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Soul Food N’ Sunsets

This well known blog about life in the South posted a neat review of Edenton, featuring the biannual Pilgrimage of Historic Homes and Gardens. See it here.

 

Governor Pat McCrory announced state grants

creating 78 additional jobs at

Edenton’s Jimbo’s Jumbos processing plant

EDENTON, N.C. – March 9, 2015  – Governor Pat McCrory joined local officials and the owners and managers of Jimbo’s Jumbos to announce state grants that will enable the company to invest $30 million in greatly expanding its Edenton processing plant, which will create 78 new jobs over the next three years.  The Edenton Chowan Partnership enabled the project by donating 8.88 acres of land adjacent to the current facility, making possible a logical expansion of the current facility.

Peanuts processed at Jimbo’s Jumbos Edenton plant go into candy and peanut butter sold under a variety of labels nationwide, as well as raw, roasted and other finished peanut products sold in warehouse and retail stores. (Details.)

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Come see one of America’s Prettiest Towns (according to Forbes.com) and you’ll also see one of America’s most historic, charming and dynamic. The Edenton Chowan Partnership is dedicated to combining the resources of the Town of Edenton, Chowan County and the private sector to sustain a vibrant town.

Historic leaders set the standards; ranging from the woman willing to tell a King “NO!”, to a member of the first US Supreme Court, to the godfather of the US Navy and signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. This little town has impact!

Focused on promoting tourism and retirement living, enhancing education and the workforce and stimulating economic development, the Partnership is truly a synergistic effort that unites the community.

 

In addition to our basic partnerships, we are also working with other organizations to strengthen Edenton and Chowan County, including:

  • The College of The Albemarle
  • The NC Department of Commerce
  • The NC Department of Cultural Resources
  • The North Carolina Northeast Alliance
  • The Support Center

The Edenton Chowan Partnership is always open to collaborations that contribute to attaining its goals.

Minutes of Partnership meetings (PDF).

Copies of current financial reports will also be accessible in the future.

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Life is better in Edenton and for good reasons.  According to Wallace J. Nichols’ new book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, with a foreword by Celine Cousteau, it just makes sense.  For more information on the book.