Nautical Wheelers.
The Bow To Stern FJ fleet under sail on the Neuse. The fleet is attracting college sailing teams at an unprecedented rate to Oriental. This week NC State is training here, and April 1 & 2 brings EIGHTEEN college sailing teams to Oriental for an Invitational Regatta. More info coming... (Caroline James photo)
Redbud - the tree that gives us "dessert first" - in bloom on Academy Street. Now that it's flowered in our early spring, the Redbud's first leaves are emerging.
Nest Building - a watercolor by Karen Van Gamper. The Village Gallery in Oriental hosts the Watercolor Society of Eastern North Carolina's Regional Invitational Exhibit this month. The exhibit is called "Hints of Spring", featuring florals, nautical and themes of local interest. The show reception is today from 2:00 to 5:00p. You're invited.
A fire burned last night on the Bay River. Observers say it was near the first channel markers to the Hobucken Cut. Christine Root, a few miles upriver in Merritt, saw this scene as night fell.