KENANSVILLE — Tony Gary was sentenced to serve 13-17 years in prison, after appearing in Duplin County Superior Court on March 6.
KENANSVILLE — Two Warsaw residences were struck by gunfire on March 15.
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.
KENANSVILLE — On Tuesday, March 16, the Duplin County Board of Education and the Sheriff’s Office issued a joint statement regarding the recent school threat made against Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School by a student.
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Sunday, March 5
KENANSVILLE — Laura Jones, Duplin County Library director, recently announced that all public libraries in Duplin will no longer charge late fees.
Anita Marie Savage, Duplin County Register of Deeds issued 21 marriage licenses for the month ending on Feb. 28, 2023 as follows:
Sunday, Feb. 26
KENANSVILLE — One of the main topics of discussion at the Feb. 20 Board of County Commissioners Meeting was the expansion of broadband internet service in the Chinquapin area.
CREEDMOOR – One step closer to the ultimate goal for North Duplin.
CALYPSO – North Duplin handed East Duplin head coach Brandon Thipgen his first defeat by a Duplin County school last Monday when the Rebels won a 5-2 game on their home field.
CALYPSO – If pitching rules, look for North Duplin to live up to its preseason No. 2 state ranking.
BEULAVILLE – There was electricity in the air last spring when East Duplin won 24 consecutive games before losing to Roanoke Rapids in the third round of the 2A East Region playoffs.
WARSAW – James Kenan broke out of a losing mode last season with a 12-9 record that ended in the second round of the state playoffs.
CALYPSO – North Duplin’s softball season was delayed after the Rebel basketball team advanced to the fourth round of the 1A playoffs.
WILSON – The No. 32 seed in the 2A girls basketball playoffs may have appeared to offer little concern for No. 1 Beddingfield.
BEULAVILLE – East Duplin head coach and offensive coordinator Battle Holley loved having Kade Kennedy on the field.
TEACHEY – Defense and grades have propelled Jacob Schrei-Reyes to the next level of his
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.
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Mother Alfair Brinson visits a group of seniors at the Warsaw site. The group celebrated Black History Month with a skit performance.
Young Pre-K students from Wallace Elementary recently toured the Duplin County Airport. Students learned about general aviation and got to see jets and planes housed at the airport.
Crystal Koonce, an ICU nurse with ECU Health Duplin Hospital was recently recognized as an Outstanding Medical Personnel of the Year by the Kenansville-Duplin County Chamber of Commerce.
Wallace Rose Hill High School’s Wilmer Reyes-Rosales was recently selected as an EC Scholar at East Carolina University. Reyes-Rosales received a full scholarship. He would be a member of the Honors College, receive tuition, a stipend for eight semesters and a $5,000 stipend to study abroad.…
Officers with the Wallace Police Department visited with Wallace Cub Scouts on Sunday, Feb. 19. During the visit, scouts had the opportunity to explore patrol cars and learn about collecting evidence at crime scenes.
Wallace Rotary Club donates $25,500 to the Town of Wallace for supporting the Farrior Park at Boney Mill Pond Project. Pictured above from left to right are Rod Fritz, Wallace Planning Director and Wallace Town Manager Rob Taylor.
Sebastian Azrael Blair Collins, born Jan. 1 at 8:21 a.m, was the first baby of the new year for ECU Health Duplin Hospital. Proud parents Jordan and Leanna Collins of Mount Olive are shown here with baby Sebastian, who weighed in at 8 pounds, 2.7 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.
Duplin County Sheriff Stratton Stokes presents a plaque to Detention Sergeant Christine DeWitt on Dec. 30. DeWitt was honored during a retirement luncheon for serving Duplin County citizens for over three decades.
From left to right (front row): Tatiana Martinez, Anna Brown, and Barbara Kornegay. From left to right (back row): Bailee Ferich, Trace Guyer, Schyler Crocker, and Barbara Bryan. Kornegay recently presented a $1,000 check from the Mount Olive Rotary to the UMO Collegiate FFA for their Coats …
Frankie Hobbs, In Home Aide Supervisor for Duplin County Services for the Aged stands next to County Manager Davis Brinson, after receiving her 30-year service award pin at the Duplin Events Center during the annual Duplin County Employee Appreciation Christmas luncheon, on Friday, Dec. 16.
The Duplin County 4-H hosted a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser at the Ed Emory Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 22. Participants enjoyed food, goodies and a special visit from Santa.
On Nov. 17, Pink Hill Mayor Yvonne Deatherage, proclaimed November as Home Health Month to express appreciation for home health providers in the community and surrounding counties. Present for the reading and signing of the proclamation were Commissioner Pete Fantini, Stephanie Jarman, and R…
The Greenevers Volunteer Fire Department conducted training operations for its rescue service truck known as Rescue 14. Participants learned about the tools R14 carries, among them are HURST extrication tools, FLIR thermal imaging camera, 6000 PSI cascade system, chainsaws, K12 saw, electric…
The Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce brought large crowds out to downtown Wallace with its annual Christmas At Twilight on Saturday, Nov. 19. The festive event featured a tree lighting ceremony, dancers, Christmas Caroling, vendors, even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus among several oth…
The Down-Home Duplin Falling Into Fall Festival raised more than $9,000 to provide Thanksgiving meals to children and families in need. Pictured above from left to right are (on the front row) Karen Pacheco, Christy Jones, Amanda Pope, and Toni Hudson. On the back row are George Futrell, and…
The Better Beulaville Community Council held its inaugural 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Beulaville Park softball field to build community engagement. Participants enjoyed exercising in beautiful weather and received completion medals.
Pictured above from left to right (on the back) are Vickie Baker and Billy Ivey, on the front are Louis Howard and William “Billy” Kilpatrick. Baker and Ivey are with the Duplin Soil and Water. Kilpatrick and Howard are on the Duplin Soil and Water Board of Supervisors. All four were recentl…
Cheerful crowds lined the streets of downtown Warsaw during the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 5, as patriotic floats and various groups marched down the streets in celebration of the town's 102 year old tradition honoring veterans and home town heroes. From Shrine units, and high sch…
Children came out to the Duplin County Events Center to show off their costumes and gather treats at the Falling into Fall Festival in Kenansville on Saturday, Oct. 29. For more about the festival turn to 6A.
The Brown Town Chorus singing and dancing at the Lift Every Voice and Vote Gospel Jubilee at Wallace Rose Hill High School on Sunday, Oct. 16. The non-partisan voter registration event encouraged all citizens to get out and vote.
Pictured from left to right are Verlene Satchell, Loretta Byrd, Francis Williams, Carolyn Farrior, Jackial Swinson with The Carrtown Commission Senior Benevolence Program next to Greenevers Volunteer Fire Department Captain Fred Bryant. A group with the TCC Senior Benevolence Program recentl…
Warsaw Police Department patrol cars display their new decals. Recently, Warsaw Town Commissioners approved by unanimous vote placing “In God We Trust” decals on town-owned vehicles.
From Left to right are Wallace Police Chief James Crayton, Harvey Knowles, Candace Knowles and Capt. David Morgan. Harvey and Candace Knowles presented a check for $1,800 to the Wallace Police Department. “After last week’s Community Partners Dinner and them hearing the story of officers usi…
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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…
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When we moved into our house, the doors were installed unpainted. I was going to do that myself and save some money.
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.