Planning process underway for Conway centennial

Published 9:21 am Monday, April 4, 2011

CONWAY – April 2013 will mark the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Conway. Plans are already underway for a celebration.

Conway has had quite a history and town officials are soliciting public assistance in helping tell its story.

Local historian Faye Davis has documented 100 years of history, the majority of which is in the form of newspaper clippings of articles and photographs. Town officials are in the planning stages of creating a history book or series of magazines that will tell Conway’s story.

Discussions with Cal Bryant and his staff at Roanoke-Chowan Publications revealed that actual photographs will be the best quality for whichever form of media town officials choose for its history publication. During the review of the information currently maintained, town officials realized a tremendous need for history that pertains to Conway’s ethnic community as well. Prior to the 1960’s, coverage of ethnic communities was very limited.

Town officials are asking that anyone who has photograph that can be borrowed by the town to please write up as much as you can about each photo – i.e date, who or what is in the photo and any story that needs to be told about the photo. Place the photos in a large envelope with the name and address of who the photographs need to be returned to and either mail them to the Town Hall or take them by personally. If the office is closed, place the envelope in the water bill box.

The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald will be following the town’s progress in relation to the centennial planning process as well as play a key role in the efforts to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Town of Conway.