Category Archives: Chocowinity

Massive maze (still growing) likely to boost Chocowinity’s profile

CHOCOWINITY – The maze is large and complex, as is the planning for a multi-week fundraising Fall Extravaganza, scheduled for a site known as ‘Raised In A Barn Farm’ which is just east of downtown Chocowinity on Hwy. 33. Jane Lassiter Boahn, CEO and Founder of Raised In A Barn, is the spearhead and driving force. In a recent e-mail to this newspaper, Boahn wrote: We hope to achieve a full community festival for six weeks during the fall. Dates are Sept. 25 thru Oct. 31, Fridays and Saturdays for the public corn maze and ‘Zombie Fright Nights’ on the last three weekends. We are looking for s…

Jail rezoning triggers lawsuit

By Editorial Team | Special to the County Compass CHOCOWINITY — A group of citizens has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Chocowinity in an attempt to correct what the suit alleges was a violation of the law in the June 3, 2014, decision of the Town Board to amend the municipality’s zoning ordinance. The rezoning now allows a jail as a permitted land use in the Beaufort County-owned Chocowinity Industrial Park. The citizens’ suit asks the court to nullify the board’s action on June 3 and to compel the town’s elected officials to follow the law in future…
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