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- Wed Night Sailboat Race 5:30p
- Wed Open Mic Night @ The Silos - July 23
- Nautical Flea Mkt - IWPC - July 26
- Ghost Walk July 26
- Carolyn Rush @ Village Gallery
- PCC Fresh Start Open House - July 26
Readers Come Through. Letters To The Editor
Schools Of Sunfish & FJs On The Neuse. The Story
A Job Well Done. Letters To The Editor
Song, Hats, Seeds. The Story
Pirates, Pageant Queens, Politicians. The Story
34th Annual Croakerfest. The Story
It Takes A Village Time To Prep. The Story
First Annual at Paradise Cove Marina. The Story
Once Again, Lawmakers Need Reminding. Letters To The Editor
Doing Nothing But Fueling Up. The Shipping News
Keeps Attorney From "Any Fiduciary Capacity" Until "Further Order From The Court". The Story
The Economic Benefits To North Carolina. Letters To The Editor
4th Annual Raises $140,000. The Story
Don't Alter Glenda's. Drawing The Town
Ongoing Effort To Host More Races. The Story
Playing in the Parking Lot. The Story
Return of Southeast Regionals. The Story
Reading Lessons. Letters To The Editor
No Room at The Bins. Letters To The Editor
Tradition Of Giving A Start on the Neuse. The Story
ODC Results From May 10. The Story
Sawyer Wins Sheriff's Primary In Pamlico. The Story
Who Is On The Ballott May 6. The Story
Scavenging, Wrecking or Theft?. The Story
Boat Made & Raffled Off. The Story
Rotary's Move To In-Town Show A Success. The Story
Paddling 200+ Miles of Neuse To Oriental . The Story
Open Air Museum. The Story
Check your parking brake. The Story
1100 Cyclists, Many Wheels, One Dragon. The Story
Update on Red Lee Jukebox At Oriental Museum. The Story
Changes To Voting Laws Go Beyond Photo ID. The Story
Calling A Deck A Deck. The Story
A Readers' Guide On What To Look For. The Story
Like Ships In A Bottle. The Story
Scenes From The Competition. The Story
What Happens At Brantley's, Stays At Brantley's. Drawing The Town
A Good Response To Bad Check. The Story
Annual Ball Is The Hope Clinic's Largest Fundraiser. The Story
The Best. The Worst. Sometimes They Are The Same.. The Story
Third Fall In As Many Weeks Covers Oriental. The Story
Six Legs Of Experience. TownDock TV
Life A Complicated Piece of Music. Letters To The Editor
Ray & Peggy Tie The Knot. The Story
Working boat bows are known to hold anchors, chains and cleats. But a lipstick wearing shrimp? The creature’s name isn’t known. The vessel’s is. She’s the trawler Sabrina Jane.
Tuesday July 22, 2014
4:01p A letter of thanks to pass along from Hope Clinic.
10:11a Some sad news to share. Fred Mahlstedt has passed away. Edward Mays writes in to say that Fred died on Friday after heart surgery at Carolina East. Fred and his wife, Pat moved to Oriental 20 years ago from Miller Place, NY on Long Island.
Edward pays tribute to his friend:
Fred was a fixture at the Village Club and when he could, The Silos. He always had a joke or tease for those who worked there. Fred loved his dogs. He lost his 15-year-old “Truffie” a few months back. His daughter, Pattie, shared one of her dogs, Tank, with him and he couldn’t have enjoyed him more. Fred was a good friend with a big heart. He would do anything for anyone. He will be missed.
Fred Mahlstedt was 80 and is survived by his wife Pat, one son and three daughters and 9 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS and Pamlico EMS.
Coming up this Saturday Pamlico Community College holds a Fresh Start open house to share info about the courses being offered in the fall semester. Also, details on financial aid and other details for those thinking of attending the school…
Want to play the ukulele? Oriental’s uke group, the UHOOs have fine-tuned their practice schedule. They’re now rehearsing on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Sea Harbour. Do they welcome more uke players – even beginners? That’s a resounding, four-stringed ‘Yes’ you just heard. Details here….
For more of what’s going on in Oriental, visit our What’s Happening page. There’s on ever updated list of events coming up as well as — when you scroll down — a listing of weekly happenings that are ongoing.
Monday July 21, 2014
A real page-turner, this week’s Oriental Weather Forecast High mid 80’s and chance of rain. That’s today. That’s tomorrow. Wednesday, brace yourself for some variety. Temps will be up around 89 with a chance of rain. Ditto, Thursday. Friday and Saturday (contain your excitement further if you can) High of mid-80s with chance of rain.
There’s news from ODC:
In Division 3, WATER PHANTOM, skippered by Charlie Nelson, also had 2 bullets on Saturday to take 1st for the early season.
Brian Brown, sailing his Moore 24, NEVERMORE, had two 1st places on Saturday but, Jim Flaherty’s J70, SHAMROCK, had enough of a lead in Division 4 to hold on to 1st place for the early series.
Sunday July 20, 2014
Rinse and repeat, repeat, repeat. Your Oriental Weather Forecast calls for high of 85 and chance of rain/thunder. Same thru Tuesday.
Oriental’s History Museum’s presenting a way to get a rare view of Oriental with the aerial photos in the Come Fly With Me exhibit. New photos taken from the sky and some older ones to compare them to. There’s even one where you can mark where your house is. It’s free, though donations always welcomed. There’s also a handmade wooden chest being raffled — great holiday gift — which you can see and buy tickets for. Proceeds all go to help the museum with its operations…
Saturday July 19, 2014
Not overly hot, as mid-July days go. High of 81 today. The Oriental Weather Forecast keeps it in that range for a few days. There is that 30% chance of rain today and for about a half a week.
British Open playing out at MInnesott today. Nautical Wheelers has a booksigning at 2 for Chef Joni, author of Mermaids, Yachts and Rum. Bill Wheeler says that instead of rum, there will be several Italianw wines to sample starting at 3p. Library has that hands-on museum for the kids today. Oriental’s History Museum has its birds-eye view of town — you can mark your place, too. And Village Gallery’s got a great array of art. All the details are in What’s Happening.Farmers Market is a full one — as the market marks its 7th year on Hodges, it evolves. This week, something new — grilled chicken to takeaway. Details on what’s for sale, here.
Friday July 18, 2014
High in the mid-80’s today and clear skies in the Oriental Weather Forecast For the weekend, more mid-80’s high with a middling chance of showers — in that 30-40% range.
In What’s Happening, there’s a blood drive today in Grantsboro.
Tomorrow at Minnesott Golf and Country Club the Masters at Minnesott carries on with the British Open. It all raises funds for the Pamlico HS golf club. If wine’s more your cuppa tea, Nautical Wheelers can help – their monthly wine tasting is Saturday afternoon and features Italian wine. Something to take the kids to tomorrow — the library presents its Hands-On museum, a look at science and technology over time.
And of course, there’s the Oriental Farmers’ Market tomorrow from 8-11a. Wish ‘em a happy birthday — the market turns 7 years old this month. It’s come a long way from three vendors that first day in 2007. A new offering tomorrow — grilled chicken.
Scanning the boating horizon and looking a week ahead — next Saturday’s the Nautical Flea Market at the Provision Company. It’s free, but space may be limited, so call Pat pronto to let him know you’ll be selling…. Also on the 26th, NSA’s doing its Dinghy Poker Run as fundraiser for the Oriental area fire department.
Also on the radar screen, the week after that, as we slip in to August the Dragon’s Breath Regatta plays out on the Neuse — any PHRF boat can enter. And on the Saturday after that — August 9 — The Dragon Boat Festival is happening at River Dunes. All the details are in What’s Happening.
IF life imitates art, what happens after? Today’s Dock Quote offers a suggestion….
Wednesday July 16, 2014
4:14p More water in the news. In Whortonsville today, there’s a Water System Pressure Advisory. Pamlico County Water System says water pressure may be low or not flowing at all because of a main line repair.
Because the low pressure could have back-siphoned wee beasties in to the water system, the County is advising residents of metro Whortonsville — “Old Lupton / Brown Creek Road to include Sunset Subdivision, Silver Road, Non Such Road and all the way to but not including Paradise Shores Road” — to boil all water for a minute once pressure is restored. (That’s water for human consumption: meaning if you drink it, cook with it, brush your teeth with it, make ice or wash your hands in it.) Til further notice.
3:34p Some notes for the afternoon. Town Hall says the water department is “hydrant flushing” at Topsail and White Farm this afternoon. If you live nearby, you may have less pressure than usual.
The mid-week Farmers’ Market is still on. Christine of Enchanted Gardens Farms still plans to be there, drizzling rain or no. Fresh produce can be yours. A little rain won’t hurt you….12:02p More of those overcast skies, threatening to open up on us (again) today. Details are in the Oriental Weather Forecast.
If the weather holds off, you’ll find some farmers having a midweek Oriental Farmers’ Market this afternoon. Fresh produce and more. Also tonight, at the Silos, it’s Open Mic Night.
Wednesday’s as good a time as any to at least think about the weekend. In What’s Happening, on Saturday there’s another in the series, Majors at Minnesott — their version of the British Open to benefit the Pamlico High golf team. Up at the library, Saturday’s a one-day hands-on museum looking in to science and technology over time, while here in town, there’s a the Farmers’ Mkt Saturday morning and a wine tasting at Nautical Wheelers on Saturday afternoon. Paradise Cove potluck that night.
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