More from Chowan

  • Chowan County has Lost Colony mystery connection

    By Rebecca Bunch | October 31, 2015 - 8:03pm

    While the authenticity of the Eleanor Dare Stone has not yet been conclusively proven, Fred Willard, director of the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, and associates like Edenton native Phil McMullan, who now lives in Hertford, are open to the possibility.

  • Play commemorates anniversary of Tea Party

    By Rebecca Bunch | October 14, 2015 - 4:40pm

    History with a bit of humor is director and playwright Carolyn Pastorek’s take on her newest production, “A Question of Time,” which will be presented later this month in celebration of the 241st anniversary of the Edenton Tea Party.

  • Pirate encampment is big hit with visitors

    By Rebecca Bunch | October 14, 2015 - 4:40pm

    Capt. De’vil and his pirates attracted quite a bit of attention over the weekend as they manned a pirate encampment on the Courthouse Green.

  • Ghost Walk promises thrills, chills and history

    By Rebecca Bunch | October 14, 2015 - 4:39pm

    Prepare to be scared while attending this weekend’s third annual Historic Edenton Ghost Walk set in the Edenton Cotton Mill Village.

  • Resident calls for wind energy moratorium

    By Reggie Ponder | October 14, 2015 - 4:39pm

    A citizen asked the Chowan County Board of Commissioners last week to follow the Perquimans commissioners in imposing a moratorium on the development of large-scale wind energy facilities.

  • Panel to mull future of former DF Walker School

    By Reggie Ponder | October 14, 2015 - 4:39pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners is forming a task force to look for a way to save the former D.F. Walker School building.

  • Expanded permit requirements eyed

    By Reggie Ponder | October 14, 2015 - 4:38pm

    Developing a dollar store or similar business in Chowan County’s commercial zoning districts soon could become a bit more challenging.

  • Chairman defends, praises work of county staff

    By Reggie Ponder | October 14, 2015 - 4:37pm

    The chairman of the Chowan County Board of Commissioners last week made the strongest statement yet against citizens making harsh and sarcastic comments about county staff at public meetings.“Don’t go after the staff,” Chairman Jeff Smith said at the commissioners’ Oct. 7 meeting.

  • Wet weather spell damages local crops

    By Reggie Ponder | October 14, 2015 - 4:37pm

    Chowan County soybean, peanut and cotton crops all have seen some damage due to extremely wet weather, according to an area field crops specialist.“The peanuts are hurt some but I don’t think a tremendous amount,” said Paul Smith, an area field crops specialist with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service who is based out of Gates County.

  • County authorizes money for repairs

    By Reggie Ponder | October 14, 2015 - 4:37pm

    The Chowan County Board of Commissioners voted last week to authorize $100,000 worth of long-awaited upgrades to county buildings.

  • Faith builds a house in storm’s aftermath

    By Reggie Ponder | September 27, 2015 - 8:20pm

    When Leonidas Parker of the Chapanoke community in Perquimans County first heard that a group of people he had never met wanted to build a house for him, it sounded too good to be true.

  • New state preservation tax credit adopted

    By Reggie Ponder | September 27, 2015 - 8:20pm

    A revamped historic preservation tax credit program adopted last week by the General Assembly promises to be a shot in the arm for local and regional projects.

  • Sackrison back as president of hospital

    By Reggie Ponder | September 27, 2015 - 8:19pm

    Jeffrey Sackrison, longtime president of Vidant Chowan and Vidant Bertie hospitals, is back in that role following a restructuring at Vidant Health.

  • Public arts project in the works for community

    September 2, 2015 - 8:44pm

    Access to the arts and cultural activities within a town have long been tied to high quality of life and a strong economy.

  • Arts Council event seeks to recruit new members

    By Rebecca Bunch | September 2, 2015 - 8:44pm

    Current members of the Chowan Arts Council — and those interested in signing up to become members — are invited to attend a Porch and Parlor Picnic at the Inner Banks Inn Sept. 13 from 2-5 p.m.

  • Armchair Traveler visits British Isles, Ireland

    By Rebecca Bunch | September 2, 2015 - 8:43pm

    Locals have often heard Edenton referred to as the “towne on Queen’s Creek”. And they as well as visitors may have seen the portrait of the British monarch that hangs in the historic 1767 Chowan Courthouse.

  • Evans plans Sept. 11 remembrance program

    By Rebecca Bunch | September 2, 2015 - 8:43pm

    In the aftermath of 9/11 in 2001 retired Center Hill fire chief Leon Evans wanted to do something to pay tribute to the first responders who lost their lives trying to save others caught up in the horrendous events of that day.

  • Panel backs revised wind energy amendment

    By Reggie Ponder | September 2, 2015 - 8:43pm

    The Chowan County Planning Board last week recommended a text amendment to the county’s wind energy ordinance that adds stricter regulations but does not include the one-mile setback and other specifics from the board’s April proposal.

  • Schools maintain teacher assistants

    By Rebecca Bunch | September 2, 2015 - 8:42pm

    Officials in the Edenton-Chowan Schools say they have no plans at this time to cut jobs — preferring instead to wait and see the finalized budget adopted by the N.C. General Assembly.

  • Musicians muster to support Parker

    By Rebecca Bunch | September 2, 2015 - 8:42pm

    Saturday night in downtown Edenton was all about Martin Parker.

  • Town plans to lower electric rates

    By Rebecca Bunch | September 2, 2015 - 8:42pm

    Town of Edenton utility customers can expect to see a decrease in their electric bills starting in October, according to town officials.

  • All E-Chowan schools start year with new principals

    By Corinne Saunders | August 18, 2015 - 8:07pm

    EDENTON—When Edenton-Chowan students return for the new school year on Monday, they’ll all be greeted by new top administrators.

  • Area lawmakers address teacher pay, assistants

By REGGIE PONDER | August 14, 2015 - 7:56pm

    EDENTON — Two state legislators who represent Chowan County mentioned teacher pay and support for teacher aides in remarks at a back-to-school convocation Friday for public school teachers and staff.“Those who can, do; but those who do it best, teach,” Sen.

  • Historical novel adds to aura of Lighthouse Day

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 7:21pm

    Visitors to the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse on the downtown Edenton waterfront on National Lighthouse Day had the opportunity to meet someone who shares their interest — Kathryn Louise Wood, author of “Sea Snow: The Gentle Haunting of a 19th Century Lighthouse.”Wood was on hand to sell and sign copies of her book and to talk with visitors about their shared passion for lighthouses.

  • Former lighthouse resident returns for tour

    By Reggie Ponder | August 11, 2015 - 7:21pm

    Friday was a memorable day for Robert White.