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A Pictorial. The Story
Inspiration: Porches Then And Now. The Story
NCSU Sailpack Team Joins In. The Story
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Intent of Land Swap Raised. Letters To The Editor
A Family's Thanks. Letters To The Editor
The Grass Is Greener. Letters To The Editor
Fishing Ships & Intent Of Land Swap . The Story
Buying Now For The Future. Letters To The Editor
Precautions For Fishermen. Letters To The Editor
Dream of the Fuel Efficient Cruiser. The Shipping News
13 Teams At River Dunes. The Story
Fundraiser Brings 24 Ukes To School. Letters To The Editor
Questions of Why That's Allowed. The Story
Query: How Will Town Board Respond?. Letters To The Editor
Recognizing Action To Protect And Preserve The Coastal Environment. The Story
Trailblazing For Bike Paths. Letters To The Editor
Supporting Pamlico High Golf. The Story
Flight of the Condor. The Shipping News
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
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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
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A piling at Oriental Harbor Marina, bathed in a dusk light.
Wednesday October 1, 2014
Condolences go out to Sam Alitto, whose wife Suzy died on Sunday. For several years, Suzy was in many plays at Oriental’s Old Theater. She played a cop. She played a trucker. She wore a tiara in another production. Suzy liked the stage. Her friend, Lynn Whalen remembers that in one play, she had to stand backstage and literally “hold on to the apron strings” of Suzy’s costume, so anxious was she to hit the boards.
A few years ago, Suzy was diagnosed with cancer and at Leukemia Cup races in recent years, friends said they were sailing for Suzy. On Sunday, Suzy passed away at the hospital in Greenville. She was 66.
A viewing is set for tomorrow at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance from 4-6p, with a service to celebrate her life starting at 6p. Sam asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Suzy’s memory be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Starting at noon today, you may notice more military planes overhead and more radio traffic on the ground. The Marines are in town – in civilian garb – for a five hour exercise. Oriental’s the staging ground.
If you missed the Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, you can still see some photos of the exotica nautica that was up for sale…
Tuesday September 30, 2014
The Oriental Weather Forecast has today thru Friday as partly cloudy but no chance of rain. For four (4) days. Highs only in the upper 70’s for most of that. It seems ages since we’ve had a run of clear, dry, not too hot weather. Would be nice if that streak held out thru the weekend.
Saturday is the Neuse River Solo Race, which last year was amended to include, in a separate competition, double-handed crews. There was a stipulation — the combined ages of the 2 crew members had to add up to at least 150. That worked – it got more folks out on the water than would take on a solo race – and so they’re doing it again. Solo, or duet, there’s still time to sign up for Saturday’s race.
Next week, the big Sunfish World Championships are coming to the Oriental area. They’ll be happening out on the river, and will be based out of Camps Seagull and Seafarer. It’s bringing together the top Sunfish racers from around the world and runs from Oct 8 thru the following weekend, Oct 17-18.
There’ve been a lot of Sunfish on the waters here this year. For a taste of what’s to come… here’s TownDock’s coverage – with lots of photos – of the Sunfish Masters championship races earlier this summer.
Monday September 29, 2014
As if the air weren’t moist enough — there’s a chance of rain today – and tomorrow – in the Oriental Weather Forecast. That wet from this summer is lingering and air conditioning isn’t keeping up with it.
The folks at Prime Time, which offers a range of services for seniors, is presenting a workshop tomorrow on Safe Driving For Seniors. The session is free and aims to help with the particulars that go with driving while aging. A former NC Highway patrolman will be offering tips and reminders — which we all can use, no matter the age. More info is here.
A reminder that on Wednesday, Oriental is the backdrop for a training exercise by the Marines. They’ll be, we are told, “in civilian attire”. They’ll be the ones carrying hand-held radios.
On Thursday this week, a different thing entirely. Marsha’s Cottage hosts a Kickoff To Fall — new lines of clothing, cosmetic makeovers, — basically, a day of pampering yourself. Starts at 10a.
And a week and a half from now, on Thursday night October 9, TownDock.net, the Pamlico News and Pamlico Community College are presenting a candidates forum at PCC starting at 7p. The GOP and Democratic candidates for State House, State Senate and Pamlico Sherrif are taking part. Democratic candidate for Congress, Marshall Adame has also agreed to be there. It’s a chance to hear what the candidates have to say about their run for office and their stands on some of the issues.
Sunday September 28, 2014
10:03a Some sad news to pass along. We received word this morning that Ashton Whipple has died. His friend Marvin Bullock wrote in to say that Ashton, who’s been living in Florida the past five years, took a fall Friday night and passed away this morning. He was in his mid-80’s. As Marvin put it,
It was in his retirement in Oriental that Ashton found and honed his gift with watercolors. A few years ago, just as he was moving away from here, a retrospective of his work took place on the porch at Marsha’s Cottage. The story is here.
8:34a Another non-rain day. A tinge warmer than yesterday, with a high of 80 in the Oriental Weather Forecast But don’t expect any great drying out – which we need – cos there’s a chance of rain for the three days after today. Plus, winds out of the north. What water doesn’t come from the sky, will push its way down the Sound.
Saturday September 27, 2014
6:48a A beautiful day is ahead. It is actually forecast not to rain. Sun, high 70s. Dry. Enjoy.
Cable TV and internet service is down this morning for Time Warner users. Bill Wheeler writes in:
Friday September 26, 2014
Avast, matey. You don’t have to commit piracy to get a good deal on outfitting your boat. Saturday’s the Nautical Flea Market – starts at 8a – out in front of the Provision Company.
For the more landlubber approach, the Oriental Farmers’ Market will be happening right next door on Hodges. (You can get a preview of what’s for sale there, here.) Good deals all around….
Our latest Shipping News profiles Felix, the wonderful, wonderful cat.
Meanwhile, if you can’t wait til tomorrow to go treasure hunting for all the cool finds at the flea and farmers’ markets, take a look at the TownDock.net Classfieds.
Thursday September 25, 2014
6:55a If you are heading out by car or boat… there is a bit of fog this morning. Water levels are down again… you can actually see the pavement on Hodges Street.
Northeast winds continue, however. They are light today, but stronger winds Saturday will likely see some higher water levels again. The peak water levels (at just over 2 feet) were early yesterday morning.
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