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The West Queen Street bridge over Pembroke Creek in Edenton could soon be renamed to honor late Edenton Police Chief John D. Parrish, following a unanimous vote of support from town council.

Adams Publishing Group on Tuesday announced Robin Quillon will retire as its regional president in eastern North Carolina effective Aug. 31.

JWF Industries’ newest venture in Rocky Hock drew quite a prominent crowd during the official ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Cheri Beasley made a campaign stop in Chowan County last Wednesday, meeting with a group of residents in downtown Edenton.

Sports Stories

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I remember being able to enjoy coach fights without fear that it could somehow turn deadly. That’s exactly what happened last week in Texas when a youth football coach was shot and killed by an opposing coach.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

Tis’ the season for cautious optimism. Others refer to it as football season, but they aren’t fans of the Tar Heels and Dolphins.

TARBORO - Four wins in 13 regular-season games against the Tarboro River Bandits, 1-6 in Tarboro’s stadium, nine of their 11 losses overall this summer to the River Bandits; None of that mattered for the Edenton Steamers Saturday night in the Premier Collegiate League championship game.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

In a world seemingly filled with disappointment at times, I will often go to the sports section of the newspaper to rejoice in the accomplishments of others and enjoy some positive news. If you do the same I want to apologize in advance, this isn’t our week.

Opinion Stories

Lib Speaks with Lib Campbell

The two books of my summer reading paint a picture of America that is both unsettling and understandable.

Milot's Musings with Claude Milot

The Stasi, East Germany’s secret police, employed 102,000 agents to control a population of 17 million. Its sole function was to keep the Communist party in power.

Most Citizens believe that it is the responsibility of the police to keep their neighborhoods safe. They do not understand that citizens and the police have active roles in ensuring such a safe community. Citizens can be their neighborhoods’ eyes and ears, while the officers are responsible …

My daughter gave me an unusual present for my last birthday. It is the first gift I ever received that involves work on my part.

One-on-One with D.G. Martin

Was “Where the Crawdads Sing” set in North Carolina — as both the book and movie assert — and where, according to her publisher, the author Delia Owens now lives?

Feature Stories

Over 950 backpacks stuffed with school supplies were handed out during the annual Back to School Bash on the lawn of John A. Holmes High School this past Saturday.

Check it Out with Jared Jacavone

As our summer programming has come to an end and we prepare for the school year, we have collected all the data for our Summer Reading Program.

When Billy and Mary Nixon saw a need both foreign and domestic, they decided to take action right here in Chowan County.

Meditating on His Word with Sylvia Hughes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, b…