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  • Pilgrimage draws visitors from 14 states, Canada

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 22, 2015 - 11:28am

    The 2015 Biennial Pilgrimage was very successful, with 1,337 tickets sold, organizers said.

  • Blind Tony makes music CD

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 22, 2015 - 11:28am

    Popular local street musician Anthony “Blind Tony” Horton has just released his first all-music CD, “Tried, Tested and Still True: Songs of Faith, Praise and Adoration.”Horton, an accomplished flutist, has previously issued recordings of poetry he has written but says this is something new for him.“I saw the concept of the CD which was to use a lot of the music I had grown up hearing around my home, songs about God, salvation and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ,” he said.“I know the time we’re living in demands that we exclude much about God, the church, and especially the mention of Jesus in everyday affairs, and I know many might find it offensive, but to me it is the reason I’m still here — still standing strong, still smiling, still happy, kind and giving, and filled with joy and hope after so many disastrous situations I have faced in my life,” Horton added.

  • Commissioners begin work on 2015-16 budget

    By Reggie Ponder | April 22, 2015 - 11:28am

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session April 29 beginning at 9 a.m.

  • One year after fierce tornadoes, rebuilding goes on

    By Reggie Ponder | April 22, 2015 - 11:27am

    A year after devastating tornadoes struck Chowan and neighboring counties, destroying homes and claiming the life of a young child in Chowan, volunteers are busy helping people rebuilding their homes and their lives.

  • Schools: Leave partisan politics at the door

    By Peter Williams | April 22, 2015 - 11:27am

    The chairman of the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education has joined all five area school districts are unanimously opposed to new legislation that would require all school board members to declare a political party and run in partisan elections.

  • Chowan official jailed for 5 hours

    By Reggie Ponder | April 20, 2015 - 9:45pm

    EDENTON — A Chowan County commissioner spent nearly five hours in the county jail last week after a judge found him in contempt of a court order barring him from communicating with a local businesswoman.

  • Chowan cool to proposed wind restrictions

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By REGGIE PONDER | April 8, 2015 - 9:15pm

    EDENTON — The Chowan County Board of Commissioners Monday took no action this week on a report from the county’s Planning Board calling for much stricter regulation of wind energy facilities in the county.

  • Planning Board chairman resigns

    By Reggie Ponder | April 8, 2015 - 9:14pm

    EDENTON — The chairman of the Chowan County Planning Board will be leaving the board, but not before shepherding through a proposal to make the county’s wind energy ordinance more restrictive.

  • Electric car owners might ‘get a charge’ out of Edenton

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By Rebecca Bunch | April 8, 2015 - 9:14pm

    EDENTON — Now that spring has arrived, Edenton officials are hoping the installation of an electric car-charging station downtown will help draw more visitors who own electric cars.

  • TIP funds freeway upgrades

    By Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:30pm

    TIP funds freeway upgradesThe long-term vision of an interstate connecting Raleigh with Norfolk, Va., got a boost in the state’s draft Transportation Improvement Program with the inclusion of nearly $13 million to upgrade a stretch of U.S. 17 in Chowan County to interstate highway standards.

  • Taylor Theater building is on the market

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 6, 2015 - 1:30pm

    The building that houses the Taylor Theater is for sale.Dr.

  • School, county to talk facilities, budget

    By Rebecca Bunch 
and Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:29pm

    A much-anticipated joint meeting of the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education and Chowan County Board of Commissioners is less than two weeks away.

  • Officials zoom in on jobs, growth

    By Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:28pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners at its planning retreat March 19 agreed on several goals involving economic development, population growth and infrastructure, and took initial steps toward a five-year plan to grow and strengthen the county.

  • Schools seek alternative space

    By Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:28pm

    Chowan County and the Edenton-Chowan Schools are looking for a way to save the school district more than $40,000 a year on office rent.

  • Theater building for sale

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By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2015 - 9:12pm

    EDENTON — The historic building that houses the Taylor Theater is for sale.Dr.

  • Doctor on TV has Edenton ties

    March 27, 2015 - 6:15pm

    EdentonDoctor on TV has local tiesA doctor with a home in Edenton will be featured on an upcoming episode of “60 Minutes.” Dr.

  • Governor: Jimbo’s Jumbos adding 78 new jobs

    By Reggie Ponder | March 16, 2015 - 12:11pm

    Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday morning at the Jimbo’s Jumbos peanut processing facility that the company is creating 78 new jobs in Edenton.

  • McCrory, Kluttz rally behind historic tax credits

    By Rebecca Bunch | March 16, 2015 - 12:11pm

    Gov. Pat McCrory and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz received a warm welcome Monday afternoon as they spoke in favor of restoring the state’s historic preservation tax credits.

  • Partnership donates land for Jimbo’s Jumbos expansion

    March 16, 2015 - 12:10pm

    Gov. Pat McCrory in his address at Jimbo’s Jumbos Monday said the creation of 78 jobs in an expansion at the peanut processing plant is the result of a strong team of economic development leaders at the state and local level.

  • McCrory: Senate must act soon on incentives

    By Reggie Ponder | March 16, 2015 - 12:10pm

    Gov. Pat McCrory said during his visit in Edenton Monday that he needs the state Senate to get on board with his request for economic development incentive funding.

  • ‘Fill the Food Pantry’ raises $3,100 for kids’ food program

    By Rebecca Bunch | March 7, 2015 - 8:37pm

    A young child’s needs are simple but important. Among the most pressing of those is the need for food.

  • Holmes freshman places third in oratorical contest

    By Reggie Ponder | March 7, 2015 - 8:27pm

    Edenton’s Lindsey Britton finished third Saturday in the American Legion Division One Constitutional Oratorical Contest.

  • Commissioners: Wrap up review in 30 days

    By Reggie Ponder | March 7, 2015 - 8:26pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners on a 6-1 vote Monday set a 30-day time limit on the Chowan Planning Board’s review of the county’s wind energy ordinance.

  • Dominion upgrading local substation

    By Reggie Ponder | March 7, 2015 - 8:25pm

    Dominion North Carolina Power is upgrading its Edenton substation next to the railroad tracks along Freemason Street.

  • Edenton named Tree City USA

    From Staff Reports | March 5, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Edenton has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.