More from Chowan

  • E-Chowan: Same enrollment, fewer teachers

    By Corinne Saunders | August 18, 2014 - 9:29pm

    Editor's note: Our series on the start of the new school year next week continues with a look at the Edenton-Chowan Schools.

  • Jackson updates school board on facility improvements

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 14, 2014 - 12:51pm

    Superintendent Rob Jackson gave school board members an update on the status of capital outlay projects during their Aug. 4 monthly meeting.

  • Hospital eyes costs, revenues in wake of state budget cuts

    By Reggie Ponder | August 14, 2014 - 12:50pm

    Vidant Chowan Hospital continues to look for ways to trim expenses and grow outpatient services as it faces a tight squeeze from a second consecutive year of Medicaid reimbursement cuts in the state budget, hospital officials said this week.

  • Officials consider southern fire station possibilities

    By Reggie Ponder | August 14, 2014 - 12:50pm

    As Chowan County officials consider how to fund a fire substation that could ease insurance rates in the southern part of the county, one idea that keeps floating to the top is the prospect of a separate fire tax district for the area that would benefit from the substation.

  • Former Edenton Police Chief C. Harvey Williams dies at 78

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 14, 2014 - 12:49pm

    When former Edenton Police Chief Charles Harvey Williams Sr. died Aug. 7 at age 78 he left behind a lot of good memories in the hearts of those who worked alongside him.

  • Pasquotank woman recalls living in lighthouse

    By Reggie Ponder | August 14, 2014 - 12:48pm

    Last week’s sneak peek inside the Roanoke River Lighthouse was especially poignant for Marilyn Austin Meads.

  • Teapots and stories pour in for fall exhibition

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 14, 2014 - 12:46pm

    An appeal for area residents to loan teapots — and share the stories behind them — is drawing a strong response, organizers say.

  • Archaeologists uncover evidence of foundation at Courthouse Green

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 2, 2014 - 8:38pm

    During their first day of excavation at the Courthouse Green in Edenton, archaeologists uncovered some evidence of a possible brick foundation.

  • Students get lock on life skills

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 2, 2014 - 8:38pm

    Knowing how to quickly and easily open your locker at school is a confidence booster when you’re a brand new middle school student.

  • Hospital Foundation awards nearly $100K

    August 2, 2014 - 8:37pm

    Chowan Hospital Foundation recently awarded nine area programs nearly $100,000 in grant funds through its Community Benefits Program.

  • Asset sell-off could reduce electric bills

    August 2, 2014 - 8:37pm

    The N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy Progress have announced an agreement for the purchase of NCEMPA’s power-generating assets.

  • Legal filing postpones farmland auction

    By Reggie Ponder | August 2, 2014 - 8:36pm

    Two large tracts of land that had been slated for sale by auction Monday afternoon might not have to be sold after all.

  • Stolen pickup truck ends up in Edenton Bay

    By Reggie Ponder | July 30, 2014 - 9:48pm

    EDENTON — Authorities are investigating the theft and destruction of two pickup trucks — one that was set ablaze and another that appeared to be driven into Edenton Bay.

  • Race on for one of two E-Chowan school board seats

    By Reggie Ponder | July 25, 2014 - 9:02pm

    EDENTON — There is now a contested race for District 2, seat 1 on the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education.

  • School term change brings few filers

    By Reggie Ponder | July 22, 2014 - 9:47pm

    EDENTON — So far the shorter terms for Edenton-Chowan Board of Education members haven’t resulted in many applicants for the job — even though that was one of the stated reasons last year for making the change.

  • Chowan board adopts interim budget resolution

    By Rebecca Bunch | July 20, 2014 - 9:43pm

    EDENTON — The Edenton-Chowan School Board unanimously adopted an interim budget resolution at its July 7 meeting that will allow local public schools to continue to operate until the board can approve a final budget.

  • Lamb, Womble differ on backlog

    By Reggie Ponder | July 12, 2014 - 10:08pm

    EDENTON — The Republican incumbent district attorney and his Democratic challenger have differing views about the causes of the current backlog of criminal cases in the 1st Prosecutorial District.

  • Decision 2014: Brabble to be on sheriff’s ballot

    By Reggie Ponder | July 8, 2014 - 9:19pm

    EDENTON — Chowan County voters will have a race for sheriff this fall.

  • Community support sought for Book Bag Buddies program

    By Rebecca Bunch | July 3, 2014 - 9:42am

    With a one-year grant that funded the local Book Bag Buddies program now behind them, organizers are looking to the community for assistance.

  • Ahearn wins Martin Arts Council award

    From Staff Reports | July 3, 2014 - 9:42am

    Photographer William Francis Ahearn of Edenton has taken first place and Doward Jones Jr. has taken second and third places in the Martin County Arts Council Photography Show.

  • District Attorney Womble meets with voters in Edenton

    By Reggie Ponder | July 3, 2014 - 9:42am

    District Attorney Andy Womble told a group of supporters and interested citizens in Edenton last week that his goal always is fairness and justice.

  • Brabble in final sprint for spot on sheriff’s race ballot

    By Reggie Ponder | July 3, 2014 - 9:41am

    Tim Brabble is inching closer to his goal of being on the ballot in the sheriff’s race in November.

  • New generation celebrates first cotton bloom

    By Reggie Ponder | July 3, 2014 - 9:41am

    J.C. Forehand of Rocky Hock had this year’s first cotton bloom in Chowan County and was glad to celebrate that with his sons the way he and his father did some three decades ago.

  • Smith honored as retirement nears

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

    An evening of fun and friendship for a departing colleague greeted Superintendent Allan Smith as he attended a retirement dinner in his honor last Thursday night at White Oak Elementary School.

  • History comes to life in Revolutionary War re-enactment

    By Reggie Ponder | June 27, 2014 - 8:48pm

    The 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green sprang to life Saturday with re-enactors portraying British Redcoats and Colonial militiamen encamped on the green and periodically firing weapons and marching through military drills.