Edenton is dying, needs IV of prosperity
It’s been less than a year since I bought my house in Edenton. When we were looking to buy we were charmed by the old homes, downtown and the waterfront. It is a very pretty town.
But I am now seeing an ugliness that I don’t like. Armed robberies, bad behavior on the downtown streets, more and more houses for sale and jobs that are nonexistent. Ninety percent of the money I spend on food, clothing, household items home repair items, etc. is spent in Elizabeth City.
Why? Because the economy is in the tank and I need to find the best prices available. Also, some stuff I want is not available in Edenton.
Do I like driving to Elizabeth City every week or so? No, I don’t. Do I like seeing tax money and jobs go out of town? No, I don’t.
The people who run the town and set the policies for the town seem to be intent on keeping Edenton historic and pretty at the expense of all but some of the citizens. This town can still be historic and pretty and could allow some new businesses to open. The tourists need to shop and have night life and fun.
New stores would offer jobs to people who live here, and with their wages they could afford to maintain their homes, pay their bills and improve the general well-being of the town.
Edenton is dying and needs some more modern thinking before it’s too late. Here’s hoping for an IV of prosperity soon.