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  • CMS Band holds band camp

    April 19, 2014 - 7:28pm

    The Chowan Middle School Band recently hosted guest clinician and composer, Mike Oare.

  • Local clubs hold joint meeting for first time

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:34pm

    The first-ever joint meeting of the Edenton Woman’s Club and the Fannie A. Parker Women’s Club took place last Wednesday at the Barker House.

  • Inaugural Spring Fling brings in $1,400

    By Reggie Ponder | April 12, 2014 - 5:34pm

    John A. Holmes High School last weekend began what could become a new tradition — a Spring Fling to bring the community together and raise some needed funds for school projects.

  • Farmland tax system survives state tax overhaul

    By Reggie Ponder | April 12, 2014 - 5:34pm

    Farmland tax system survives state tax overhaulA group of local farmers learned recently that the present use value system for taxing farmland remains in place amid significant changes in state tax laws change.

  • Chief: More cops could save overtime

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:33pm

    Police Chief Jay Fortenbery says with the hiring of three new officers he could reduce overtime for the police department by more than $15,000 dollars during the 2014-15 budget year.

  • Taylor Theater project garners Main Street awards

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:33pm

    A communitywide effort to save the Taylor Theater has resulted in several major awards being given to those responsible for its success.

  • Downings to be featured at conference in Virginia Beach

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:32pm

    Edenton’s Shalom International Church co-pastors Jonthan and Andy Downing will be featured at the upcoming Wailing Women’s Family Life Conference at the Westin Virginia Beach Center.

  • County hears request to fund Albemarle Hopeline

    By Reggie Ponder | April 12, 2014 - 5:32pm

    A county resident asked the Chowan Board of Commissioners Monday to reinstate funding for Albemarle Hopeline, the nonprofit that provides domestic violence services in the region.

  • Chowan’s Goodwin selected to head state’s Ferry Division

    By Reggie Ponder | April 12, 2014 - 5:32pm

    A Chowan County native and former chairman of the county’s Board of Commissioners has been appointed to head the state’s Ferry Division.

  • Collins named head football coach for Aces

    By Reggie Ponder | April 12, 2014 - 5:31pm

    An assistant football coach at a large high school in the Piedmont area of the state has been tapped as the new head football coach at John A. Holmes High School.

  • Business leaders share wisdom with COA students

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:31pm

    Students attending College of the Albemarle’s Edenton campus are a little wiser about how to succeed in business, thanks to advice from three of Chowan County’s most successful business owners.

  • First Brews on Bay is a success, more could be coming

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:30pm

    The first ever Brews on the Bay drew a big crowd to the downtown Edenton waterfront on Saturday evening.

  • Boys & Girls Club raising funds in the community

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 12, 2014 - 5:30pm

    Supporters of the local Boys & Girls Club are going to be fanning out in the coming weeks to tell the story of the club and its impact on the community.

  • Ministers bring ‘I Am Somebody’ message to young men

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2014 - 7:13pm

    Ministering to the community means more than just showing up to preach on Sunday morning.

  • Historic sites stress interaction with public

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2014 - 7:13pm

    State officials visited Edenton last week to talk about programming changes that will make state-owned historic sites in town more accessible and events more interactive.

  • Library to host signing for area author’s novel

    By Reggie Ponder | April 2, 2014 - 7:13pm

    Although things such as alcohol abuse, physical abuse, racism and troubled relationships are constantly in view in Patricia Throckmorton’s novel “Sticks and Stones,” the Perquimans County author views this painful tapestry through a prism of faith.

  • Town council mulls Redevelopment Commission

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2014 - 7:12pm

    Dale Holland, senior partner in Charlotte-based Holland Consulting Planners Inc., talked with the town council at its March 24 work session about how the council might benefit from the establishment of a redevelopment commission.

  • Former top principal shares turnaround keys with school leaders

    By Reggie Ponder | April 2, 2014 - 7:12pm

    Local public school administrators gathered last week for breakfast and education shop talk with the state’s 2012 Principal of the Year.

  • Town: Station could save more than $1 million

    By Reggie Ponder | April 2, 2014 - 7:12pm

    Edenton town officials estimate the construction of a new police station could save town taxpayers $1.4 million.

  • Tri-County Pet-a-Palooza planned for May 3

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2014 - 7:11pm

    A group of local youngsters is busy planning a fun afternoon in the park for pets and animal lovers in the form of a Pet-a-Palooza scheduled to take place May 3 at Colonial Park from 2-4 p.m.

  • Chamber, high school partner in volunteer push

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2014 - 7:11pm

    A change in the way 12th graders at John A. Holmes High School carry out their senior projects has led to a partnership between the school and the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce.

  • Rebecca Bunch: Remembering a public servant and class act

    April 2, 2014 - 7:10pm

    Aclass act.That’s how I’ve heard several fellow Edentonians refer to Chowan County Register of Deeds Sue Rountree since her death over the weekend.

  • Chowan property tax values down 13 percent

    By Reggie Ponder | March 30, 2014 - 9:56pm

    EDENTON — Property values have gone down 13 percent in Chowan County and 14 percent in Edenton over the past eight years, according to preliminary results of the tax revaluation.

  • Chowan residents oppose plan

    By Reggie Ponder | March 29, 2014 - 8:51pm

    EDENTON — The second phase of the Riversound development on the Yeopim River could be required to build far fewer homes per acre than originally planned if Chowan County adopts a proposed rezoning of the property.

  • Barker House opens officially as welcome center

    By Rebecca Bunch | March 27, 2014 - 8:14am

    Enthusiastic local residents crowded into the parlor at the Barker House to take part in a ribbon cutting and reception marking the reopening of what is now officially being called the Welcome Center at the Penelope Barker House.