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WALLACE — On Wednesday, March 7, Mark Robinson Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina visited the Wallace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for a special celebration as they recently reached 100% capacity.

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Sports Stories

CALYPSO – Addy Higginbotham was the pivotal player to lead North Duplin to a 59-51 win over Perquimans last Saturday in the third round of the 1A playoffs.

Opinion Stories

North Carolina Democrats took a major generational leap recently in choosing Anderson Clayton as their state party chair. Aged 25, Clayton represents a full break with the past several decades–and arguably even half-century–of party leadership in a state where Democrats have struggled in ele…

When Jesse Helms attempted to maneuver his way onto the 1980 presidential ticket, Republicans considered it a joke. Helms, even then, was not taken seriously by most national Republican elites, and the concept of this Tar Heel rabble-rouser accompanying Ronald Reagan into November provoked R…

Why did the North Carolina House vote overwhelmingly to toughen penalties for those engaged in violent rioting? I’ll let Rep. Abe Jones of Wake County sum it up: “I despise somebody who would go out and tear up another person’s property that they didn’t pay for and take advantage of a situat…

Black-headed households are less likely than white-headed ones to own their residences. The latest data from the Census Bureau put the homeownership rate at 75% for whites and 45% for blacks. According to the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, our state’s racial disparity is roughly similar.

The first Confederate statues were monuments to victory in a war of Southern aggression. Defeated at Appomattox, Southern whites regrouped by organizing terrorist militias and ransacking the region’s newly biracial local and state governments. As the North soured on Reconstruction and white …

Rural North Carolina has some of the most beautiful scenery in America, as documented by the growing numbers of tourists. Almost 40 percent of our 10.5 million residents live in the 80 counties considered rural, defined as having a population density of 250 people or fewer per square mile. D…

Should businesses weigh in on political controversies? According to a recent Gallup poll, the general public is closely divided on the question, with 48% in favor and 52% opposed. Not surprisingly, young people are friendlier to the idea — but even their preferences are more nuanced than a s…

Features Stories

The spring season equals a time for a new beginning. In southeastern North Carolina, springtime is the season during which nature revives after the colder winter months. Dormant plants begin to grow again; new seedlings sprout out of the ground. Hibernating animals awaken, and life is create…

WALLACE — In honor of Agricultural Awareness Day, a team of House of Raeford staff members visited Wallace Elementary School to speak about the company’s history in Duplin County, their facilities, and career opportunities to consider when they graduate from high school.

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences will hold a ribbon cutting for its newest addition to the George R. Kornegay Jr. Student Farm at 11:30 a.m. on March 22. The new structure, a first-of-its-kind in a private college ag program settin…

We make countless choices and decisions in our everyday life. Some are conscious, and some are unconscious. Those many options direct the future of our lives. On other circumstances and occasions, our choices impact other people.

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive Spring Revival will take place take place on March 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in Rodgers Chapel. The event will feature renowned speaker Brian Barcelona from UPPERROOM Dallas. Barcelona will bring a powerful message about giving your life to Jesus.

In the competitive world of sports management, gaining hands-on experience can make all the difference in landing a job with a top organization. That’s why 31 students from the University of Mount Olive recently jumped at the chance to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, where they receive…

MOUNT OLIVE — North Carolina Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt recently visited the University of Mount Olive as part of the 2023 Braswell Lecture Series.

WALLACE — The Wallace Christian Academy launched its first year this school year, and they are excited to share that they are moving into Phase 2 of the project and will be expanding their offerings this fall. The Duplin Times interviewed Headmaster Le Roux for an update.