More from Chowan

  • Owner: Shopping center tenant ‘very close’

    December 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

    The owner of the Chowan Crossing shopping center said this week he is “very close” to finalizing a deal with a tenant for the former Farmers Foods building.

  • Edenton cops using cameras

    By William F. West | December 11, 2014 - 7:24pm

    Long before the controversial deaths of two black men at the hands of police created a public groundswell for cops to use body cameras, Edenton police officers were wearing the devices to record their interactions with citizens.

  • Citizens hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:21pm

    A small group of Chowan County residents braved bitterly cold temperatures Sunday to attend an 8 a.m. ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Community honors Judge Bean on retirement

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:20pm

    A large crowd of family, friends and colleagues converged on historic Pembroke Hall in Edenton on Thursday evening to pay tribute to retiring Judge Chris Bean.

  • Schools seek changes to rules

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:19pm

    Local school officials are hopeful that the North Carolina General Assembly will soon address what they term the “unintended consequence” of making it more difficult for school systems in the state to utilize retired teachers as substitutes.

  • Creighton appointed to economic partnership board

    December 11, 2014 - 7:19pm

    Charlie Creighton of Edenton is among the 17 business leaders from across North Carolina have been appointed to the board of directors that will oversee the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the state’s new public-private approach to creating jobs and stimulating growth.

  • Brentjens stepping down from Farmers Market post

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 11, 2014 - 7:18pm

    After five years spent helping to organize and carry out operations at the Edenton Farmers Market each Saturday morning — and a winter co-op during the months the market is closed — Vero Brentjens is bowing out.

  • Tenant for shopping center ‘very close’ to new lease

    By Reggie Ponder | December 11, 2014 - 7:17pm

    The owner of the Chowan Crossing shopping center said this week he was “very close” to finalizing a deal with a tenant for the former Farmers Foods building.

  • Local holiday shopping off to strong start

    By Reggie Ponder | December 5, 2014 - 5:26pm

    Local merchants expressed excitement over strong sales on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

  • Multi-family housing regs headed to council

    December 2, 2014 - 5:25pm

  • Sale of Hotel Hinton property on track

    December 2, 2014 - 5:25pm

    Although an informal goal of closing the sale of the Hotel Hinton property by the end of November did not come to fruition, representatives of Chowan County and SAGA Development are confident the sale will be final by the end of this month.

  • Chung to lead NC Economic Development Partnership

    December 2, 2014 - 5:24pm

    Christopher Chung, an economic development veteran who launched Missouri’s award-winning business development corporation, has been named CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, effective Jan. 12.

  • Nonprofits bristle at new tax

    By Reggie Ponder | December 2, 2014 - 5:24pm

    Rep. Bob Steinburg is meeting this week with representatives of local nonprofits to discuss their concerns about an amusement tax that takes effect Jan. 1The Chowan County Republican told the Chowan Herald he understands that nonprofits have concerns about the tax, but he said it needed to be understood in the larger context of tax reform and the eventual elimination of the state income tax.

  • Smith elected chairman of board of commissioners

    By Reggie Ponder | December 2, 2014 - 5:24pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners elected Jeff Smith as the board’s chairman during the annual organizational meeting Monday night.

  • Vidant Chowan eyes leadership change

    By Reggie Ponder | November 26, 2014 - 8:22pm

    EDENTON — A leadership change at Vidant Chowan Hospital is part of a systemwide reorganization within Vidant Health aimed at continuing its recent emphasis on outpatient services and community health, according to local hospital officials.

  • Community remembers, honors fallen heroes of Vietnam

    By Reggie Ponder | November 23, 2014 - 10:15pm

    Retired Army Chaplain Corbin Lee Cherry told those who attended a Vietnam Veterans memorial ceremony in Edenton Saturday that their attendance was a way of being there both for those who died in Vietnam and those who returned home.

  • Agencies mix, mingle, learn about each other’s roles

    From Staff Reports | November 10, 2014 - 1:51pm

    The Albemarle Area Agency Mixer on Oct. 27 gave representatives of different agencies that work with children the opportunity to get to know each other and learn more about what the other agencies do.

  • Fannie A. Parker Woman’s Club celebrates 69th year

    By Rebecca Bunch | November 6, 2014 - 2:01pm

    Members of the Fannie A. Parker Woman’s Club and invited guests gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the club’s 69th anniversary.

  • DAR Tea Party Chapter to honor Vietnam Veterans Nov. 15

    By Sandra Lancaster Sperry | November 6, 2014 - 1:57pm

    The Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by the U. S. Department of Defense is underway.

  • Letter: Do not be fooled on school funding

    November 6, 2014 - 1:56pm

    Dear Editor,As usual, I find myself reacting to something Rich Halbert published in your paper with astonishment, but not surprise. Mr.

  • Letter: Thanks for assistance on aging seminar

    November 6, 2014 - 1:54pm

    Dear Editor,As chair of the recent five-part “Seize the Day” seminar on successful aging, the planning committee and I would like to acknowledge the widespread community support we received.

  • Letter: ‘Black Jesus’ comedy show is sacrilege

    November 6, 2014 - 1:53pm

    I went to Greenville to a doctor’s appointment, and coming home we stopped at a restaurant for lunch.

  • Reggie Ponder: The difference that coaches make

    November 6, 2014 - 1:52pm

    Coaches make a big difference in the lives of young people.

  • Women urged to care for themselves

    By Rebecca Bunch | November 6, 2014 - 1:51pm

    A women’s conference designed to encourage women to value and take care of themselves as well as others was held Saturday morning at Albemarle Baptist Church in Edenton.

  • Appraiser hired for Commission building

    By Rebecca Bunch | November 6, 2014 - 1:50pm

    Edenton town officials have hired a Greenville-based firm for the appraisal of the waterfront building that formerly housed the Northeast Commission.