News Stories

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.

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…

The following reports are for the week of Sept. 6 through Sept. 12.

Sports Stories

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.

Opinion Stories

Zac Campbell paused suddenly and took a minute to gather himself, while colleagues shuffled toward him to touch his back in support. The emotion that can accompany the act of baring one’s soul in front of a phalanx of TV cameras, photographers, and notepad-bearing journalists on a controvers…

Do the ends justify the means? This familiar question produces strong feelings precisely because its answer is necessarily complicated. Just about all of us admit to a scenario, such as the proverbial ticking time-bomb, in which we would countenance unsavory means if required to save lives. …

According to the most-recent ranking I can find, North Carolina requires state-approved licenses in more occupations (nearly 200) than most other states do. North Carolina licenses twice as many occupations as Virginia does, and three times as many as South Carolina.

About this time in the legislative session — when the session runs interminably long and little is happening — the press corps, lobbyists, legislative staffers and even some lawmakers start a pool to predict how long the session might last before adjournment. Currently, Halloween seems a pre…

In a nationwide Reuters/Ipsos poll taken on August 11 and 12, approximately 51% of Americans approved of President Joe Biden’s job performance, while 43% disapproved. Just one week later, the same pollster found a strikingly different result: 46% approval, 49% disapproval.

Features Stories

KENANSVILLE — The great football coach, Mike Ditka, was quoted having said, “Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” What a powerful and true statement. No matter what we achieve in life, the road by which we achieve i…

WARSAW — Laughter filled the air at the Warsaw Community Center as Duplin residents joined the Warsaw Police Department for their first-ever National Night Out event, which followed the remembrance service on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Throughout Duplin County, members of the community gathered in remembrance of the 2,996 innocent lives lost during the 9/11 terrorist attack. After two decades, we still remember the fateful day that tested our nation’s resilience, solidarity and bravery in the wake of tragedy, destruction a…

KENANSVILLE — Amber Dail is James Sprunt Community College’s advertising and graphic design instructor and advisor. Dail, who has obtained years of experience in graphic design and communications, considers her position as the only full-time instructor for her program a tremendous honor.

In preparation for a continuing education seminar, I am reading How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, about leadership in a time of great transition. The way we used to do things doesn’t necessarily work well any more. A new way of doing things is not entirely clear. We find ou…

Recent events in Afghanistan and the southern border have obfuscated grievous civil rights violations in our own Capitol. Based upon various news sources and SKOPES, this is what we know about the Jan. 6 Trump supporters protesting election results: