KENANSVILLE — Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack encourages agricultural producers to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture this fall.
Friday, May 27
Monday, May 16
KENANSVILLE — After the approval of the Board of County Commissioners’ May 16 meeting minutes, County Manager Davis Brinson presented a budget amendment to accept $625,402 from State Airport Grant to be added to the consent agenda.
A law enforcement officer is being sued in federal court by the family of a person he killed while working as a sheriff’s deputy in Duplin County. The same deputy, Jhon Dragocastano, later went on to shoot and kill a man after taking a job with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.
Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with the Duplin County Farm Service Agency (FSA) before the applicable deadline.
ROSE HILL — House of Raeford Farms FLOCK in Duplin recently announced Olive Bryant, Mike Delacerda, and Ashley Lovette as the winners of the FLOCK Cares. The outreach initiative, recognizes community members who demonstrate exceptional service to others or exemplify integrity and commitment.
Monday, May 9
KENANSVILLE — After the approval of the consent agenda at the Board of County Commissioners meeting, the floor was open for public comment.
GREENEVERS — After public comment at the Greenevers Town Board meeting, on May 2, Trey Gurley from McDavid Associates informed the Board that the town of Greenevers was placed on the North Carolina distressed list. Towns who are placed in the distressed list qualify to apply for special fund…
EULAVILLE – East Duplin was one strike away from playing in the third round of the 2A baseball East Regional..
TABOR CITY – Rilee Kiser had suffered a concussion and was forced to leave the game.
WILLIAMSTON – The naysayers would have laughed Colton Chrisman out of town if he had said the North Duplin baseball team would be going to the third round of the state playoffs following a 17-1 loss to James Kenan that dropped the Rebels to 1-2.
REENSBORO – East Duplin’s Avery Gaby and James Kenan’s Andrew Pender were arguably the best athletes on their respective football teams last fall.
CAMDEN — No. 3 seed Camden County broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, added three more in the fifth, and defeated East Duplin 5-0 on Tuesday night last week in the third round of the NCHSAA 2A East Region playoffs.
BEULAVILLE – East Duplin may have garnered the highest seed in the state soccer tournament, but the ticket to the big dance was a reward for James Kenan and Wallace-Rose Hill.
BEAR CREEK – North Duplin might have had a fighting chance against Chatham Central if the Rebels offense had gotten off to a faster start.
ELIZABETH CITY – Avery Gaby hunted down Andrew Pender on the football field the past two seasons.
WARSAW – The goal of the James Kenan softball team this spring was to make the 2A playoff field.
BEULAVILLE – Jake Lanier is a good left fielder, although he will never be on a sluggers list this season. And yet the junior, who is hitting .249, has great value to the East Duplin baseball team.
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Lon Teachey (left) is the recipient of the $1,000 Downtown Wallace Merchants Association 2022 Scholarship for his poem expressing the spirit of community. The scholarship was presented by Hope Smith (right) with Downtown Wallace Merchants Association.
The Kenansville-Duplin County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Pizza Corner in Kenansville, NC. Pictured above from left to right are: Doris Hatcher, Connie Brinson, Noah Charles, Timothy Charles, Paulina Charles, Dion Charles, Verda Whaley, …
This young black bear was spotted last week in the Wallace area. The first time the bear was spotted was around Glendale Village near Carter Street at night time; the second time the bear was spotted at Farrior Park — Boney Mill Pond area. “Don’t let this post give you paws. It’s bearly anyt…
Duplin County Schools second graders participated in the annual Duplin Grows event on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 at the Duplin County Events Center. This year, 725 students enjoyed an up-close agricultural experience as they visited 12 learning stations and learned about the i…
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson visited Duplin County on Tuesday, April 12. His first stop was James Sprunt Community College were he toured JSCC’s new nursing facility in the Hoffler Building and learned about the facilities state-of-the-art simulation equipment used by JSCC nursing instructors.
Students participated in the Duplin County College and Career Fair held at the Duplin County Events Center, on Wednesday, March 9. Students visited with several local professionals in a variety of fields, from law enforcement to medical services, and agriculture among several others.
House Majority Leader Rep. John R. Bell IV was the keynote speaker at the Duplin County Republican Convention on March 4 at the Corinth Baptist Church in Rose Hill. Pictured above are Bell, N.C. Rep. Jimmy Dixon and Andrew M. Odom.
The Studio Dance Center of Beulaville, took 20 competitive dancers from Duplin to the Star Talent Dance Competition in Supply, on Feb. 19 & 20. Dancers took the stage in routines ranging from lyrical, musical theatre, jazz, and tap. Each receiving high accolades, with three receiving sch…
Kenansville Mayor John Garner presented a resolution of commendation and appreciation to Philip Anderson on Monday, Feb. 14 for his unwavering leadership serving as the recreation chair/director. Anderson led the town’s Parks and Recreation Program for nearly a decade.
Pictured left to right are Ricky Yelverton, Travis Cox, Julio Fochi, Ja’ken Bynum, and Noah Wiggins. Lenoir Community College Automotive Systems Technology students Mark Wente of Beulaville, Ja’ken Bynum of Kinston, and Travis Cox of Kinston were recently awarded Gearwrench tool sets donated…
Only a few days away from Valentines Day and Duplin residents are sharing the love. More than 200 Valentines Day balloons were donated to the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation of Wallace on Thursday, Feb. 3. The balloons donated by Duplin residents who purchased them at the local Fami…
Pictured above are members of Wallace-Rose Hill High School CHARMS (Creating Harmony, Academics, Recreation, Motivation, Service, and Success). Front Row: Naije Faison, Shamara Humphrey, Ashley Rodriguez, Kelsie Meza, Ryan Fisher Back Row: Nicole Swinson, Gennalee Jones, Emily Lagos, Hannah …
The Beulaville United Methodist Church donated a 2000 Dodge van to the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford, NC. Pictured above are Joey Biggs and Henry Raggin with the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford, N.C. The church learned about the orphanage’s need through the Beulaville Masonic Lodge #658 and made t…
Barry Jones, Duplin County Beekeepers club founder and president, recently retired handing the club over to Earl Hardy who will be serving as the new president. He was presented with a plaque of appreciation from the Duplin County Beekeepers Association for his many years of service. He is o…
Christina Prawdzik and her family won first place on the Wallace Parks & Recreation Christmas Decoration Contest.
North Carolina Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding congratulates Justin Edwards Duplin County Farm Bureau president and the winning agents during the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, held Dec. 5-7 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Edwards was recognized among his peers a…
Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department celebrated their Christmas party, on Saturday, Dec. 4, honoring firefighters and emergency medical responders for their hard work and dedication. Pictured above are Rookie of the year Robert Garcia and Firefighter of the year Diego Arellano.
The Wallace Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting on Monday, Dec. 6 for the new United Healthcare Enrollment Center at the old Davis and Associates building in Tin City. President of the Chamber, Verna Mansfield, and Mayor Charlie Farrior, along with Chuck Vaughn from United Health…
Mount Olive held their annual Christmas Parade through downtown Mount Olive on Sunday, Dec. 5. Pictured at right are the Mount Olive Christmas Parade winners, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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On behalf of the Board of Education, congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2022! We are so proud of your hard-work and dedication that have led to this awesome accomplishment!
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Elizabeth Adams of Mount Olive, Cory Anderson of Warsaw, Harlan Hedke of Beulaville, Lara Autumn Johnson of Warsaw, Johnson of Mount Olive, and Tylar Parra of Beulaville, were named to the Southern New Hampshire University Winter 2022 President’s List.
KENANSVILLE — James Sprunt Community College held its 60th annual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 11 at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville.
KENANSVILLE — As this school year comes to a close, the Duplin Times wants to thank and congratulate our graduating high school seniors and Student Voice contributor writers: Iris Gonzales Yanez, Gaby Herrera, Riley Tate, Emma Lanier, and Kensley Blanchard, as they embark on a new adventure …
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WARSAW — The Andrew Christian Evangelistic Ministry of Warsaw recently hosted “Twelve Ordinary Men Who Changed the World” at the Warsaw Recreation Center.