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Garden Snow Globe | January 18, 2018

Snow collects on a glass globe Thursday in the Wagoner garden. Click for more pictures from Oriental’s second snow of 2018.

Snow Views January 18 | January 18, 2018

The calibrated TownDock.net Stanley Snow Gauge ™ (click image for the big pic and more views around town)

January's Second Snow | January 18, 2018

Until brave TownDock camera crews get outside (and the sun comes up) this file photo (February 2015) will give you the idea of what waits outside. Almost 2 inches fell overnight.

Mid Atlantic Radar | January 17, 2018
Isaac on Benediction | January 16, 2018

This is Isaac. Several months ago, he and his owner sailed into Oriental on Benediction, a Cape Dory 30. Meet the crew in The Shipping News…

Thinking Summer - Sea Harbour Hammock | January 15, 2018

Cold days. Maybe you need to think of summer. It’s the hammock at Sea Harbour Yacht Club.

Amanda Ashley | January 13, 2018

Wedged in trawler cousins. Amanda Ashley snugged close to the stern of Miss Georgie.

More Ballast Than Sail | January 12, 2018

Deep philosophy in the sign in front of the Provision Company

Fog at the Channel Marker | January 11, 2018

Fog rolls into Oriental mid morning, obscuring the water beyond the breakwater.

Mink in Oriental | January 10, 2018

Mink spotted on the riprap near Lou Mac Park. Nice coat. Click for the bigger picture and more.

Woodcock in Oriental | January 9, 2018

A rare sighting… Woodcock have been spotted in Oriental during the cold snap. (Greg Perry photo)

Frozen Wildlife Ramp and Creeks | January 8, 2018

Christian on ice. The Oriental resident showed you could walk on water early Monday morning (don’t try it after it warms up.) Click for the big picture and views of ice on the Neuse.

Frozen Duck Pond Dragon | January 7, 2018

Oriental’s ice breaker? The Duck Pond Dragon’s movements attempt to clear a path through the ice. With temperatures on the rise, the pond (and harbor) may be ice free by Monday.

Scenes From a Frozen Harbor | January 6, 2018

Ice covers more than half of Oriental’s harbor. Click for the bigger picture, including an ice fishing bird and what lies beneath.

Snow at Town Dock | January 5, 2018

Oriental’s Town Dock Thursday after the snowfall.

Snowfall Projections Map | January 3, 2018

The total snowfall forecast map from NOAA. We are expected to get around 4 inches, with some projections to 5 and 6 inches of snow.

Snow Coming | January 3, 2018

Snow coming. OK, this isn’t the scene this morning at the town dock. It’s a file photo from Feb 2015. But look out… rain and sleet this afternoon, and snow tonight. Maybe a snowman Thursday morning.

Ice on the Harbor | January 2, 2018

A thin layer of ice coated most of the harbor as a result of the overnight low temperatures, turning Oriental’s shrimp trawlers into ice breakers. Click for the bigger picture and a view of the ice up close.

Cold Doesn't Stop A Dragon | January 1, 2018

Cold? It won’t stop a Dragon. Mayor Sally Belangia & Dragon Master Jim Edwards lead the mighty beast at the New Year’s Eve Dragon Run last night. Story and pics here…

The Croaker Is Ready | December 31, 2017

The Croaker, ready in place for his big drop tonight. The Croaker drops at the stroke of midnight. The Dragon runs again tonight at 11:30p.