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Crab Pots @ Endurance | April 17, 2021

Crab pots alongside Endurance Seafood.

Billy @ The Piglet Update, April 15, 2021 | April 16, 2021

America’s caffeinated grocer has the April Piggly Wiggly Oriental update.

Pierce Creek Sunrise | April 15, 2021

Pierce Creek sunrise (Brad Cole photo)

Segue To... Departs | April 14, 2021

A still harbor Wednesday morning, as “SV Segue To…” departs.

Anchor Floats | April 13, 2021

There must be an explanation.

Mercury Cougar Jude | April 12, 2021

The ’73 Mercury Cougar that won Saturday’s Classic Car Poker Run. Check out the scene, and the winning hand, here.

Reflections Of Trawler Lillie Jane | April 12, 2021

Still water reflections of trawler Lillie Jane at the Garland Fulcher docks.

Poker Run Jaguar XK140 | April 10, 2021

Robert Montgomerie’s 1956 Jaguar XK140 got lots of eyes at Saturday’s Classic Car Poker Run.
Raindrop Ridge Herbs At The Farmers' Market | April 10, 2021

Raindrop Ridge Herbs make their annual visit to Oriental this morning… you’ll find them at the Farmers’ Market on Hodges Street.

Easy Livn' on Whittaker Creek | April 9, 2021

Easy Livn, at the SailCraft Marina docks on Whittaker Creek.

Towboat towing Towboat | April 8, 2021

Sometimes we all need a hand. Spotted on the Whittaker Creek channel Wednesday afternoon, the Towboat towing the Towboat. Towing fees were not disclosed. (John Rahm photo)

Trawler Reflects On The Duck Pond | April 7, 2021

The outriggers of trawler Wanda Gail reflect on the Duck Pond.

Dragon Man At Dragon Burn | April 5, 2021

A Dragon Man at The Dragon Burn. Behind the mask is Pamlico Arts Council member Robert Wiegand – Robert got the torch ready and kept the crowd entertained with a fire spinning spectacle. Photos, video and knee-high boots… check out the 2021 Dragon Burn.

Dragon & COVID Burn | April 4, 2021

Saturday night’s Pamlico Arts Dragon Burn didn’t just burn a wooden dragon… a COVID ball was sent to a fiery end too. Story, photos & video coming Monday.

Sunrise By Marker #8 | April 4, 2021

Sunrise by Marker #8 on the Oriental channel.

Dragon Head, Waiting To Burn | April 3, 2021

The Dragon Head… waiting to burn. The Pamlico Arts Dragon Burn is tonight…

April Sunrise @ Pecan Grove | April 3, 2021

Sunrise was at 6:49a this morning… here’s the view from Pecan Grove. Note one of the Bruno’s ducks on morning maneuvers.

Masts Reflect @ Pecan Grove | April 2, 2021

Masts reflect on a still morning at Pecan Grove Marina

Piggly Wiggly March 2021 Update | March 31, 2021

Billy Flockhart is back in the Oriental Piggly Wiggly store… part of being back is a video update. Click that video for America’s high energy grocer.

Wednesday HarborCam | March 31, 2021

The Wednesday morning HarborCam view.

Really Hard Aground | March 29, 2021

It is said few things are certain, except death, taxes and going aground. Captain John Rahm explores the latter in the Captain’s Blog.

One Way To Unground A Ship | March 29, 2021

A certain vessel in the Suez Canal has resisted efforts to refloat (the above has not yet been tried). Going aground is not exactly an uncommon experience in local waters. It is said few things are certain, except death, taxes and going aground. Captain John Rahm explores the latter in the Captain’s Blog.

Brant Island Strings In The Beer Garden | March 28, 2021

Music returned to the New Village Brewery Beer Garden Friday night… Brant Island Strings performed. This is the the hands (and strings) of Rick Vogt. (click pic for more views)

Greens At The Spring Farmers' Market | March 27, 2021

Spring has rejuvenated the Oriental Farmers’ Market. Basil, Collards, Mustard Greens and Kale were among the offering of Rice Creek Farms, one of the vendors at this morning’s market. The Farmers’ Market is on Hodges St near the harbor, Saturday mornings 8a-11a. (click pic for more market views)

Welcome Center - Before | March 26, 2021

This is the inside of the Welcome Center. OK – this is the before photo. The old net house on the town’s property by town dock #2 is being restored. The work has just started. When complete, it will be Welcome Center for visitors. (click pic for the big view and more photos)

Cape Dory Typhoon and O'Day Mariner | March 25, 2021

Ted Clark and Mark Hittner sailed to Oriental from New Bern Wednesday. This morning they were calming having coffee aboard their two small vessels at the town dock. They did it, they said, “just because.” Clark is on a Cape Dory Typhoon (the red Opti is also his) and Hittner sailed in on an O’Day Mariner. (Click for the big view and more)

Trifolium | March 24, 2021

Rainy day trifolium, or clover for the less botanically inclined. (Ben Casey Photo)

Light Through the Foggy Creekside 2013 | March 23, 2021

Fog has been a frequent morning visitor in March. Back in December 2013, fog descended on Oriental in the middle of the day.