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June 23, 2017

 

Two teens from Shawboro brought home six fluffy baby turkeys in June with one goal in mind. Madisyn and Brooke DeCant want their poults to grow big -- and fast.

With about four months until the N.C. State Fair, the DeCant sisters are feeding and watering their flock in hopes of raising…


Film: Chemist fights bigotry to find medical breakthrough

June 21, 2017

This Sunday Museum of the Albemarle will be showing the NOVA documentary “Forgotten Genius: Percy Julian,” the story of a chemist at a Midwestern paint company that made a startling discovery, one that could improve the health of millions of people.

The showing takes place at…


Blaze to glaze: Potter builds backyard wood-fired kiln

June 21, 2017

 

There's not many places around the Albemarle where you can stoke a wood fire this hot.

A new kiln being built by local potter John Peel will reach a sizzling 2,300 degrees F. -- hot enough to melt aluminum, copper, even cast iron.

Firing clay pots in the blazing inferno unleashes some…


Edenton-Chowan Schools: Albemarle Sounds presents $1K check for music programs

June 20, 2017

The Albemarle Sounds choral group presented checks totaling $1,000 to Edenton-Chowan Schools music teachers Carolynn O’Kelley, choral music teacher at Chowan Middle School and Justin Smith, choral music teacher at John A. Holmes High School. The funds were donated from the members of the…