More from Chowan

  • Sheriff: House where man killed in 2013 set afire

    February 5, 2016 - 1:55pm

    EDENTON — The house where a Chowan County man was shot to death more than two years ago was destroyed by fire Thursday night and one of the dead man’s close friends has been charged with setting the blaze.

  • Chowan manslaughter trial heads to jury

    By William F. West | January 25, 2016 - 10:01pm

    EDENTON — Josh Byrum took the witness stand in his own defense Monday afternoon and said he feared for his and his younger brother’s life in the midst of an altercation at his residence when he fatally shot 21-year-old Dylan Burton a few days before Christmas 2013.

  • Planners back solar farm plan

    January 13, 2016 - 7:35pm

    A request to locate a 5-megawatt solar farm within Edenton’s extraterritorial jurisdiction passed muster with the town’s planning board last week.

  • Fuel stop dooms man wanted in robbery

    By Barry Ward | January 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

    EDENTON — An Edenton man was arrested Friday night in Bertie County after allegedly committing armed robbery at a Chowan County business, stealing the clerk’s car and stopping at a gas station in Windsor to fill up.

  • Agencies seek to avoid involuntary commitments

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 16, 2015 - 5:23pm

    A conversation between agencies involved in the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill in Chowan County is helping to create a road map for helping them avoid that fate.

  • County official backs recording of meetings

    By Reggie Ponder | December 16, 2015 - 5:23pm

    A member of the Chowan County Board of Commissioners has endorsed a citizen’s push to record the board’s meetings and provide public access to the recordings in the interest of transparency.

  • Panel backs tighter setbacks in wind rule

    By Peter Williams | December 16, 2015 - 5:23pm

    The Perquimans County Planning Board is recommending tighter restrictions on wind power facilities, but not the one-mile setbacks that some opponents want.

  • Fabric pottery items are decorative, durable

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 16, 2015 - 5:22pm

    Four years ago Priscilla Gazey and her husband were living in Arizona.

  • Owens shares some of the secrets of her art

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 16, 2015 - 5:22pm

    A large crowd turned out Dec. 10 for the Chowan Arts Council’s opening reception for silkscreen scarf designer and artist Susan Owens.

  • Holiday readings add literary depth to tour weekend

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 16, 2015 - 5:22pm

    Chowan Arts Council Executive Director Holly Kubick says the nonprofit was glad to be able to host several holiday-related readings during this past weekend’s Christmas Candlelight Tour.

  • Community honors veterans in weekend ceremony

    By Reggie Ponder | December 16, 2015 - 5:21pm

    About 100 people gathered at Beaver Hill Cemetery in Edenton Saturday to honor military veterans in the Wreaths Across America ceremony.

  • Small Business Saturday a big hit for all

    December 7, 2015 - 9:16pm

  • Missing woman’s family seeks help from nonprofit

    By Peter Williams | December 7, 2015 - 9:16pm

    The family of a woman missing since May has enlisted the help of a national volunteer agency.

  • Mobile Crisis offers alternative in mental health emergencies

    By Rebecca Bunch | December 7, 2015 - 9:15pm

    A new initiative in Chowan County is improving access to care for people suffering from mental illness.

  • Black Friday a success for merchants, shoppers

    By Reggie Ponder | December 7, 2015 - 9:15pm

    Local merchants experienced a successful Black Friday. The major shopping promotion also was a hit with shoppers.

  • Leary on board as field crops extension agent

    By Reggie Ponder | December 7, 2015 - 9:15pm

    Chowan County has a new agricultural extension agent.

  • John A. Holmes tightens security after rumors

    By Reggie Ponder | December 3, 2015 - 10:00pm

    EDENTON — Rumors about an escalation of violence following a fight between two students prompted officials at John A. Holmes High School to request a law enforcement presence at the school on Thursday.

  • Chowan official moves to Washington

    November 28, 2015 - 4:52pm

    EdentonChowan official moves to WashingtonWillie M. Carawan who has been Chowan County’s finance officer since May 2013, is slated to take the reins as manager in Washington County Jan. 4.

  • 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.