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Whittaker Creek Dredge Spoil | April 2, 2020

Now that we have a freshly dredged channel in Whittaker Creek, this is where all that mud, sand, and spoil went: to the Sea Harbour spoil site off White Farm Road.
Click for the bigger picture and a tour of the site.

Billy Flockhart, Oriental's Masked Grocer | April 1, 2020

It’s Billy Flockhart, Oriental’s action packed grocer, back with an update on how The Piglet is working to keep stocked and serve Oriental during these challenging times. To request food delivery, email is best: orientalpigglywiggly@gmail.com, or call 252-249-3000.

High Water on Hodges St - April 1 | April 1, 2020

A harbor-flooded Hodges St., courtesy of the north winds pushing water down into the Neuse.

Pumping Tons On Whittaker Creek | March 30, 2020

The King Dredge Barge, pumping tons out of the Whittaker Creek channel. Click for dredge mud fun.

PecanCam Sunrise | March 30, 2020
Sunrise Whittaker Pointe | March 28, 2020

Sunrise over Whittaker Point & Whittaker Pointe Marina. Dredging continues today on the adjoining Whittaker Creek channel.

The Tragedy of Captain John | March 26, 2020

Captain John has a lot of sailing stories to tell. Some stories are harrowing, some humbling. This one is both. Click here to read the latest from the Captain’s Blog. (Laura Turgeon drawing)

King Change at the entrance to Whittaker Creek | March 25, 2020

King Dredging at the entrance to Whittaker Creek Channel Wednesday. The Beaufort based company began work nearly a week ago, late in the evening. They’ve been at work every day. The goal: to finish the dredge before March 31. Click for the bigger view.

Full Speed Maggie | March 24, 2020

Full speed Maggie. Maggie is an Australian Shepherd… one-half of the team of Pete & Maggie. The team are March’s Pets of the month.

Oriental Harbor - Foggy, Rainy Morning | March 23, 2020

Monday morning’s foggy, Drone Orville view of Oriental Harbor.

Joshua Slocum Is Coming To TownDock | March 22, 2020

He was the original Social Distancer. This man sailed around the world alone – over a century ago. He’s coming to TownDock.net this week.

Hurricane Lily | March 21, 2020

At least some natural disasters come with a flower. A Hurricane Lily. They show up every September…

Garland Fulcher Seafood - Jeff Styron - March 2020 | March 20, 2020

Jeff Styron of Garland Fulcher Seafood talks about how they are making retail seafood work in today’s new world. If you’d like to order ahead, call 252-671-7853. The market is open Fridays & Saturdays, 10a – 5p.

Dredging Alert | March 19, 2020

The long-awaited dredging of Whittaker Creek began Thursday afternoon. A sign outside of Town Hall alerts residents to contact the dredging barge in Whittaker Creek as they begin. King Dredge has until April 1 to complete the channel dredge.

Steve Larsen's Model Boats | March 18, 2020

Steve Larsen makes model boats, often two or three at a time. He was working on the ground tackle of this replica of the 1931 Italian ocean liner Rex on his front porch near Broad St Wednesday afternoon. Click for the bigger view and the dhow in progress.

Sun at a social distance | March 18, 2020

93 million miles away, the sun maintains social distance from Pecan Grove.

Lay Low Flatten the Curve | March 17, 2020

The marquee at the Old Theater has a message for the day.

Oriental Harbor Sunrise March | March 16, 2020

It’s a hazy, overcast morning. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful sunrise: it’s the Drone Orville view over Oriental last week.

Sunday Morning Harbor | March 15, 2020

Whatever may be going on across the planet, it’s another day in Oriental. Sailboats at the town dock. The Open sign is lit at The Bean. The Duck Pond Dragon points north. May Sunday be peaceful.

International Pi Day | March 14, 2020

Today is International Pi Day. You look like you need a slice of something good.

Piglet Update March 2020 | March 13, 2020

What’s new at Oriental’s grocery store? It’s Billy Flockhart with the March Update…

SailPack Spring Break 2020 | March 11, 2020

SailPack – the NC State sailing team – is spending spring break on the water in Oriental. They’re sailing near the bridge where the FJs are more visible. NC State Coach Andrew Bates says it’s a way to say thanks to the residents of Oriental for their support of the team. Click for the bigger pic and the view from the Dinghy Dock

PecanCam Sunrise | March 10, 2020

The PecanCam sunrise view at 7:10a Tuesday morning.

Whittaker Creek Sunrise | March 9, 2020

Whittaker Point at sunrise, Monday morning.

Tar Creek - Drone Orville View | March 8, 2020

A Drone Orville view of Tar Creek – with Broad Creek and Whortonsville in the distance.

Spring Forward 2020 | March 8, 2020

Welcome into daylight “savings time”. You might feel tired. An entire hour is missing. Stolen by the mysterious timekeepers.
We spring forward an hour into daylight savings time for 2020.
Jean Dexter Paintings | March 6, 2020

Not many of us get to be 92. Jean Dexter has, and she’s still painting. Come meet Jean at an Artist’s reception Saturday 2 til 5p at Village Gallery. Two of Jean’s paintings are above.

King Dredging Stages in Whittaker Creek | March 5, 2020

Wednesday, King Dredging moved their barge from Pecan Grove to Whittaker Creek. The barge waits in Whittaker Creek, across from the docks of the Whittaker Creek Yacht Owners Association. Click for the bigger pic and the full creek view