Edenton wins Communications Awards

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Edenton's two communications awards, won in 2024

CONCORD, N.C. -- The Town of Edenton is proud to share that we have received two Excellence in Communications Awards at the state level - one for our print newsletter and one for our "Isabel 20" film! 

These awards were bestowed during the annual North Carolina City & County Communicators conference last week in Concord. Edenton attended and competed alongside larger cities such as Charlotte and Raleigh — we were one of the smallest communities to win an award amidst 24 jurisdictions earning recognition. 175 award program entries were judged by professional communications peers from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators. 

Our newsletter was revamped last year after an initial rollout in late 2022. The newsletter is delivered to all residents and utility customers who receive paper billing in the mail. A digital version is also posted online for viewing. 

"Isabel 20" was crafted throughout 2023 for the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Isabel's impacts here in Edenton. The film was produced by the town's Public Information Office, with principal photography assistance from local photographer Tom Brennan and old video footage from local news agencies, PBS North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Scotty & Missie Harrell, Bill Hark, Geoff Mackley, and contributed photos from dozens across the community. It was screened in multiple free showings at the Taylor Theater in downtown Edenton. 

We cannot do what we do without the support of the community and the hard work of all of our staff. The continuous support from the public is always appreciated. We do this for you all! Also -- a huge thanks to the Taylor Theater for helping us bring "Isabel 20" to the public. 

To find copies of our newsletter, visit the Public Information page on this website. The "Isabel 20" film is not yet online for streaming.