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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

Give thanks by giving blood through the Red Cross this holiday season

Give thanks by giving blood through the Red Cross this holiday season

GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 4, 2014 —The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.   Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).   As extra encouragement to donate blood during the busiest time of November […]

Old Theater’s Friday Flicks Presents NEBRASKA

Old Theater’s Friday Flicks Presents NEBRASKA

YOU’VE WON A MILLION DOLLARS!     ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – We’ve all received the letter. But alcohol-addled Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is convinced that he really is a winner, and believes he must travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect his Sweepstakes prize.   What follows is the odyssey that Grant, accompanied by his son (played by Will Forte), undertakes in search of his delusional dream. Nebraska (2013) is presented in black and white, and has received numerous honors.   Among its nominations and awards, Nebraska was included in the American Film Institute’s Top Ten Films of the Year; it received six Oscar and five Golden Globe Award nominations; and Dern and Forte won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively […]

7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff in Oriental, NC

7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff in Oriental, NC

DRAGON CHILI COOKOFF!   ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – This 7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff is fast approaching!   This year promises to be a great event, with at least twelve different teams making fabulous chilies. The Cookoff will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:;00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oriental Marina and Inn, 103 Wall St., Oriental (in front of the Toucan Grill). Tickets are $10.00 per person, and are available at the event.   You will taste all the different chilies, and vote for your favorites.  Two prizes are awarded: one is determined by a group of judges in a blind taste test. The second prize, the coveted “People’s Choice Award,” is […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

Old Theater play auditions: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Old Theater play auditions: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Auditions Feb 10th & 11th ORIENTAL, NC January 31, 2014 – Auditions for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Book by John Gordon; Music & Lyrics by Clark Gesner) will take place at The Old Theater on Monday, Feb. 10, and Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.    (Attendance at only one audition is required, so choose your preferred day.)  The play will be directed by Ben Gaskill.  Mary Clyde Dunn will be the music director. The play is based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip, Peanuts.   Although the roles involve singing, this is not a typical musical!   If you can carry a tune in a bucket, you can perform in this play.    The male roles include Charlie Brown, and Schroeder (Schroeder […]

The Old Theater presents: “A Tuff Shuffle – Backstage with Louis Armstrong”

The Old Theater presents: “A Tuff Shuffle – Backstage with Louis Armstrong”

ORIENTAL, NC January 31, 2014 – It was customary for Louis Armstrong to greet fans backstage in his dressing room after each concert.   You would find a cross section of people, ranging from priests and politicians to prostitutes and shoeshine boys, together paying homage to Satchmo.   All were welcomed. On February 8th, actor and playwright Danny Mullen will transport us in space and time.  The place:  Louis Armstrong’s dressing room, just after a concert.   The year:  1957.   Mullen carefully chose the date for the play’s setting.    Armstrong was enraged by the 1957 Little Rock Crisis, in which nine African American students were mistreated and prohibited from entering Little Rock’s Central High School.    This turbulent year sets the stage for Mullen […]

The Old Theater presents: “The Explosive Radioactive Theater” January 24-26, 2014

The Old Theater presents: “The Explosive Radioactive Theater” January 24-26, 2014

ORIENTAL, NC January 11, 2014 – Whether you gathered with your parents near the old radio or grew up “glued to the tube”, classic radio scripts are funny.   Really funny.    The Old Theater’s January production, ”The Explosive Radioactive Theater Presents: 1946 (The Sequel),”  will feature some of the funniest radio scripts ever written, originally presented by the likes of Abbott & Costello, Groucho, and many other stars. The play is a creative take on the WONC Radio Shows featured in the past.   Written by our own Oriental resident Roger Bullis, the Explosive Radioactive Theater is co-directed by Roger Bullis and Per Erichsen.  Mary Clyde Dunn provides music direction. With music, commercials, and hilarious sketches, The Explosive Radioactive Theater is suitable […]

Deck the Halls with Oriental’s 2013 Spirit of Christmas Celebration

Deck the Halls with Oriental’s 2013 Spirit of Christmas Celebration

Oriental, NC – December 14-15, 2013 – For over 10 years, Oriental, NC has decked the halls and donned its finest for the annual Spirit of Christmas celebration. Scheduled for the second weekend in December, this well-known holiday tradition brings businesses, churches, civic groups, and local residents together to celebrate Christmas with spectacular decorations, joyful carols, cozy refreshments, and a strong spirit of community. This December, greet your neighbors, grab a hot chocolate, and take in the town’s beauty as you wander the bejeweled streets lined with luminaries. As you walk, stop by local churches and businesses who will be welcoming guests to enjoy celebratory music and delectable refreshments. Admire the quiet harbor’s boats draped with garland and lights in […]

“Who Do We Think We Are?” An original theater production premieres at the OLD THEATER

“Who Do We Think We Are?” An original theater production premieres at the OLD THEATER

“Who Do We Think We Are?” An original theater production premieres at the OLD THEATER January 4, 2014 ORIENTAL, NC November 27, 2013 – On January 4, 2014, three of Pamlico County’s most talented and gutsy women will present the premiere of “Who Do We Think We Are?”   The show was created by Oriental residents Wendy Osserman, Nancy Hiller, and Marilyn Arnone in support of the Old Theater’s upcoming 70th Anniversary year.  Nancy Hiller wrote songs for the production, and all three seasoned performers contribute their diverse gifts to this delightful collaboration.   In “Who Do We Think We Are?” Osserman, Hiller and Arnone explore the insecurities of childhood, teenage angst, and the opposing pulls women experience as they juggle […]

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