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Woman found murdered in Chowan County

CHOWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An Edenton woman was found shot to death late last night in Chowan County. Sheriff “Scooter” Basnight said they received the call of a shooting just before midnight on Highway 32 just north of Greenhall Road. Lakita Morring died as a result of...
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Edenton man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on fentanyl, gun charges

EDENTON, Chowan County — An Edenton man was sentenced in court in New Bern to 7.5 years in prison on fentanyl distribution and possession of a firearm charges. Rayshawn Lamont Anthony pled guilty to those charges. According to court documents, Anthony, 30, was found by police walking down the...
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Animal Cruelty Charges Against Windsor Resident

The standalone smart refrigerators will offer 24/7 access to prepared family meals, snacks and desserts. A historic tabernacle is stolen from a New York City church. Downed power lines in Wilson following early morning storm.

Futrell savors chance to serve

MURFREESBORO – Between ensuring that vendors were well taken care of, assisting with set-up for the afternoon program and greeting people attending the town’s Juneteenth festival on June 18, Murfreesboro’s newest Town Council member found time to grant an impromptu interview. James B. “BJ” Futrell, who is...

Firework show set for Sunday

The Windsor-Bertie Chamber of Commerce and the town of Windsor are excited to be hosting this year’s annual Freedom Fireworks event on July 3rd starting at 5:00 pm at the Roanoke-Cashie River Center. This year the event is back and better than ever with an exciting lineup of musicians and vendors wrapping up with fireworks at night. This year’s entertainment begins at 5 p.m., when people near and far converge at the river center and are able to walk through the exhibits to learn about...

Librarian Finlay bids farewell to Chowan, Shepard-Pruden

EDENTON — Chowan County Librarian Jennifer Finlay bid adieu to Edenton and the Shepard-Pruden Library on May 17. After nine years at Edenton’s library, Finlay accepted a position with New Hanover County Public Library in Wilmington. Taking the new position was “the hardest decision of my life,” she said at the time. A celebration was held to honor Finlay and her dedication to Chowan County on May 17 at Shepard-Pruden. ...

Chowan sheriff, SBI investigating fatal shooting of woman

EDENTON — The Chowan County Sheriff's Office and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the shooting death of a Chowan woman Tuesday night. The sheriff's office said in a press release that it received emergency calls of a shooting incident shortly before midnight on N.C. Highway 32, just north of Greenhall Road. The release identified Lakita Morring, of Edenton, as the victim of the shooting and said she died as a result of her injuries. The press release didn't contain further details, only that Morring's shooting is being investigated by both the sheriff's office and SBI. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about Morring's shooting to call either the department at 252-482-8484, the department's anonymous tip line at 252-482-5100, or the SBI at 919-662-4500.

Honorable visit: Chief justice tours Newbold-White House

The chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court continued his tour of the state’s 100 county courthouses last week by visiting the Perquimans County Courthouse in Hertford. But prior to going, Chief Justice Paul Newby and his wife also made a visit to the Newbold-White House, the state’s oldest brick residence. According to Penny Byrd, publicity chair for the Perquimans County Restoration Association, the nonprofit that oversees the Newbold-White...

Savor small-town charm in Edenton, N.C.

Paris has the Eiffel Tower; London has Big Ben. Edenton, North Carolina touts a teapot. On the edge of the town green, in front of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, stands a 250-pound bronze teapot, mounted on a Revolutionary War-era cannon. The kettle honors 51 uppity women who staged what was one of the first organized women’s protests in the United States.

From one adventure to the next...

As you may have heard by now, I am about to enter a new chapter as the Librarian for the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library in Edenton. While this is an exciting transition, I cannot help but reflect on my time at the Tyrrell County Public Library, for it is here that I have truly learned what it means to serve the public. I remember how in early 2018, my first week started with my wife and I rolling in from Rhode Island with three cats having...

Joe F. Hill, Jr.

RICH SQUARE – The life of Joe Frank Hill, Jr began February 15, 1948. God called our beloved Joe Jr. home on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Rich Square Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility in Rich Square, North Carolina. Joe Frank Hill, Jr. joined Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in...

Chowan, state authorities investigating deadly shooting

Local and state law enforcement are probing a shooting that took the life of an Edenton resident early Tuesday morning. On June 28, the Chowan County Sheriff's Office received emergency calls for a shooting that occurred shortly after midnight. The call originated from a point along N.C. 32 just north of Greenhall Road. The victim, Lakita Morring of Edenton, died as a result of her injuries. The Chowan County Sheriff's Office and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are actively investigating this shooting. If anyone has information about this crime, call the Sheriff's Office at (252) 482-8484, or via anonymous tip line at (252) 482-5100 or the NC SBI at (919) 662- 4500.

Shepard-Pruden welcomes Jacavone...

Great news! The Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library has a new librarian, Jared Jacavone. At the Friends of the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library Steamers Night, he even threw out the first pitch. Jared’s first day is July 1. Come by then or after and welcome him. Summer Reading continues to be in full swing. Kids of all ages,...

Washing Vegetables In Your Maytag?!

Admittedly, I’ve heard of people washing/cleaning all sorts of things in a dishwasher, but this is a first for me. Ashley Echols lives in Conway, Arizona. Her method of cleaning her greens involves vinegar and…wait for it…the wash and rinse cycle of her washing machine. Yes, the one she washes her clothes in.