For the past three years, I have had the incredible honor to write for the Duplin Times as the student correspondent from Harrells Christian Academy. Today, I am here to announce that my time writing here is coming to an end. In less than two months, I will graduate from HCA and move on to c…

Last week our niece and two great-nephews from Georgia visited us on their spring break. One afternoon, I took Owen, 7, and Blake, who is almost 5, on a walking tour of downtown Wallace.

It would be easy to fill this space by writing about the negatives that have come from this COVID-19 pandemic.

Daylight Savings Time may have caused us to turn our clocks ahead an hour, but we never stop pressing forward at James Sprunt Community College. Construction on the new Nursing addition in the Hoffler Building is almost complete.

The Scholarship & Awards Committee of North Duplin Jr/Sr High School is pleased to announce the March Board of Education and Mount Olive Exchange Club Student of the Month, Madison Kennedy.

One year ago this week, it was spring break at the community college, and I wrote about how my colleagues and I were about to be working from home — “for at least a week or so.” Spring break has come back around, and we’re still working from home during at least half of the workweek.

BEULAVILLE — Amanda and David Mercer have turned what could have been their worst nightmare into blessings for others who will walk down the path of “life.”

Dillon Teachey, Trey Lennon, Josh Barber, Jack Barber, Matthew Thornton, Ayden Fussel and Jordan Bond and Ben Gonzales (both not pictured) earned the rank of Eagle Scout for Wallace Boy Scout Troop 35 under Scout master Phillip Barber. Less than 3 percent of all scout earn the Eagle rank.

Larry and Glenda Hooks recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drive-by parade celebration at The Word Church and le Deliverance Center in Rose Hill. Larry is pastor of the church. The couple, who started Hooks Plumbing Supply in Magnolia, have a daughter, four grandchildre…