News Stories

KENANSVILLE — A plane crashed on Thursday, June 17, on N.C. Highway 11 and 55 at the Kinston Drag Strip at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Come and harvest fresh herbs for free in the kitchen garden at the Cowan Museum of History and Science, located at 411 S. Main St., Kenansville. Bring scissors to harvest some sprigs of rosemary or ask us to help you harvest some. Please gently take a few sprigs while leaving some for others…

KENANSVILLE — Four County Electric Membership Corporation recently donated fans to the Services for the Aged and other agencies that serve senior citizens. In turn, the agencies give these fans to the elderly who do not have access to fans or air-conditioned living.

KENANSVILLE — Ray Charles Hill, was arrested and charged for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and for possession of a firearm by a felon. The 66-year-old man was taken before a magistrate, who issued a $1,000,000 dollar secure bond. Hill was placed …

ROSE HILL — When Melodee Wynne retired from being “a church musician” a few weeks before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, her timing seemed impeccable.

MOUNT OLIVE — Members of the community joined the team at Kornegay Hereford Farms on Saturday for their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests enjoyed live music, free food during a cooking demonstration and raffle prizes.

Sports Stories

BEULAVILLE — In a volleyball season that was anything but normal or familiar, Maddie Simpson was a constant.

SPIVEY’S CORNER — With four games to play in the regular season, East Duplin baseball is on point for a spot in the 2A playoffs.

Opinion Stories

While we’re still fussin’ and fightin’ about the 2020 elections the 2022 races have already begun. Candidates have announced for the US Senate seat vacated when Richard Burr retires. Before going too far into next year’s races can we all agree we want fair elections, referendums that encoura…

The School of Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill fostered North Carolina’s tradition of great newspapers, reporters and editors. Now it fosters a debate engulfing the school, the entire university and journalism itself.

The School of Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill fostered North Carolina’s tradition of great newspapers, reporters and editors. Now it fosters a debate engulfing the school, the entire university and journalism itself.

Plenty of politicians, planners and business folks think they know what North Carolina’s post-pandemic economy will look like. But few seem entirely sure. They are noticeably hedging their predictions, which I consider to be a wise precaution. They ought to be hedging their bets, as well.

All across North Carolina “Face Masks Required” postings on businesses are being replaced by “Help Wanted” signs. But a recent jobs report indicates there were more than 8.1 million unfilled jobs in the US and folks aren’t rushing to fill them.

North Carolinians are closely divided when it comes to party preference. Our state has long been one of America’s key political battlegrounds. But when it comes to managing the state’s finances, the conservatives in charge of the state legislature are in tune with prevailing public sentiment.

Features Stories

KENANSVILLE — Duplin County Emergency Medical Services ambulances are now equipped with mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (mCPR) devices. Mechanical CPR devices provide high quality compression to patients who are suffering from cardiac arrest, without the need for human-performed man…

Candice Faison explains why she sometimes isn’t so well-liked in the Duplin County area. The Clinton High School graduate explains, “I am a Dark horse. Duplin County is our rivalry area, so my students (especially football players) always make fun of me.”

Owen and Ashton Teachey describe themselves as a close set of siblings. They get along well and enjoy doing things together. JSCC is proud to congratulate them on graduating together this May.

Come and harvest fresh herbs for free in the kitchen garden at the Cowan Museum of History and Science, located at 411 S. Main St., (between the tennis courts and Liberty Hall) in Kenansville. Bring scissors to harvest some sprigs of rosemary or ask us to help you harvest some. Please gently…

Recently, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jerry Moran (R-KS), John Boozman (R-AR), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) introduced the Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served (GHAPS) Act tha…