Category Archives: HOME IMPROVEMENT

Couple’s amazing story sets stage for popular Historic Homes tour

Kasey Stone WASHINGTON, N.C. — In May of 2005, Ed and Shirley Stone made their first visit to the beautiful waterfront city of “Little Washington,” with no idea this afternoon visit would put them on the path to a labor of love and their forever home. Saturday, April 14, you can meet the Stones as they — and 11 other families — open their homes to visitors in a fundraising effort to support the Washington Area Historic Foundation. Before their trek to Washington, Ed & Shirley owned a historic home in the College Hill District of Greensboro, N.C. and have always support…

Interior designer offers experience, ‘extreme attention’ to detail

Suzanne Pritchett NEW BERN — Located in a downtown storefront, Pritchett Interiors and Home Staging, LLC is a one-stop shop! From your Pinterest wish list to helping de-clutter and organize, this locally owned interior design and home staging firm has it covered. Owner and lead designer Suzanne Pritchett has more than 10 years of interior design experience. A North Carolina native and daughter of a seasoned interior designer, she earned a CIDA accredited Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree from Western Carolina University. Pritchett has lived and worked in South Caroli…

Tears flow as family receives Habitat home

Ari Sylvester receives the key to her family’s new home from Rosemary Warner, president of the Pamlico County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. From left, are John Sylvester; daughter, Victoria; Ari Sylvester; son, Alden; and Rosemary Warner, President of Pamlico County Habitat For Humanity. By Lisa E. Bernett ORIENTAL — The Sylvester family, John and Ari, together with children, Alden, age 14; and Victoria, age 10; have a new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the generosity of many volunteers and businesses. Saturday afternoon in a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony, the k…

When a walkway becomes a deck

Land use rules mighty confusing in Oriental By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer Bill Minchin, president of the Oriental West homeowners association, uses a tape measure to demonstrate a 35-inch encroachment that must be sawed off, after a unanimous decision of the town board Tuesday night. ORIENTAL – A newly constructed walkway or deck – depending upon your point of view – intrudes 35 inches too far into a required seven-foot setback from an adjacent property line, leaving the homeowners association of Oriental West Condos little choice but to saw off the offending cantilevered sectio…
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