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A Busy Atlantic. Gert & Friends. | August 16, 2017

Gert & friends. It's a busy Atlantic. Hurricane Gert is safely a few hundred miles off our shores this morning. Wayyy out there are three tropical waves... potential tropical storms. More info here. For the weather geeky, here.
Stripes at Oriental's Town Dock | August 15, 2017

Oriental's Town Dock as seen from Hodges Street. The blue-yelllow-blue stripes are not a sly IKEA branding. They do have a meaning: a color-coded welcome mat to boaters.
Fay Bond Slicing It Up | August 14, 2017

Fay Bond (and family) sliced enough watermelon to feed hundreds Sunday. And they did.
1959 Austin Healey Sprite | August 13, 2017

The Oriental Classic Car Show is returning, set for Saturday October 14 2017 on the Oriental waterfront. Looking you in the eye is a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (photo from the 2016 show.)
Dragon Boat Action | August 12, 2017

The 2017 Oriental Dragon Boat Festival is today...
2017 Storm Names | August 10, 2017

Storm names for the 2017 Atlantic storm season. NOAA has updated their prediction this week - stating this hurricane season has the "potential to be extremely active."
Seagulls Waiting | August 9, 2017

Oriental Cup Regatta coming Sept 15-17 | August 8, 2017

The 2017 Oriental Cup Regatta is Sept 15-17. It is returning to... Oriental. Online registration coming this week. This is Nevermoore showing off windward form in the 2015 OCR.
Newport / Morehead City Weather Radar | August 8, 2017
Intense Movie Meeting | August 7, 2017

A detective. A trench coat. A damsel in distress.
North Points Regatta Coming To Oriental | August 5, 2017

Jim Edwards talks about a new regatta coming to town. The Oriental North Points Regatta Sept 30 – Oct 1 2017, bringing 18 teams and over 100 high school sailors to our town.

Small Boat Sailors | August 4, 2017

Back in April Oriental was host to a collegiate sailing regatta. This autumn another small boat regatta hits town. Again, Bow To Stern is the host and provider of all the boats. This time it's 100+ high school sailors. Check back, Jim Edwards will be online Saturday with the details.
Officer Blayney Takes to the Streets | August 3, 2017

Meet Oriental's new Police Officer - Nic Blayney. Nic was sworn in Tuesday. An Oriental native, Officer Blayney spent 5 years with the Pamlico County Sheriff's Department.
Brantley Turns 80 | August 2, 2017

Brantley Norman is Eight-Oh today. 80 years on the planet, and about half of them running Brantley's Restaurant. This is Brantley behind the cash register this morning. Happy birthday young man.
Art Tierney Speaks Re Fulcher Boatyard On Oriental's Harbor | July 31, 2017

At Friday's Planning Board meeting citizens stated their views about the proposed Fulcher boatyard on Oriental's harbor. Among them was Art Tierney.
Crape Myrtle Shedding | July 30, 2017

Crabs aren't the only ones that slough off their outer layers. Crape Myrtle trees around town shed their bark, often revealing a deep hue beneath. This one is on Broad near Main.
Pig Shirt Glow | July 28, 2017

Oriental's Piggly Wiggly turned one yesterday... at the festivities Tim Balfour showed off his tie-dye peace/love Pig shirt glow.
The Pig Turns One | July 27, 2017

The Piglet turns one today. Festivities begin at 10a, the big tada! at high noon. Before the Piggly Wiggly opened a year ago, Oriental had been without a grocery store for 6 months. "It was grand to see pigs fly.":http://towndock.net/on-the-cover/pigs-will-fly (Laura Turgeon drawing)
Trawler Daily Bread | July 25, 2017

Net Up, Pickleball Lines Painted | July 22, 2017

The town tennis court has its net back, and pickleball lines have been painted to make the court dual-use. The tennis court is at Lupton Park.