Oriental Old Theater to Offer Mega Mother’s Day Concert!

ORIENTAL – Dee Dee King & Friends, seen here Sunday afternoon during a break in the group’s grueling three and one-half hour rehearsal, are expected to ‘sellout’ the theater’s 150 seats on Sunday, May 12. Doors open at 4:30pm. Treat…

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In the ‘bow thruster’ area, the father/son duo intentionally tripped ‘a mystery breaker’

To diagnose this Ship’s pesky problems? Improvise (and hold your breath!)

By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC There are many complex features and equipment on ‘Icon of the Seas’ cruise ship. It is difficult, if not impossible, to know how they all function. When working on electrical components, sometimes you…

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Nonprofit Expresses Heartfelt Appreciation

By Regina Kemble The value of community support in life affirming mission is immeasurable. It’s crucial to maintaining on-going accompaniment of pregnant and parenting women and families in need. Establishing longevity to ensure meeting immediate needs while focusing on far-reaching…

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N.C. GOP 3rd District Elects RNC Delegates/Alternates and Presidential Elector

WASHINGTON, N.C. – On Saturday, April 20, 2024, Republicans throughout the 11 county N.C. 3rd Congressional District held a district convention in Washington, N.C., and elected Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention (RNC), as well as a Presidential Elector and an Alternate for the Electoral College.

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Mother’s Roots In Oriental Inspire Dee Dee King’s May 12 Musical Tribute

Edith Adams – a beautiful, talented and brave young black woman – left Oriental in the early 1960s. Bound for New York City, she was full of hope and spirit, eager to pursue her dreams. In March of 1965, things…

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Jeff Fleming (hidden but wearing blue shirt) is next to Igor (bald guy), who is working on a heater for the ship’s freezer door. Igor is from Ukraine and had photos, sent by a friend, of his apartment building where one side of the structure had been blown off from the war. In foreground, is a smiling gentleman known as Piasan -- apparently amused by the confluence of laborers.

12 Volt Marine Confronts 680 Volts

PART TWO OF FOUR: By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC Editor’s note: Based in Oriental, the father/son team of Jeff & Colyn Fleming (with 12V Marine) spent most of January on board the world’s largest and newest cruise ship….

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ISO Rating Crucial in Setting Fire Insurance Premiums

Murky World of Homeowners Insurance         Editor’s Note: North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey, recently issued a statement about Liberty, a small North Carolina town of 2,700 residents, that has achieved an ISO fire rating of 2. …

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The Riggs operate from a Hwy 55 location near Oriental.

Precision Metal Cutting Uses Laser Technology

By Nicole & Stephen Riggs ORIENTAL – We have over 65 combined years of relevant education, skills and experience to take on this laser metal-cutting business venture. Stephen has 35-plus years of experience in the construction and mechanical trades and…

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The father-son duo acted like guests some of the time, with early access to spectacular Icon of the Seas amusements like this colorful, convoluted water park.

ICON OF THE SEAS – Here We Come!!

PART ONE OF FOUR: By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC ORIENTAL – The FaceBook message said “marine electrical technicians needed for cruise ship, must be available January 3, 2024.” It was Dec 28, just 6 days away? Starting a…

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Sales Tax Hike on Nov. 5 Ballot

PAMLICO COUNTY – Elected officials voted Monday to proceed with a referendum to determine if voters will agree to a ‘quarter of one cent’ increase in the local option sales tax. If approved, the measure could raise an extra $400,000…

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Woman Describes Vision, Which She Calls ‘New City’

By Ivia Nathaniel Three weeks ago I was driving alone along a street in New Bern. Suddenly, the Holy Ghost told me to pull over where there was a huge parking lot. Yes! I obeyed. With my naked eye, a…

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