More from Chowan

  • All E-Chowan schools start year with new principals

    By Corinne Saunders | August 18, 2015 - 9:07pm

    EDENTON—When Edenton-Chowan students return for the new school year on Monday, they’ll all be greeted by new top administrators.

  • Area lawmakers address teacher pay, assistants

By REGGIE PONDER | August 14, 2015 - 8:56pm

    EDENTON — Two state legislators who represent Chowan County mentioned teacher pay and support for teacher aides in remarks at a back-to-school convocation Friday for public school teachers and staff.“Those who can, do; but those who do it best, teach,” Sen.

  • Historical novel adds to aura of Lighthouse Day

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:21pm

    Visitors to the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse on the downtown Edenton waterfront on National Lighthouse Day had the opportunity to meet someone who shares their interest — Kathryn Louise Wood, author of “Sea Snow: The Gentle Haunting of a 19th Century Lighthouse.”Wood was on hand to sell and sign copies of her book and to talk with visitors about their shared passion for lighthouses.

  • Former lighthouse resident returns for tour

    By Reggie Ponder | August 11, 2015 - 8:21pm

    Friday was a memorable day for Robert White.

  • Lawrence returns to Chowan Golf and Country Club

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:20pm

    Monday morning for the first time in eight years Buddy Lawrence walked back into the Chowan Golf and Country Club as its general manager and golf pro.“I’m glad to be back,” he said enthusiastically when asked how he felt about returning to a job he held for 16 years, from 1991 to 2007.

  • Flower business blossoming through Soda Shoppe

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:17pm

    If you’ve been in the Soda Shoppe in downtown Edenton recently, a large silver bucket of beautiful, fresh cut flowers may have caught your eye.

  • Tax credit still in play

    By Reggie Ponder | August 11, 2015 - 8:16pm

    A revised version of the state’s historic preservation tax credit is expected to be back on the table this week as House and Senate lawmakers work to forge a budget agreement, according to Rep.

  • Staff begins work on school capital projects

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:16pm

    The Edenton-Chowan Schools maintenance staff is installing two new heating and cooling units for the gym and locker room at Chowan Middle School to replace non-functioning units at the site.

  • Lighthouse proves it’s worthy tourism draw

    By Reggie Ponder | August 11, 2015 - 8:15pm

    More than 200 people took advantage of free tours of the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse Friday for National Lighthouse Day.

  • Deal final, town to revisit electric rates

    By Rebecca Bunch 
and Jon Hawley | August 11, 2015 - 8:15pm

    The Edenton Town Council could vote to reduce the town’s retail electric rates as early as next month.

  • Kalbach stresses airport’s economic value

    By Reggie Ponder | August 11, 2015 - 8:15pm

    Jim Kalbach’s pride in the Northeastern Regional Airport was on full display in the talk he gave Monday night as part of the Harry Rosenblatt Lecture Series at the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library.

  • Substitute policies remain unchanged for now

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:14pm

    Based on a recommendation from Superintendent Rob Jackson the school board decided at its Aug. 4 monthly meeting to leave current policies pertaining to substitute teachers in place.“Certainly, we’d like to continue looking at this,” Jackson said at the conclusion of a report he and Michelle Maddox, director of human resources for the school system, gave at the meeting.

  • New assistant principal joins team at CMS

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:14pm

    Chowan County native Brenda Pate has been named a new assistant principal at Chowan Middle School.

  • Schools to host district meeting of board association

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:14pm

    The Edenton-Chowan school system will have a chance to shine as it hosts a district meeting of the North Carolina School Board Association on Sept. 9 at D.F. Walker Elementary School.

  • School officials meet with charter school parents

    By Rebecca Bunch 
and Reggie Ponder | August 6, 2015 - 8:55pm

    A handful of parents whose children are scheduled to attend the charter school in Elizabeth City this fall took Superintendent Rob Jackson up on his offer to meet with him before that happens.

  • Farmers Market group launches Wednesday market

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 6, 2015 - 8:50pm

    The first ever Wednesday Farmers Market drew more than 200 visitors on July 29, delighting market officials.

  • COA announces new dean for Edenton-Chowan Campus

    By Reggie Ponder | August 6, 2015 - 8:49pm

    College of The Albemarle’s 2012 Teacher of the Year has been tapped to head the college’s Edenton-Chowan Campus.

  • Native son returns to practice medicine in Edenton

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 6, 2015 - 8:48pm

    When Dr. Earic Bonner opens his new internal medicine practice in Edenton next month, he will have one advantage some of his colleagues haven’t — being a native of the community.

  • Comfortable chair at Barker House has rich history

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 6, 2015 - 8:47pm

    An heirloom chair dating back to the 1800s has been providing a comfortable place to sit in the parlor at the Penelope Barker House for decades, thanks to an agreement between it and another historic site, the Cupola House.

  • Tanis talks writing with brunch crowd at library

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 6, 2015 - 8:46pm

    Author David Tanis offered common sense advice to those interested in a writing career during the first ever “Brunch with an Author” held Saturday morning at the Shepard-Pruden Library.

  • Archaeologists’ work may be linked to Lost Colony

    July 21, 2015 - 9:32pm

    EDENTON — Reports of archaeological crews being hard at work on a rural site in Chowan County have fueled speculation that the research could be related to a decades-old find of a stone purporting to describe the untimely death of “Lost Colony” child Virginia Dare and her father.

  • E-Chowan schools to charge $65 driver ed this year

    By Rebecca Bunch | July 16, 2015 - 7:18pm

    EDENTON — The Edenton-Chowan school board has agreed to start charging a $65 fee for students who take driver education training during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Edenton neighborhood redevelopment OK’d

    July 16, 2015 - 5:40pm

    EdentonNeighborhood redevelopment OK’d Edenton Town Council recently approved plans to fix blight in the North Oakum Street and Moseley Street neighborhoods.

  • Civitas joins Chowan wind debate

    By Reggie Ponder | July 7, 2015 - 9:50pm

    EDENTON — A right-leaning nonpartisan policy institute says it’s advising a group of Chowan County residents who believe their county’s current wind turbine ordinance does not adequately address health and safety concerns or property rights.

  • Tyrrell man gets life in ’07 shooting of estranged wife

    June 29, 2015 - 8:29pm

    EDENTON — A Tyrrell County man will serve life in prison without parole after pleading guilty last week to first-degree murder in the 2007 shooting death of his estranged wife in Edenton.