TEACHEY — Christopher Orellano Figueroa, 24, was arrested on Thursday, June 1 and charged with the murder of Emma Ramos, a 29-year-old Hispanic female.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award $9.5 million for Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) pilot projects for fiscal year 2023. They are part of USDA’s broader efforts to support urban agriculture.
WALLACE — The family of James W. Lanier, a black male who was shot and killed by an officer with the Wallace Police at the Express Mini Mart in Wallace on Feb. 24, has retained civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to represent them, after expressing their disappointment with D…
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KENANSVILLE — The Board of County Commissioners recently adopted a resolution confirming the establishment of the Duplin County Economic Development Commission and appointment of a nine-member board. The adoption of this resolution was made in an effort to formally clarify the structure and …
BEULAVILLE- The Beulaville Police Department was recently honored by WoodmenLife at an appreciation event at Pizza Village on Main Street.
KENANSVILLE — The Duplin County Main Library has been busy working on upgrades to better serve its patrons.
KENANSVILLE — Duplin County mourns the loss of an exceptional leader and mentor as George H. Futrelle, Duplin County Airport Director and Assistant County Manager, died on Thursday, May 25 at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville from post-surgical complications.
DUPLIN COUNTY — Cheri Boyette, Rashawn Ray McDuffie, and Dennis Ray Taylor, all three of Duplin County, were among the five people arrested on drug-related charges last week after a joint operation between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Ad…
In the past 30-plus years I’ve covered many sports teams that had championship programs.
BAYBORO – Pamlico County had survived three direct hits by North Duplin, two of which featured powerful displays of long ball.
GREENSBORO – Anyone who doubted Avery Gaby was the best all-around athlete in Duplin County – and beyond – became converted about the East Duplin senior last Saturday when he won his second 2A hurdles title in as many years.
CALYPSO – Erik Rosas did all he could do to will North Duplin to a win last Friday against Falls Lake in the second round of the 1A state baseball playoffs.
BEULAVILLE – The end of one era is the start of the next for the East Duplin baseball program.
BEULAVILLE – During the regular season the East Duplin softball team scored runs by spraying singles around the diamond.
CALYPSO – North Duplin has made its mark this season by pounding it’s way to wins.
WARSAW – Overlooking the Wallace-Rose Hill softball team in the opening round of the 2A playoffs would be a mistake.
NEWTON GROVE – North Duplin picked up its second Carolina 1A Conference Tournament title in as many years, to go with its second regular-season CC championship banner this season last Thursday. The Rebels clinched the tourney by devouring Rosewood 11-1 in a game that ended after six innings …
BEULAVILLE – While it’s not exactly the Camden curse, East Duplin softball fans would rather not think about the team that ended the Panthers season in the third round of the 2022 campaign.
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As EMS Week came to a close, James Sprunt Community College highlighted the dedicated labor of first responders and EMS students.
The Kenansville Area Chamber of Commerce and Agave Azul Restaurant in Kenansville celebrated the opening of the new restaurant in North Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 17. Pictured from left to right are: Taylor Sandlin, Kenny Barrett (President), Britia West, ow…
The University of Mount Olive Campus Ministries recently honored its seniors during a celebratory luncheon. More than a hundred students, faculty, and staff gathered for the event to pray for and encourage seniors during the final weeks of school and to uplift them as they embark on the next…
The Duplin County Health Department hosted an Easter Resource and Food Box drive on Thursday, April 6 at the Duplin Events Center.
Pictured from left to right are Reverend Patsy Faison, Dr. Evelyn Smith, Eldress Brenda Sutton, and Pastor Dawn Branch at the Pearls of Wisdom event hosted by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, on April 2, at New Kenansville First Baptist Church. Pearls of Wisdom honored a group of nine women in mi…
Duplin County Schools 10th graders learn about career opportunities with Murphy Family Ventures during a presentation at the Career and College Fair held at the Duplin Events Center on March 22.
The James Sprunt Foundation accepted a $5,000 donation from Four County Electrical Membership Corporation to create a restricted scholarship for minorities in JSCC’s Lineworker Program. The scholarship will assist with tuition, books, and fees associated with the 14-week program that will pr…
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.
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My name is Alison Lambert, and I am a senior at North Duplin Jr.-Sr. High School. With the end of the month nearing, the school year and our time in high school is fast coming to a close. For us seniors, this is a time full of many emotions. We are sad that our time here at North Duplin is e…
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My mother, Nellie Sanderson, daughter of Isaac (Ike) M. Sanderson and Sallie Irene Groves Sanderson, was born in Magnolia at their home and spent her younger years there. She attended the old Magnolia School. She was a congregant at the beautiful Concord Baptist Church (circa 1807) and was b…
Bright personalities and can-do attitudes won out Tuesday when the LCPS chapter of the N.C. Association of Educational Office Professionals presented its top annual awards to North Lenoir High School principal Rhonda Greene and Northeast Elementary School data manager Retenner Neal.
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We do not need to worry about China, Russia, North Korea or Iran or any other nation that will destroy America. America is storming ahead to destroy itself from within. Maybe I am listening to the wrong news reports. Maybe the Constitution of the United States is outdated and no longer relev…
ROSE HILL — Eight years ago while driving to lunch, Tom Teachey, House of Raeford Farms’ Director of Community Outreach for Duplin County, made an unscheduled stop at the Duplin Music Academy in Rose Hill. For nearly 20 years, the a studio has provided private music instruction in the community.
On behalf of the Board of Education, congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2023! You have worked so hard to achieve this milestone and we are so proud of you!
Spring is the time of year for a rite of passage for high school seniors. My Granddaughter, Carla Sanz, graduates June 23, Magna Cum Laude. Her cap will sport a double cord, Cambridge Blue and Gold, to signify this honor. So, what to say to the student embarking on their critical journey? As…
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“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God, created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air…
Renamed, rebranded and expanded, the recent Regional Industry and Manufacturing Expo still held true to its original purpose – to acquaint high school students with career opportunities close to home.