Windsor explores new seal
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2007
WINDSOR – For 239 years, the Windsor town seal is thought to have remained the same.
Members of the Windsor Board of Commissioners apparently think it is time for a change.
During last Thursday’s regular monthly meeting, Commissioner Jimmy Hoggard mentioned that he felt the seal was outdated and perhaps needed redoing.
&uot;I think it’s time for the town seal to be updated… peanuts and tobacco aren’t grown much anymore in the town,&uot; he stated.
Hoggard is referring to the emblems of a peanut and a tobacco leaf on each side of the seal.
Mayor Bob Spivey evidently disagreed with Hoggard’s opinion.
&uot;From a historical standpoint, I don’t think we should change it,&uot; he said during the meeting.
In a separate phone interview, he stated, &uot;Peanuts, tobacco and the old history is what kept us alive. It’s part of our heritage.&uot;
Despite Spivey’s objections, a motion passed unanimously to look at getting a new town seal.
Spivey later told the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald that the seal is most likely the original town seal, designed after the town was first incorporated in 1768.
&uot;As far as we know it is the original seal,&uot; he said.
The seal also depicts the courthouse, which was built when Windsor was named as the county seat.