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The Faison Fire & Rescue hosted a Firefighter Certification Rescue class last weekend. The program brought together firefighters from Faison, Oak Wolfe, Pleasant Grove, Pricetown, Seven Springs, Spivey’s Corner and Number 7 Township.

Expanding the market for hemp seed oil is the goal of a new cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) involving Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and the Midwest Bioprocessing Center (MBC), a Peoria, Illinois-based firm specializing in organic chemical and pharmaceu…

When Laura Jones opens the Magnolia library, she unlocks it and then gives the front door a good heave with her shoulder just to push it halfway open. That’s as far as it will go because the floor is swollen from wood rot, and the bottom of the door snags on the carpet which has been lifted …

KENANSVILLE — Congressman Greg Murphy visited with Christian leaders in Beulaville on the morning of April 29 to speak about resources, address concerns and to keep the community abreast of current and ongoing national issues.

WALLACE — Jermaine Williams tried to hold back the tears when he heard his son Javonte had been drafted by the Denver Broncos last Saturday night during the opening selections of the NFL’s second-round draft.

Sports Stories

REIDSVILLE — The No.1 Reidsville Rams proved they were the better team last Friday during its 49-15 second-round 2A playoff win against Wallace-Rose Hill.

PRINCETON — Callie Thornton wore the No. 13 jersey last Thursday when she stepped into the circle against Carolina 1A Conference powerhouse Princeton.

Opinion Stories

When people were asked to shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, it was taken for granted that modern broadband technology could serve as a bridge to normalcy.

I believe America honoring our founding principles is the world’s best hope for promoting individual freedoms and the liberty to pursue the unalienable rights given to mankind by a loving and just God.

It didn’t take long after former Gov. Pat McCrory announced his candidacy for the US Senate that Democrats and like-minded columnists started calling him a “failed politician” who “doesn’t stand for anything.” One even likened him to “Thom Tillis without the brains,” and the North Carolina D…

Features Stories

The greatest thing about North Duplin is the love that envelops it. I know that I can count on the people here because they have shown me how much they love me and how much they value my friendship. There were a lot of times during my freshman year when the kids could have turned their back …

Nearing the end of my 60th year, I’m noticing that a lot of friends and acquaintances around my age have either retired or are counting down the days. Meanwhile, I’m fixing things so that I can take a retirement trip and never leave the farm.

MOUNT OLIVE — For the past several years, the University of Mount Olive has hosted over 700 third graders from Wayne and Duplin Counties for the annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) on the Green. However, because of COVID-19, this year’s event is being converted in…

Setbacks, rescheduling, and obstacles are no strangers to the Class of 2021. Our Freshman year, we started school later due to the building of the K-8 schools. During our Sophomore year, we endured Hurricane Florence, misplacing many of my peers, and we missed about six weeks of school.

KENANSVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havoc on life as companies across the country have downsized, while others have disappeared.