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  • Edenton chief: Not all body camera video released

    By William F. West | May 14, 2015 - 8:50pm

    EDENTON — Police Chief Jay Fortenbery believes the benefits of his department’s officers wearing body cameras far outweigh the risks and drawbacks.

  • Students: ‘Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers’

    By Reggie Ponder | May 13, 2015 - 12:20pm

    Science students from John A. Holmes High School led a discussion at Arrowhead Beach Saturday about the need to control the invasive water weed hydrilla.

  • Norris leaving for job in Florida

    By Rebecca Bunch | May 13, 2015 - 12:20pm

    Town of Edenton Public Works Director John Norris has resigned.

  • Lassiter named CMS principal

    May 13, 2015 - 12:03pm

    During a special meeting Monday, the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education approved John Lassiter to become the principal of Chowan Middle School effective July 1.

  • National Day of Prayer observance draws large crowd

    By Rebecca Bunch | May 13, 2015 - 12:03pm

    Over 50 people crowded into the historic 1767 Chowan Courthouse Thursday for a National Day of Prayer observance at noon.

  • Holiday Island observes National Day of Prayer Thursday

    May 13, 2015 - 12:02pm

    A number of people from Chowan, Perquimans and surrounding counties participated in a National Day of Prayer observance Thursday night at Holiday Island.

  • Becker portrait of retired chief justice unveiled

    By Reggie Ponder | May 13, 2015 - 12:02pm

    Edenton artist John Becker now has the unusual distinction of having painted a portrait of a N.C. Supreme Court justice that hangs in the Supreme Court Chamber.

  • Holland to perform at Music By the Bay Sunday afternoon

    By Rebecca Bunch | May 13, 2015 - 12:02pm

    This Sunday afternoon, May 17, Music By the Bay will focus on country music.

  • Mental health group forms in local community

    By Rebecca Bunch | May 13, 2015 - 12:01pm

    Local residents have formed NAMI Albemarle Region -- a new affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- to provide education, support and resources for those in need of assistance.

  • Farmers Market opens Saturday with Family Festival

    By Rebecca Bunch | May 13, 2015 - 12:01pm

    The Edenton Farmers Market will open this Saturday for the first time this season.

  • Pilgrimage draws visitors from 14 states, Canada

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 22, 2015 - 11:28am

    The 2015 Biennial Pilgrimage was very successful, with 1,337 tickets sold, organizers said.

  • Blind Tony makes music CD

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 22, 2015 - 11:28am

    Popular local street musician Anthony “Blind Tony” Horton has just released his first all-music CD, “Tried, Tested and Still True: Songs of Faith, Praise and Adoration.”Horton, an accomplished flutist, has previously issued recordings of poetry he has written but says this is something new for him.“I saw the concept of the CD which was to use a lot of the music I had grown up hearing around my home, songs about God, salvation and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ,” he said.“I know the time we’re living in demands that we exclude much about God, the church, and especially the mention of Jesus in everyday affairs, and I know many might find it offensive, but to me it is the reason I’m still here — still standing strong, still smiling, still happy, kind and giving, and filled with joy and hope after so many disastrous situations I have faced in my life,” Horton added.

  • Commissioners begin work on 2015-16 budget

    By Reggie Ponder | April 22, 2015 - 11:28am

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session April 29 beginning at 9 a.m.

  • One year after fierce tornadoes, rebuilding goes on

    By Reggie Ponder | April 22, 2015 - 11:27am

    A year after devastating tornadoes struck Chowan and neighboring counties, destroying homes and claiming the life of a young child in Chowan, volunteers are busy helping people rebuilding their homes and their lives.

  • Schools: Leave partisan politics at the door

    By Peter Williams | April 22, 2015 - 11:27am

    The chairman of the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education has joined all five area school districts are unanimously opposed to new legislation that would require all school board members to declare a political party and run in partisan elections.

  • Chowan official jailed for 5 hours

    By Reggie Ponder | April 20, 2015 - 9:45pm

    EDENTON — A Chowan County commissioner spent nearly five hours in the county jail last week after a judge found him in contempt of a court order barring him from communicating with a local businesswoman.

  • Chowan cool to proposed wind restrictions

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By REGGIE PONDER | April 8, 2015 - 9:15pm

    EDENTON — The Chowan County Board of Commissioners Monday took no action this week on a report from the county’s Planning Board calling for much stricter regulation of wind energy facilities in the county.

  • Planning Board chairman resigns

    By Reggie Ponder | April 8, 2015 - 9:14pm

    EDENTON — The chairman of the Chowan County Planning Board will be leaving the board, but not before shepherding through a proposal to make the county’s wind energy ordinance more restrictive.

  • Electric car owners might ‘get a charge’ out of Edenton

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By Rebecca Bunch | April 8, 2015 - 9:14pm

    EDENTON — Now that spring has arrived, Edenton officials are hoping the installation of an electric car-charging station downtown will help draw more visitors who own electric cars.

  • TIP funds freeway upgrades

    By Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:30pm

    TIP funds freeway upgradesThe long-term vision of an interstate connecting Raleigh with Norfolk, Va., got a boost in the state’s draft Transportation Improvement Program with the inclusion of nearly $13 million to upgrade a stretch of U.S. 17 in Chowan County to interstate highway standards.

  • Taylor Theater building is on the market

    By Rebecca Bunch | April 6, 2015 - 1:30pm

    The building that houses the Taylor Theater is for sale.Dr.

  • School, county to talk facilities, budget

    By Rebecca Bunch 
and Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:29pm

    A much-anticipated joint meeting of the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education and Chowan County Board of Commissioners is less than two weeks away.

  • Officials zoom in on jobs, growth

    By Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:28pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners at its planning retreat March 19 agreed on several goals involving economic development, population growth and infrastructure, and took initial steps toward a five-year plan to grow and strengthen the county.

  • Schools seek alternative space

    By Reggie Ponder | April 6, 2015 - 1:28pm

    Chowan County and the Edenton-Chowan Schools are looking for a way to save the school district more than $40,000 a year on office rent.

  • Theater building for sale

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By Rebecca Bunch | April 2, 2015 - 9:12pm

    EDENTON — The historic building that houses the Taylor Theater is for sale.Dr.