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- Corned Beef Cabbage Dinner - Mar 12
- OWC Chowder Cookoff - Mar 15
- Leukemia Cup Regatta Kickoff - Mar 15
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...and Christmas On Church Street. Drawing The Town
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2013's Leading Skippers. The Story
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High Lights: Kayaks, Luminaria, Boats, . The Story
Some Non-Profits In Our Area. The Story
Friday & Saturday Events. The Story
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Pat Stockwell Would Like To Know "Where's Pascal?". The Story
Case For Oriental Getting Control. Letters To The Editor
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Thanks and Other Thoughts. Letters To The Editor
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Pay Back Sought. Letters To The Editor
The PCC Blugrass Festival Saturday (Ben Casey photos)
Monday March 10, 2014
If you liked this weekend’s weather, stay tuned for more today and tomorrow. Your Oriental Weather Forecast has highs in the way upper 60’s again today and past 70 tomorrow.
SCOO’s closing in on the end of its annual winter seminars with just a week or two more. This week the focus is on emergency first aid when you’re on board a boat. Seems worth your while to learn what to do — CPR for instance — when you may be the only person who can help. Eric Kindle’s teaching the two sessions — tomorrrow and on Thursday.
Check out What’s Happening to see how this rather busy week and upcoming weekend are playing out. Araphoe Methodist has a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Wednesday night. And Saturday is jam-packed, so much so, you might want to sort out all events now. For starters, on Saturday OWC puts on its Chowder Cookoff at Oriental Marina, there’s a wine tasting at Nautical Wheelers, while at River Dunes late Saturday afternoon, this year’s Leukemia Cup gets kicked off. Scads more details on these and other events at What’s Happening… …
Saturday March 8, 2014
Today’s the payoff after days of cold, wet, windy weather. The Oriental Weather Forecast has highs in the 60’s today and clear, sunny skies. Tomorrow too.
Fine weather for this morning’s Oriental Farmers’ Market on Hodges. At 9 there’s a meeting at Brantley’s for planning this July’s Croakerfest. Lots of volunteers needed. Pamlico Community College holds its Bluegrass and Gospel Festival. and Paradise Cove’s potlucking it tonight.
It’s looking like 2014 is shaping up as a busy year… as you can see in the ever-updated listings in What’s Happening. Scroll down and see……
Oh, and a timely reminder. We’re springing forward this weekend.. tripping into Daylight Saving Time at 2a Sunday. Today’s Dock Quote gets a jump on this ritual…..
Friday March 7, 2014
“One tall latte with a pair of tall boots.” The water’s high along Hodges near the Bean and the harbor this morning. The coffee shop is open to those who wade in. Pamlico Nikes or some Gill boots from the Provision Company recommended.
Indications are we’ll have this high water all day. Your Oriental Weather Forecast has a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect til just after midnight. Wind’s a big factor in that — gusts up to 40 today, up to 35 tonight. Wind advisory blowing til 1 this afternoon. Rain a good bet this morning with scattered showers this afternoon.
But do look ahead to tomorrow. Not to get all “Annie” on you (please, do not cue the music) but that sun will er, come out tomorrow. High of 60 for Saturday… and 65 on Sunday
Thursday March 6, 2014
Rain and wind and with that, high water. That’s what the Oriental Weather Forecast has in store today and tomorrow. Gale warning from 10 this morning thru Saturday morning. Coastal flooding advisory (we have to think that would be “find higher ground”) is in effect from 1 this afternoon thru early Saturday.
But if you’re looking ahead to the weekend, there’s the good news. Clearing skies and temps near and above 60.
Primadonna’s gone from Oriental’s harbor – as are all but one of the boats whose owners homesteaded and took up residence there in the past year. Primadonna’s crew pointed their boat south to the Bahamas in early winter, and as noted here last week, ran afoul of authorities there and were reportedly sent back to France.
While Primadonna is no longer in Oriental, one lissue remains in its wake: that bad check that a local man, Pat Stockwell, co-signed for Primadonna’s captain — and was then left holding the bag and having to pay the bank $2980. Folks have been asking how they could help Pat out. The answer, is here.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
When TownDock ran last weeks’ update on the SV Primadonna – Bahamian deportation for crew, boat on a Booby Cay reef — some readers contacted us to ask how they could help Pat Stockwell. Pat’s the quiet manager at the Provision Company who had co-signed a check for Primadonna’s French crew last fall and then was stuck with paying the bank $2980 because the check was bad.
If you’d like to help Pat out — he had co-signed because he was just trying to help a sailor — the details are here… (If you’re new to the story, there are lots of links there to the coverage..)
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Here’s for March to start doing that transformation from lion to lamb. Today we’re getting the “in like a lion” part. Ice covers a lot of surfaces, so watch your step out there.
The Oriental Weather Forecast has a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 this afternoon. Freezing drizzle. Winds outta the north. Mid-30s for a high. It’s 30 at noon. Kinda weather that makes for short sentences…
But look ahead, Bunky. Temps in the 40’s tomorrow and high 40’s Thursday and 50’s on Friday. May have to slog thru a couple of days of rain as the temps rise, but then the Oriental Weather Forecast has clear skies and highs in the 60’s on the weekend.
Tonight there’s an Oriental Town Board meeting. (Here’s a link to the agenda.)
Also coming up in What’s Happening — anything you wanted to know about Oriental’s Growth Management Ordinance?? On Friday, the new members of the Planning Board are getting a primer. You can too. On Saturday, there’s bluegrass and gospel at Pamlico Community College.
And you can help brainstorm about this year’s Croakerfest at an organizing meeting Saturday morn. They really need volunteers this year.
Monday March 3, 2014
4:31p Weather delays: Pamlico County Schools on a 3 hour delay for Tuesday. Pamlico Community College will start the day at 9:30a Tuesday.
2:50p Temperatures going down down down… it was 66 degrees at 9:40a this morning. At this writing, it has plunged 25 degrees to 41. Tonight’s low expected in the 20s.
1:26p The potential of ice & sleet on the roads has some evening plans on hold. The Oriental Rotary meeting for tonight is cancelled due to the weather, as is Pamlico Chorale’s rehearsal.
11:07a Saturday night was the Hope Clinic Ball – 225 got on their best duds for the fundraiser. Joe Mattea was an attendee, and sent in photos from the event.
7:14a Sunday reached a balmy 68 degrees. But Elmer, there’s payback. Tonight.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM EST TUESDAY
Tonight rain with a chance of freezing drizzle in the mix. Lowww 27. Tuesday dry, but a cool high in the upper 30s.
If you survive – spring weather returns – temps near 60 back by the weekend.