Creswell, NC

Advocates: Hertford needs compliance officer (copy)

When Tim Brinn talks about solving the problem of dilapidated and abandoned homes that checkerboard entire blocks of Hertford, he’s pretty direct. “Without a compliance officer, nothing is going to be accomplished,” the Hertford resident says. Brinn has advocated for the town of Hertford hiring a code compliance...
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Thrift, gift and floral shop opens

On June 21, Edenton leaders gathered on North Broad Street to celebrate the grand opening of Cooper Thrift, Gift & Floral Shop. The shop, which opened in the former Edenton Floral Company, boasts shelves of thrifted items ranging from vintage CDs to curios as well as clothes, gifts and floral arrangements. Perhaps the most notable part of the business interior, however, is the wedding chapel. Nestled in the back of...
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Kirby gives school board ultimatum on discipline policy

EDENTON — The chairman of the Chowan County Board of Commissioners has issued an ultimatum to the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education: establish a new discipline policy or face a potential reduction in local funding for schools. Commissioner Bob Kirby issued the ultimatum on June 20 in response to the school board’s recent decision to reverse a school disciplinary decision and came as commissioners were wrapping up final action on the county’s fiscal year budget for 2022-23. ...

400 hear reading of Declaration at July 4th ceremony in Edenton

EDENTON — At least 400 people gathered around the Joseph Hewes monument in downtown Edenton on Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July and honor Hewes’ memory at the 23rd annual reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year’s reading of the nation’s founding document was performed by retired U.S. Army Colonel George E. Lewis III. The event, which has taken place since 2000, is hosted annually by the Edenton...

Opposition is an opportunity…

We are going to continue our walk through the book of Nehemiah. The work on the wall has begun, but some do not like seeing the progress. They insult, accuse and threaten Nehemiah and all the workers. The work slows because the people are afraid. Fear has an incredible effect on momentum. People will stop in their tracks if things are not accomplished in an orderly fashion. Have you ever...

Hanson graduates from Belhaven University

Haley Hanson, a Pelahatchie resident, recently graduated from Belhaven University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also played for the Belhaven Blazers softball team. She was among more than 600 students who received degrees from Belhaven University during the Spring 2022 commencement. Adding comment means accepting the rules and...

Tradition: State champion Pirates with load of generational connections

The 2022 version of Perquimans baseball achieved something that even the famed late Perquimans alumnus Jim “Catfish” Hunter just missed out on in his playing days. The Pirates won their second consecutive state title. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher came very close to the feat in his high school career with Perquimans reaching the state title game a second year in a row in 1964, but those...

Edenton garners $250K grant from Golden LEAF

The town of Edenton was recently awarded funding through the Golden LEAF Foundation of North Carolina to help mitigate local flooding concerns. On June 2, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $1,706,550 in funding for projects through the Flood Mitigation Program to counties throughout the state. Flood Mitigation Program...

Out & About: Week of July 7, 2022

Out and About lists current events in Chowan County and surrounding areas. Please send listings to the Chowan Herald, 423 South Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932, or e-mail them to All events must be submitted by 4 p.m. each Monday. July 5-7 Summer Reading Program chugs along Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program continues....

Edenton DAR chapter wins award for July 4th event

EDENTON — The Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has won the NSDAR’s National 1st place award for its Independence Day Weekend celebration. The NSDAR notified Beth Taylor, chairwoman of the Edenton Tea Party Chapter, of the honor in late April. The chapter already had been notified at the N.C. State Conference in April that its Independence Day celebration had won the 2021...

Area Fourth of July celebrations begin today

The year that area Fourth of July celebrations were finally set to return to normal has turned out to be somewhat different than expected. While numerous communities, including Greenville and Farmville, will host full-scale events and fireworks this year, some eastern North Carolina towns have seen their celebrations halted again. This time, rather than COVID-19 being the cause, the cancellations have been prompted by an accident in which a brush...

Steamers Win Second Straight With All-Around Effort

Edenton, NC – The Edenton Steamers beat the Virginia Beach Sea Dogs 9-1 Saturday night in front of a season-high crowd at Historic Hicks Field. The Steamers improve to 3-0 against Virginia Beach this season, with all three games coming at home. The Clams have now won nine straight at Historic Hicks Field, and their second straight overall.

River Bandits cool off Steamers

The Tarboro River Bandits entered Thursday’s Premier Collegiate League game against Edenton having dropped four of their last six games after a 9-1 start. What better way to put the brakes on that skid than beating the Steamers at home and ending their 10-game win streak? Ty Barrango’s three-run home run broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning, and Tarboro went on to take a 10-5...

Summer is good for cookouts and salads...

Summertime is for relaxed cookouts and dining al fresco whenever possible. And as summer begins, Edenton has been blessed with only a few days of uncomfortable temperatures making outdoor dining a pleasure. Gathering outdoors calls for salads that can be shared. And a dish served al fresco is even better if it can hold well at air temperature. Previously I included my French Potato Salad recipe and another vinaigrette-based salad...

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...