Month: November 2011

Nicholas Sparks Chooses Oriental NC for the Setting of his Latest Book

The residents here in our charming fishing village were pleasantly surprised when they recently learned that Nicholas Sparks’ new best seller is set right here in Oriental, North Carolina. The famed author of “Nights In Rodanthe,” from which the movie

Neuse River Winery Opens

Our local vintners, Glen and Rolayne Schwendy, announced the opening of their winery, Neuse River Winery, here in Oriental last week. Their vineyard is open Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They offer wine tastings and tours