June 20, 2019

It's around 1 a.m. Thursday, June 20th – West Virginia Day!

My insomnia is inspired by memories of the Mountain State, Huntington in particular, and a football star from Edenton, NC.

John A. Holmes High School's Kentreaz Coston is headed to Marshall University to play for the Thundering Herd.…

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June 16, 2019

EDENTON — The lessons of history were much on the minds of graduation speakers as they imparted words of wisdom to John A. Holmes’ graduating seniors Friday night.

One-hundred forty-four Holmes seniors received their diplomas at a ceremony held in the school’s football stadium.…


June 09, 2019

The American Legion senior summer baseball season is underway.

June 05, 2019

Before the Senior Awards program began Monday, Aces were adjusting colored tassels, grappling with their graduation gowns and straightening those mortar boards for a Class of 2019 photo in the gym.

Members of this class have achieved much such as earning state championship rings, academic…


May 30, 2019

EDENTON — Chowan commissioners are poised to approve a $28.6 million budget for next year that includes one-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate.

The increase, which would raise the tax rate from 74 cents per $100 of property valuation to 75 cents, is needed to pay for two…

May 29, 2019

What's is slimy, green, maybe tinged with a bit of blue, and appears alongside shorelines between Arrowhead Beach and Pembroke Creek?

The blue-green algae is back but has — as yet — not spread so much across Chowan County waters like a thick helping of green guacamole dip spread on top…


May 23, 2019

Dear College of The Albemarle Search Committee,

May 23, 2019

Friday evening, I interviewed Frances Inglis on her porch with her daughter Susan along with former county commissioner John Mitchener, who helped to arrange the meeting.

My intent was to learn more about the Lady of Water Street as well as some of the history of Edenton and Chowan County so that I…

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May 15, 2019

Let's say thanks to Denny O'Neill for being the first to step up to the plate for the support needed to restore iconic projects that have come to define Edenton.

After a hard fought battle with cancer, O'Neill, 75, died Tuesday morning, May 7, at his home on North Broad Street.

O'Neill's legacy…


May 15, 2019

With real estate trends always evolving, rural areas have to do what works best for them, say members of a national organization that helps communities revitalize their downtown areas.

For three days, members of the National Main Street Center Board recently met in Edenton, taking in the sights…

47 stories in Chowan. Viewing 1 through 10.
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