Born in Tyrrell County, Edward Warren won honors for his medical practice on three continents and service in the Confederate Army. Yet, at the end of his distinguished life he wished he had been content to remain in Edenton.
In 1870, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse stood 1,500 feet from the ocean. In 1989, the distance was 150 feet. Plans to save the lighthouse include moving it 1,600 feet back from the shore, building a seawall, and rebuilding three jetties.