News Stories

Thursday, January 14, 2021

KENANSVILLE — Traffic in and around Kenansville was tied up for several hours on Thursday morning, Jan. 14, as Duplin County Health Department officials hosted a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event for seniors age 75 and older.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Sampson Regional Medical Center has announced the birth of its New Year Baby. Baby girl Kamryn Brooke Hurley arrived January 3, 2021 at 4:40 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 9.6 ounces and 19 inches long. Proud parents are Dexter and Amanda Hurley.

    Monday, January 11, 2021
    Friday, January 08, 2021

    KENANSVILLE — As part of the Duplin County Board of Education’s consent agenda at the regular monthly meeting, a revised calendar was approved, cementing that all county public schools will proceed with 100-percent remote instruction through Jan. 18.

    Sports Stories

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    East Duplin’s girls basketball team has averaged nearly 20 wins a season during coach Mark Lane’s 12 years.

    Monday, December 07, 2020
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    Wednesday, December 02, 2020

    CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is continuing with its quadrennial realignment, scheduled to take effect in July 2021.

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    Opinion Stories

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

      Without consulting “the Google” or any other resource answer these questions. What are the three branches of government? How many justices serve on the U.S. Supreme Court? What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution? How many voting members are there in the US Congress? Name …

        With Democrats in charge of the White House, and U.S. House, and (possibly as of this writing) the U.S. Senate, you can expect a push by left-wing activists and politicians to repeal some federal tax cuts enacted by the previously Republican Congress and signed by President Trump.

        Monday, January 11, 2021

        As I began to think of what to write about, the first idea that popped into my mind was COVID-19. Knowing that many others would choose this topic, I tried to stray from it and talk about other subjects, such as how my life has been through high school or perhaps my tiring process of applyin…

        Thursday, January 07, 2021

          When the last of the three waves of the 1918 Spanish Flu subsided in 1920, America began an incomparable period of economic growth, good times and opportunity called “The Roaring Twenties.” If, as expected, the current pandemic diminishes later this year North Carolina could enjoy a return t…

          Monday, January 04, 2021

          As everyone well knows, Christmas is a special time. For many, it is a season to take stock of our blessings and take time to appreciate what we have. First off, I’m glad that my family’s finances are intact. While so many have struggled with money over the past year because of job loss, my …

          Minnie Louise Haskins, a well-known British sociologist and poet, was notably celebrated for her words written in 1908 and expanded in a book published in 1912, titled “The Desert.” In the book are the words quoted by his Majesty King George VI in his 1939 Royal Christmas broadcast to the Br…

          Thursday, December 31, 2020

            “Better Together” is the current motto of Feeding America and the best takeaway of the year that was 2020. It is a year in which the needs and challenges of our communities rose to record-breaking heights. According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, over 1.3 million North Carolin…

              As we popped the cork to toast the new decade, we anticipated that 2020 would be an exciting year, filled with interesting developments — some good and perhaps even rambunctious. Nobody could have predicted the four crises we would face.

              Thursday, December 24, 2020

                As a physician and the chief executive officer of Vidant Health, I field many questions from concerned family and friends about the current state of COVID-19. How do we stay safe? How can we improve the economy? Is it really that dangerous to host a holiday party? I know community members al…

                Features Stories

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                KENANSVILLE — Front-line healthcare workers at Vidant Duplin Hospital were the first in the county to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Dec. 18.