There’s still life in small towns

There’s still life in small towns

Published 10:11am Thursday, May 23, 2013

Those in Conway should be proud of a job well done.purchase

On Saturday, the town celebrated its 100th birthday with the Centennial Celebration. The culmination of one year’s work paid off big for the town, Conway’s Centennial Celebration Committee, and, most of all, those who call Conway home.

The town of Conway was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on Feb. 27, 1913.

The community’s roots in Northampton County reach as far back as the 1700s. The town at least had two names before it was Conway—first, Kirby Township and then Martin’s Crossroads.

Like so many other neighboring towns, it was the railroad that breathed life into the community and solidified its name. Conway came from the name of a relative of a chief railroad official.

The town recognized the official incorporation date in February with a formal celebration with a reading of

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