June 13, 2018

EDENTON — Chowan commissioners were set to review next year’s proposed county budget on Wednesday, a spending plan that could raise the county property tax by 3.5 cents. 

The $17.5 million proposed budget represents a $552,099 spending increase from the current year’s budget…

June 11, 2018

EDENTON — The bleachers were packed when Lindsey Huntress Britton gave the valedictorian address on Saturday at the John A. Holmes High School stadium.


May 16, 2018

Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins paid Chowan County a visit last week to have tea with students at White Oak Elementary.

Truly, the beauty queen's uplifting presence comes complete with a Disney song is a joy to behold as she smiles, interacts with the students during the Tea for Two, a mother-…

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May 16, 2018

Now that the votes have been cast and the political campaign signs are beginning to fade, maybe its time to offer a few post mortem observations about the Republican primary for NC Senate race for District 1 – one of the hottest in the state.

Our own Bob Steinburg soundly defeated Clark…

May 10, 2018

Pete Manning’s life was dedicated to a noble aim – publishing the Chowan Herald.

“You’ve got to want to do this kind of work – it can be hard let me tell you – but I enjoyed the work and serving the community,” said Manning who retired in 2002.

For 54 years,…

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May 01, 2018

EDENTON — Paul Waff, who died Sunday, is being remembered by Chowan County officials, friends and citizens as a visionary businessman and generous and effective community leader.

Waff, president of Waff Contracting, died at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after suffering a stroke while…


April 06, 2018

EDENTON — A 17-year veteran of the Rocky Mount Police Department is the new police chief in Edenton.

Edenton Town Manager Anne-Marie Knighton announced Friday that Henry King Jr. has been hired to succeed former chief Jay Fortenbery who recently retired.

King, a captain in the Rocky Mount…

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April 04, 2018

Per coverage of Monday's Chowan County Commission meeting...

The Editor's family is moving Edenton, so they needed to transport their canoe to town from Rocky Hock.

Instead of loading a long canoe atop a compact car, why not canoe the Chowan River to Edenton Bay?

Epic voyage, right?

The Editor and…

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March 28, 2018

Being that it is the week of Easter, thoughts of the Carpenter come to mind.

As Jesus repairs and preserves souls, maybe give James Tyler a tip of the hat too for restoring old homes through his carpentry skills. A long lost home that once sat derelict for many years in Gates County is being…

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March 21, 2018

EDENTON — Edenton Town Council signed off last week on the sale of the Conger Building to a Raleigh developer, ending more than a year of debate over the proposed transaction.

Council voted 4-1 to adopt a resolution supporting the town’s sale of the building, also known as the former…

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