On the heels of action taken by the town council on Thursday evening, Town of Wallace workers are now in the clear to begin enforcing a long-discussed new ordinance to rid the town of nuisance and abandoned vehicles.
Thursday, Sept. 23
KENANSVILLE — The 5th Blue, Brew & ‘Que Festival took place Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Duplin Events Center. This year the festival was held indoors.
KENANSVILLE - The first “Greek Day in the Park” will be Saturday, Sept. 25. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at Kenan Park, NC 11 Highway in Kenansville. The rain date alternate is set for Oct. 2.
WALLACE — DeShelia Hall of Wallace, is a service manager with the Working Capital Fund, who was recently recognized for her contributions to the Office of Mission Support and dedication in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment…
KENANSVILLE — Official sources confirmed for the Duplin Times that former N.C. District Court Judge and Kenansville Lawyer Timothy Smith died Sept. 14. He was 61.
The following reports are for the week of Sept. 6 through Sept. 12.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Updated Sept. 17.
KENANSVILLE — In an effort to help Duplin County residents protect themselves against fraudulent activity, the Duplin County Register of Deeds office has implemented a Fraud Detection Notification service.
BEULAVILLE – The new East Central 2A Conference does not have Clinton as a member.
NEWPORT – For the better part of 12 minutes, East Duplin played like a champion.
JACKSONVILLE—North Duplin was the big winner in sort of a battle of attrition Friday night.
WARSAW—Tim Grady hopes he never has to relive a time like the first month of his first season as varsity head football coach at James Kenan.
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. – “Cancel culture” has an entirely different meaning for high school football fans.
BEULAVILLE – Susan Raynor has help lift the East Duplin volleyball team off the floor.
CALYPSO – Figuring out the last time North Duplin and Wallace-Rose Hill volleyball teams were a combined 9-0 might be impossible. And there’s a chance it never happened.
HARRELLS – Make room for another kind of football at Harrells Christian Academy.
WALLACE – Wallace-Rose Hill football coach Kevin Motsinger said his team did not play anywhere near its peak potential last Friday night against Northside-Pinetown.
BURGAW – East Duplin acted quickly when Richlands called to say it would not have enough healthy players to field a team for the annual rivalry game between the two schools that are off N.C. 24.
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