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Potato gleaning for food pantries...

The Chowan County Cooperative Extension Staff and Master Gardener Volunteers participated in a Gleaning Project in Tyner on July 5. Over 600 pounds of potatoes were dug and donated to the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry and the Open Door Food Pantry in Perquimans County. Did you know that the food pantries get very few donations of fresh produce? Most of what they receive are shelf stable and frozen foods. ...
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First National Bank donates $1.7K to Seeds of Success

Seeds of Success has received a $1,750 donation from First National Bank to use purchasing supplies. Hertford Mayor Earnell Brown and Seeds of Success Director Marvin Sutton accepted the check from First National Bank Branch Manager Kimberly Westbrook last week. “This donation will help with much needed supplies to enhance the SOS program that is serving the youth of our community,” Brown said. ...
HERTFORD, NC
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Litter is becoming an increasing problem

With litter becoming a persistent pest at local intersections, Edenton leaders recently heard a proposal that would attempt to prevent and control the issue. Richard Mayer, Litter Control Coordinator for Chowan County, was invited to speak before the Edenton Town Council on July 25. “Litter is really becoming a big problem here,” Mayer said. Mayer...
EDENTON, NC
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National Night Out 2022

Washington County’s Chief Technology Officer Dan Smith puts on a pair of cones during one of Plymouth’s annual National Night Out community drunk goggles and takes a spin in golf cart, mowing down a slew of hapless outreach program Tuesday, August 2. (Staff photos by Arthur Howell)
PLYMOUTH, NC
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Plymouth VFD set to celebrate 100th anniversary

There’s a parade on the way in Plymouth. And, organizers say it might get noisy. Philip McNair says if you’re coming out on Saturday, August 20, to help the Plymouth Fire Department celebrate its 100th an- niversary of operation, it will be wise to bring ear protection. “Hearing...
PLYMOUTH, NC
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Health issues fail to derail Watford’s ambitions

AHOSKIE – There’s an old saying that states when life gives you nothing but lemons, learn to make lemonade. Figuratively speaking, Patricia Watford of Ahoskie has learned to make gallons of it over the course of her 55 years. Beset with medical problems since birth, Watford’s life took...
AHOSKIE, NC
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Cangemi is new Chamber director

The new director of the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce says one of the ways to help local businesses grow is to get more visitors to stop in the county on their way somewhere else. Diane Cangemi, a Hertford resident who took over the reins at the Perquimans Chamber on Aug. 1, said she hopes to help draw more visitors in her new role. “I want to bring a broad...
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Where are they now? Justin Bradshaw

Plymouth native Justin Bradshaw makes his living as a Biology Instructor at Johnston Community College, where he makes biology fun and palatable experience to a wide array of learners. The son of Scott and Mary Kay Bradshaw, Justin attended Plymouth High School until his 10th grade year, upon which he...
PLYMOUTH, NC
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Melon Fest ends on a high note

MURFREESBORO – The 37th annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival wrapped up its four-day run on a high note here Saturday where a large crowd gathered to enjoy the numerous activities. The final day opened with the Festival’s annual parade and ended with the sounds of the popular Pizazz Band...
MURFREESBORO, NC
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2022 Edenton Steamers Season Recap

Edenton, NC – 64 days, 39 games, one Premier Collegiate League Championship. The Edenton Steamers wrapped up their 25th season by raising the Postove Cup in Tarboro, after an 11-4 victory over the River Bandits in the title game, the fourth championship in team history. 2022 was a season...
EDENTON, NC

Edenton Steamers defeat Tarboro River Bandits

TARBORO - Four wins in 13 regular-season games against the Tarboro River Bandits, 1-6 in Tarboro’s stadium, nine of their 11 losses overall this summer to the River Bandits; None of that mattered for the Edenton Steamers Saturday night in the Premier Collegiate League championship game. Edenton exercised the demon that was Tarboro and won the one game between the two teams that mattered most in convincing fashion. By a...
TARBORO, NC

Sharing a recipe from an old cookbook...

The rich history of Edenton has drawn many to our quaint town. One such couple is Chris and Mike Marshall, with whom I had the pleasure of meeting as former inn guests and now are local residents. Mike is a well-noted historian and Chris is a member of DAR Edenton Tea Party Chapter, and we all share the love of good food. Chris recently popped into my business, excited to...
EDENTON, NC
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Police seek stolen antiques

Two firearms and a vintage BB gun — all antiques — are among items stolen in burglaries at three homes on East Main Street in Plymouth last month. Plymouth police report a double-barreled shotgun, a muzzle-loader rifle and a Daisy BB gun were taken from 108 East Main Street. Homes at 104 and 106 were also victimized...
PLYMOUTH, NC
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Buses are on the roads as kids head back to school

With classes back in session for high school students in Washington County, school buses are back in the morning and afternoon traffic equations. Along with bus traffic, there’s excitement afoot, particularly among the district’s building principals. Classes at Plymouth’s Washington County High School and the Early College High...
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Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of Samuel Lamar Thomas, Jr., deceased, late of Washington County, North Carolina. This is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below, on or before October 18, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in the bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment.
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