January, 2017

Congratulations to one of our Commissioners, Robert “Bob” Quinn, on being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.  Bob has actively supported many organizations in our Great State, which was recently acknowledged by Governor Pat McCrory and presented by our NC House Representative, Bob Steinburg.  According to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society’s webpage, the award is “Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina…..

Among the honors and awards the Governor of North Carolina can bestow, none is more valued than The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Since its creation in 1963, it has been presented to honor persons who have a proven record of service to the State of North Carolina or some other special achievement, and to others as a gesture of friendship and good will. Upon being named to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the honoree receives a certificate by which the Governor confers upon the recipient “…the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary privileged to enjoy fully all rights granted to members of this exalted order among which is the special privilege to propose the following North Carolina Toast in select company anywhere in the free world:

‘Here’s to the land
of the long leaf pine,
The summer land
where the sun doth shine,
Where the weak grow strong
and the strong grow great,
Here’s to “down home”,
the Old North State!'”

Please join us in congratulating Bob and thanking him for giving so freely of his time and talents!



Below are several articles and videos featuring Edenton.  Please, feel free to contact us should you come across one that is not shown here!


Celebrating the National Trust  how locals are creatively supporting the National Trust.

Oldest House in NC – The oldest house in NC has recently been discovered here in Edenton. To listen to an audio of Reid Thomas discussing the house, click here.