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  • Bible-based course offered at COA-Edenton

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 23, 2015 - 5:11pm

    EDENTON — The pastor of an Edenton church will be teaching a new Bible-based course at the Edenton-Chowan campus of College of The Albemarle campus starting next month.

  • Food Lion inks lease for site at Chowan Crossing

    By Reggie Ponder | January 21, 2015 - 8:24pm

    EDENTON — Food Lion has signed a lease to occupy the former Farmer’s Foods site at the Chowan Crossing shopping center and plans to operate a store at the site, company officials confirmed last week.

  • Food Lion signs lease for Farmer’s Foods site

    By Reggie Ponder | January 15, 2015 - 8:37pm

    EDENTON — Food Lion has signed a lease to occupy the former Farmer’s Foods site at the Chowan Crossing shopping center and plans to operate a store at that site, company officials confirmed Thursday.

  • Grinch can’t steal flute player’s Christmas spirit

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 5, 2015 - 10:23am

    Anthony Horton considers himself a blessed man despite a recent setback that would have dampened the spirits of most during the holiday season.

  • Garden of Eden club dedicates garden at Barker House

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 5, 2015 - 10:22am

    More than 20 members of the Garden of Eden Garden Club gathered recently for a dedication ceremony at the site of a redesigned memorial garden adjacent to the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center on the downtown waterfront.

  • Puppets, Christmas carols spark joy at EBC

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 5, 2015 - 10:21am

    Nothing ushers in the spirit of the Christmas season like music, and “The Puppets’ Christmas Carols” show in the fellowship hall at Edenton Baptist Church Dec. 21 was no exception.

  • Town officials have full plate for 2015

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 5, 2015 - 10:21am

    Town officials have full plateWhile the mayor and town council ready themselves for their soon-to-happen annual review of their Vision Statement, Town Manager Anne-Marie Knighton offers Chowan Herald readers a look ahead at the town’s projects and priorities in 2015.

  • Grad rate remains priority for schools for 2015

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 5, 2015 - 10:21am

    Grad rate remains priority for schoolsWhen Rob Jackson took over as superintendent of the Edenton-Chowan school system in July, he quickly identified improving the graduation rate for students as a high priority.

  • Bracing for funding decisions in 2015

    By Reggie Ponder | January 5, 2015 - 10:20am

    Bracing for 
funding decisionsChowan County officials are likely to face big decisions about fire service, emergency medical service and wind energy during 2015.

  • County poised for business growth in 2015

    By Reggie Ponder | January 5, 2015 - 10:20am

    A combination of expansion by existing businesses and the prospect of new manufacturing facilities in the county make 2015 a year to watch in terms of economic development.

  • Council delays vote on multi-family housing regulations

    By Rebecca Bunch | January 5, 2015 - 10:20am

    The town council unanimously agreed at its Dec. 9 monthly meeting to table a motion to adopt two text amendments that would amend the town’s Unified Development Ordinance.

  • Harriss sworn in as district judge

    By Reggie Ponder | January 2, 2015 - 9:27pm

    EDENTON — With the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse as a backdrop, Meader Harriss took the oath of office Friday as the 1st Judicial District’s newest district judge.

  • Vidant restricting visitation

    December 29, 2014 - 9:04pm

    EDENTONVidant restricting visitationDue to increasing numbers of flu cases, certain Vidant Health facilities, including Vidan Chowan Hospital, are imposing stricter visitation limits.

  • Long route to a Merry Christmas

    By Reggie Ponder | December 23, 2014 - 1:37pm

    Fannie Holley is having a Merry Christmas this year.

  • Effort among church groups aids tornado victims

    By Reggie Ponder | December 23, 2014 - 1:36pm

    Local volunteers are working alongside volunteer work teams from out of town to repair, rebuild and replace homes damaged or destroyed by last April’s tornadoes.

  • Animal shelter ahead of curve on new state rules

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 23, 2014 - 1:36pm

    A state directive requiring animal shelters across North Carolina to stop using gas chambers to euthanize animals will have “no impact” on the Tri-County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Tyner, shelter officials said.

  • Home visiting program for parents of newborns launched

    December 23, 2014 - 1:35pm

    New mothers and their babies in Chowan County now have another place to turn for health monitoring and guidance in the first few weeks after the baby’s birth.

  • Former gas station site to host historic home

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 23, 2014 - 1:35pm

    Fifteen years of perseverance and hard work ended with smiles Friday afternoon at the Chowan County Register of Deeds office.

  • Breaking the Chains: ‘The Lord did it for me’ – a morning of testimony

    By Reggie Ponder | December 23, 2014 - 1:35pm

    Edenton native Enoch Jones told a group of men Saturday morning that God delivered him from addiction and criminal activity through faith in Jesus Christ.“The Lord has been so good to me,” Jones said. “He did it for me.

  • River herring falls on hard times

    By Reggie Ponder | December 21, 2014 - 10:18pm

    EDENTON — Fishery regulators indicate that it will take a decade or more by the most optimistic estimates before the area river herring rebound enough to warrant fishing.

  • Owner: Shopping center tenant ‘very close’

    December 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

    The owner of the Chowan Crossing shopping center said this week he is “very close” to finalizing a deal with a tenant for the former Farmers Foods building.

  • Edenton cops using cameras

    By William F. West | December 11, 2014 - 7:24pm

    Long before the controversial deaths of two black men at the hands of police created a public groundswell for cops to use body cameras, Edenton police officers were wearing the devices to record their interactions with citizens.

  • Citizens hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:21pm

    A small group of Chowan County residents braved bitterly cold temperatures Sunday to attend an 8 a.m. ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Community honors Judge Bean on retirement

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:20pm

    A large crowd of family, friends and colleagues converged on historic Pembroke Hall in Edenton on Thursday evening to pay tribute to retiring Judge Chris Bean.

  • Schools seek changes to rules

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:19pm

    Local school officials are hopeful that the North Carolina General Assembly will soon address what they term the “unintended consequence” of making it more difficult for school systems in the state to utilize retired teachers as substitutes.