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Monday, May 16

KENANSVILLE — After the approval of the Board of County Commissioners’ May 16 meeting minutes, County Manager Davis Brinson presented a budget amendment to accept $625,402 from State Airport Grant to be added to the consent agenda.

Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with the Duplin County Farm Service Agency (FSA) before the applicable deadline.

ROSE HILL — House of Raeford Farms FLOCK in Duplin recently announced Olive Bryant, Mike Delacerda, and Ashley Lovette as the winners of the FLOCK Cares. The outreach initiative, recognizes community members who demonstrate exceptional service to others or exemplify integrity and commitment.

GREENEVERS — After public comment at the Greenevers Town Board meeting, on May 2, Trey Gurley from McDavid Associates informed the Board that the town of Greenevers was placed on the North Carolina distressed list. Towns who are placed in the distressed list qualify to apply for special fund…

Sports Stories

WILLIAMSTON – The naysayers would have laughed Colton Chrisman out of town if he had said the North Duplin baseball team would be going to the third round of the state playoffs following a 17-1 loss to James Kenan that dropped the Rebels to 1-2.

REENSBORO – East Duplin’s Avery Gaby and James Kenan’s Andrew Pender were arguably the best athletes on their respective football teams last fall.

CAMDEN — No. 3 seed Camden County broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, added three more in the fifth, and defeated East Duplin 5-0 on Tuesday night last week in the third round of the NCHSAA 2A East Region playoffs.

BEULAVILLE – Jake Lanier is a good left fielder, although he will never be on a sluggers list this season. And yet the junior, who is hitting .249, has great value to the East Duplin baseball team.

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Opinion Stories

Pundits and politicos like to talk about “mainstream” or “main street” Republicans, as if they made up a significant percentage of today’s GOP. But make no mistake, the May 17 primary election proved beyond doubt that the Trump cult (and there’s no denying they are a cult) is firmly in contr…

By 1840, when John Motley Morehead took office as governor of North Carolina, the illiteracy rate for white North Carolinians was 26%. Based on national studies, we can infer that the illiteracy rate for enslaved Black residents could not have been lower than 95%. The state did not have a si…

Before the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, patients who preferred to obtain medical services through video chats or phone calls were unlikely to be reimbursed for those expenses. Medicare, for example, covered telehealth visits only for patients in remote rural areas and only if they journe…

To keep oneself busy means to remain occupied with something to ensure that one is not idle or bored.

When lawmakers return to Raleigh May 18 for the short session they will be greeted by good news. The fiscal research division of the legislature projects that by June 30 (the end of the state’s fiscal year) the state will collect some $4.2 billion more than was forecast in this year’s budget.

Based on a draft opinion leaked to Politico, the United States Supreme Court appears likely to overturn Roe v. Wade by the end of the year. That decision would rocket abortion to the top of the issues motivating American voters. Women would lose right rights in about half of the country — in…

With only a few days left to cast ballots in the 2022 primaries, most North Carolinians are worried and frustrated. Many are furious. Some 62% of voters responding to a recent High Point University poll said the country had “gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track.” Even higher shares…

Some of us still haven’t put the 2020 elections to bed even as early voting has started for the 2022 primary elections. No doubt you’ve seen the mailers, ads and phone calls from candidates, but we don’t hear much buzz among voters. Are they perhaps worn out with politics and politicians or …

That the North Carolina Republican party establishment would unite behind Congressman Ted Budd is unexpectedly revealing. While never a scourge of the big boys on Hillsborough Street, neither was Ted Budd the obvious choice for electability-minded GOP elites. After all, the only Republican g…

Features Stories

Forty-four seniors who amassed more than $1 million in scholarship money and earned a trove of academic honors during a high school career fractured by hurricanes, floods and the coronavirus pandemic received praise for keeping their eye on the prize they were awarded recently at commencemen…

On behalf of the Board of Education, congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2022! We are so proud of your hard-work and dedication that have led to this awesome accomplishment!

Elizabeth Adams of Mount Olive, Cory Anderson of Warsaw, Harlan Hedke of Beulaville, Lara Autumn Johnson of Warsaw, Johnson of Mount Olive, and Tylar Parra of Beulaville, were named to the Southern New Hampshire University Winter 2022 President’s List.

KENANSVILLE — James Sprunt Community College held its 60th annual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 11 at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville.

KENANSVILLE — As this school year comes to a close, the Duplin Times wants to thank and congratulate our graduating high school seniors and Student Voice contributor writers: Iris Gonzales Yanez, Gaby Herrera, Riley Tate, Emma Lanier, and Kensley Blanchard, as they embark on a new adventure …

WARSAW — The Andrew Christian Evangelistic Ministry of Warsaw recently hosted “Twelve Ordinary Men Who Changed the World” at the Warsaw Recreation Center.