More from Chowan

  • 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.

  • Town approves budget, tax hike

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 27, 2014 - 8:48pm

    The town council voted 4-2 to approve an amended budget ordinance for fiscal year 2014-2015 that would raise the tax rate 3.71 cents above the revenue-neutral rate, rather than the previously proposed 5.71 cents.

  • Reggie Ponder: Looking at Walmart one more time

    June 27, 2014 - 8:47pm

    The Edenton-Chowan Partnership on Monday informed local officials and the Chowan Herald that Walmart had indicated it has no plans at this time to continue looking at a store location in Edenton.

  • Open Door Church collects books for children

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 27, 2014 - 8:47pm

    A collaboration between Open Door Church and White Oak Elementary School will kick start the school’s new Summer Santa program into high gear.

  • Independence Day festivities right around the corner

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 27, 2014 - 8:46pm

    A fast-paced fireworks show will be the highlight of the Chowan-Edenton Optimist Club’s Fabulous Fourth of July celebration at Colonial Park on the downtown waterfront.

  • County approves budget with 1.5-cent increase in tax rate

    By Reggie Ponder | June 27, 2014 - 8:46pm

    Chowan County officials adopted a 2014-2015 budget Monday that increases the property tax rate by one and a half cents but will mean a lower tax bill for most county taxpayers.

  • Program helps women with job readiness

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 27, 2014 - 8:45pm

    A faith-based initiative new to Chowan County aims to help women of all ages overcome life challenges that may be preventing them from finding work.

  • Bike rodeo start of sheriff’s safety push

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 27, 2014 - 8:44pm

    The first-ever Bike Rodeo hosted Saturday by the Chowan County Sheriff’s Office may have drawn less than a dozen participants, but that didn’t discourage those who organized the event.“It’s a start,” said Deputy Ricky Winebarger. “We are looking forward to growing next year.”Partnerships will be part of helping the event grow.

  • Chowan board OKs budget

    By Reggie Ponder | June 25, 2014 - 9:41pm

    EDENTON — Chowan commissioners adopted a county budget Monday that increases the property tax rate by one and a half cents but will mean a lower tax bill for most county taxpayers.

  • Grants awarded to nonprofits in Edenton

    June 12, 2014 - 9:38pm

    Grants awarded to nonprofits A recent $5,000 contribution to the Boys and Girls Club was the largest one-time donation ever by the Chowan Community Funds Foundation.

  • E-C Partnership extends helping hand to Walmart

    By Reggie Ponder | June 10, 2014 - 9:19pm

    Local economic development officials are prepared to offer a helping hand to Walmart — especially in the form of information and analysis — as the retail giant mulls a possible store location in Chowan County.

  • Local group mulls county teacherage

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2014 - 9:19pm

    The school board unanimously passed a motion at its June 2 meeting to endorse a plan that could lead to the establishment of a teacherage in Chowan County by the Edenton-Chowan Education Foundation.

  • Farmer’s Foods store closing

    June 10, 2014 - 9:19pm

    The new Outpatient Services Center at Vidant Chowan Hospital will open on June 16. The date in last week’s article was incorrect.

  • Community raising $200K for Boys & Girls Club

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 10, 2014 - 9:18pm

    About 100 people attending a Be Great Breakfast on Thursday morning benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Edenton/Chowan County found out firsthand why their presence meant so much.

  • Movie magic turns Edenton into New Bern: Town backdrop for Civil War film

    By Rebecca Bunch | June 2, 2014 - 9:50pm

    EDENTON — Historic Edenton briefly became its sister waterfront town New Bern on Monday, serving as a backdrop for an independent film inspired by entries from the pages of a Union soldier’s Civil War diaries.