More from Chowan

  • 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.

  • Homecoming: Young missionary home on furlough

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 25, 2015 - 8:29pm

    After serving as a missionary in Cameroon, Africa, since October 2013, Holly Emmerich has returned to Edenton on furlough to spend time with family and friends.

  • Town adopts budget with 1.5-cent tax hike

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 24, 2015 - 9:08pm

    The town council in a split vote Monday night approved the town’s proposed 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.

  • Officials float idea of different deer season

    By Reggie Ponder | June 24, 2015 - 9:07pm

    A group of deer specialists from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission told a gathering of deer hunters last Wednesday that it might be time to reconsider the deer seasons in North Carolina.

  • County adopts budget with 2.5-cent tax hike

    By Reggie Ponder | June 24, 2015 - 9:07pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners Monday night settled on a 2015-2016 county budget that raises the property tax 2.5 cents, with one-half cent of the increase earmarked for public school operations and the rest for county departmental services.

  • Bowers to lead alternative learning, early college

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2015 - 7:15pm

    D.F. Walker Elementary Principal Jamie Bowers has been tapped to head early college and alternative learning programs as local school officials bear down on the goal of eliminating dropouts.

  • Farm Fest crowd enjoys learning about farm life

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2015 - 7:09pm

    Saturday’s Heritage Farm Fest drew an estimated 1,200 visitors to the grounds around John A. Holmes High School, organizers say.

  • Council opts for greater oversight on infrastructure

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2015 - 7:07pm

    Council opts for greater oversight on infrastructureA frank discussion held at a town budget work session last Thursday has prompted the town to implement changes that it hopes will lead to better communication between town staff and the town council.

  • Staff reassigned for next school year

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2015 - 7:07pm

    All four of Chowan County’s schools will have new principals for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Budget: Schools hope for best, prepare for worst

    By Reggie Ponder | June 10, 2015 - 7:07pm

    Budget: Schools hope for best, prepare for worstThe local school system is bracing for a tough budget year.

  • Palm: A daunting task, but a strong team

    By Reggie Ponder | June 10, 2015 - 7:07pm

    Frank Palm views education in Chowan County with what might be called chastened optimism.

  • Youth pastors urge Class of 2015 to faith and love

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2015 - 7:06pm

    Two local youth pastors used the Apostle Paul’s letters to Timothy during their remarks to members of the John A. Holmes High School Class of 2015 on Sunday evening.

  • Albemarle Urgent Care filling health care niche

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2015 - 7:06pm

    Albemarle Urgent Care, Inc. opened its doors in Edenton with a ribbon cutting on June 1 hosted by the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce.

  • Town weighs water treatment options

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 8, 2015 - 1:24pm

    Public Works Director John Norris briefed the town council during its May 25 work session on options that would allow the town to reduce the level of Trihalomethanes in its water distribution system.

  • Town mulls tax hike to cover revenue loss

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 8, 2015 - 1:24pm

    Town Manager Anne-Marie Knighton says the town’s loss of privilege tax revenue due to legislative action has left her with no other option than to recommend a 1.5-cent increase in the property tax rate.

  • Cuts loom as county eyes two-cent tax hike

    By Reggie Ponder | June 8, 2015 - 1:23pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing June 15 on a recommended 2015-2016 budget that includes a six-cent increase in the property tax rate.

  • Colleagues: No action needed on Winborne legal dispute

    By Reggie Ponder | June 4, 2015 - 8:32pm

    EDENTON — Chowan County commissioners say they plan to take no action in response to fellow Commissioner Emmett Winborne’s recent legal troubles with a woman who’s accused him of threatening to use his position to close down her business.

  • Chowan deeds office to relocate

    June 4, 2015 - 6:38pm

    EdentonChowan deeds office to relocateThe Chowan Board of Commissioners Monday approved the temporary relocation of the Register of Deeds Office for June 11 and 12 — and if necessary, June 15 — while the heating and air system is repaired.

  • Chaplain honors fallen, calls on citizens to serve country

    By Reggie Ponder | May 26, 2015 - 8:54pm

    Retired Army Chaplain Corbin Cherry told the crowd assembled for Chowan County’s Memorial Day observance Monday that Americans need to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and also do their own part to keep freedom alive. “We all need to be reminded again and again what days like this in our year’s calendar stand for,” said Cherry, a Perquimans County native who served as a chaplain during and after the Vietnam War. “There’s nothing trite, there’s nothing trivial, about this day.

  • Steamers home opener Wednesday

    By Reggie Ponder | May 26, 2015 - 8:53pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners is looking to change health insurance providers in the 2015-2016 fiscal year in order to save some $180,000 in costs.

  • Town exploring options for health coverage

    By Rebecca Bunch | May 26, 2015 - 8:52pm

    With the Town of Edenton facing an annual rate increase of just over 25 percent for employee health insurance premiums with its carrier, the NC League of Municipalities, the town council is exploring other possible options.