Review of the year 2021: from April to June | Local



In the second quarter of 2021, Edenton and County Chowan grabbed local headlines.

Here are some important stories from April, May and June:

April 1 – Local Churches Resume Holy Week Activities After One Year Without COVID-19;

April 1 – JAH Boys Soccer honored with awards;

April 1 – Mobile clinic delivers COVID-19 vaccines to businesses in Peanut Drive;

April 1 – Regulator Marine launches the new Regulator 37 boat;

April 1 – Emily Nicholson donates remaining funds from the NC House campaign to the Edenton-Chowan Educational Foundation;

April 8 – Water Resources Management Plan Plans to Address Problems in Chowan County;

April 8 – Opening of Surf, Wind and Fire in downtown Edenton;

April 8 – Local newspapers – including the Chowan Herald – advertise swim and cross country teams from across the area;

April 8 – 35 local students won awards at local, district and state art festivals sponsored by the North Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs;

April 15 – Anne-Marie Knighton, General Manager of Edenton, announces her retirement;

April 15 – A severe thunderstorm causes flash floods and hail in Edenton;

April 15 – Citizens share their concerns about Airbnb rentals in Edenton at a planning council meeting;

April 15 – Erienne Dickman appointed head of the Chowan County Tourism Development Authority (TDA);

April 15 – JAH Football Wins Fourth In A Row Albemarle Sports Conference Championship;

April 22 – JAH’s new construction project is moving forward;

April 22 – Edenton-Chowan Schools Receive Community Champion Award;

April 22 – JAH Football advance to second round of NCHSAA 1AA playoffs, beating Princeton;

April 22 – Second Grade White Oak Elementary School Students Participate in 4-H Embryology Program;

April 29 – The Black Box Dance Theater dedicates a waterfront show to Makiia Slade;

April 29 – Report shows most of Edenton’s stormwater system in need of repairs;

April 29 – Arbor Day honors healthcare workers;

April 29 – JAH State Football Championship dreams come to an end against Tarboro;

April 29 – Edenton Steamers adds West Virginia State University trio;

April 29 – Rocky Hock Lions Host Brighter Visions Fundraiser to Raise Funds for the Blind and Visually Impaired;

May 6 – Chowan County budget proposed at $ 16.3 million for fiscal year 2021-2022;

May 6 – The Edenton Yacht Club welcomes the blessing of the boats;

May 6 – Community honors Nancy Nicholls, outgoing director of the Chowan County TDA for 29 years;

May 6 – DF Walker alumni visit the Alma Mater;

May 6 – The Marcus Jackson Project nonprofit hosts events for Mother’s Day;

May 6 – NCHSAA relaxes mask mandate;

May 13 – The short-term rental ordinance is submitted to Edenton City Council for deliberation;

May 13 – Chowan County hosts annual spring cleaning, featuring city council and county commissioners;

May 13 – JAH baseball opens season with record wins;

May 13 – White Oak Elementary School hosts Vehicle Day;

May 20 – JAH elders participate in annual tradition of guided school tours;

May 20 – JAH subclasses awarded prizes;

May 20 – Nathan Colombo signs to play football with Barton College;

May 20 – Edenton State Historic Sites Receive Freedom House Project Grant;

May 27 – Edenton Police investigate two separate shootings;

May 27 – Tails and Tales announced as the theme of the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library summer programming;

May 27 – JAH senior student athletes honored at banquet;

May 27 – Ann Lightfoot’s Bag Shop, Alterations and More celebrates its opening;

June 3 – George E. Lewis III speaks at Chowan County Memorial Day ceremony;

June 3 – Edenton City Council examines the brewery request in the Conger building;

June 3 – 138 senior graduates from JAH (May 28);

June 3 – Jacob Colon and Amanda Turner, JAH students, honored with the Heart of a Champion award;

June 3 – Center Hill Crossroads VFD receives $ 30,000 grant;

June 3 – Chowan County 911 Center renamed C. Franklin Jackson Jr. 911 Communications Center;

June 10 – Property tax rates in Chowan County remain the same;

June 10 – Edenton proposes a tax increase of 2 cents;

June 10 – Chowan Arts Council launches musical series;

June 10 – Boy Scout Troop 164 celebrates its 50-year sponsorship of the American Legion Post 40;

June 17 – Know Your Neighbor group aims to fight crime in Edenton;

June 17 – Chowan Senior Center holds elder abuse awareness walk;

June 17 – Jaylon Gurganus named Albemarle Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Year;

June 17 – Women’s Tennis JAH Wins Albemarle Sports Conference Conference Title;

June 24 – juinteenth celebrated in Chowan County;

June 24 – Destination Downtown Edenton and Taylor Theater announce fundraiser to rebuild theater marquee;

June 24 – Book Bus visits sites in Chowan County;

June 24 – The 4-H workshop teaches children how to decorate gourmet cookies;

June 24 – Timbermill Wind and Apex Clean Energy announce grants to local groups.



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