MOUNT OLIVE — At this point in the growing season, if you are not familiar with weeds, you may soon be. As the motivational quote by an unknown author states, “Weeds don’t need any encouragement to grow.” Weeds do not need fertilizer, rain, or any help, they just grow, often in surprising ci…

Our friends, family members, and neighbors continue to die from an illness that is now preventable. We prayed for a vaccine or treatment that would end this costly pandemic. That prayer has been answered and now we have a safe and effective vaccine that is free and available at multiple sites.

Burney’s, not to be confused with the big purple dinosaur we all loved as kids, is the new buzz around town. I had a friend suggest I check it out. Unfortunately, I don’t live nearby and hardly ever travel in that direction, so I had to plan a special trip to check it out.

KENANSVILLE — Law enforcement can be a dangerous and sometimes, thankless job, however, that was not the case for three courageous and assertive deputies with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office who responded to a shooting, saving a man’s life.

FAISON — The Piggly Wiggly store located at 206 S.W. Center St., Faison, closed its doors on Saturday, July 24 after nearly half a century serving the Faison community.

KENANSVILLE — Family and friends gathered last Friday to celebrate a special day in Kenansville, as Edith Hall Garrett celebrated 102 years of life. Commissioner Jesse Dowe, Duplin County Board of Commissioners presented Garret with a proclamation letter in honor of this special day.

Congressman Greg Murphy visited Duplin County on July 13. The Congressman met with local business owners and participated in a mayors roundtable to discuss infrastructure repair and affordable housing among other topics. He is shown above with Bill and Susan Corone of Wallace.

Earlier this summer, North Carolinians saw just how troubling a ransomware attack can be as the Colonial Pipeline shutdown wreaked havoc at gas stations across the Southeast. But this wasn’t a one-time thing – ransomware attacks are on the rise. Last year alone, nearly a quarter of the 1,644…

KENANSVILLE — Aug. 3, 2021, will mark a special milestone as we reach 100 years of Agriculture Aviation and remember pioneers such as US Army pilot John Macready, who made the first aerial application during an experimental flight on a Curtiss JN-6 “Super Jenny,” in 1921.

As our JSCC (James Sprunt Community College) Foundation begins the campaign to advertise and recruit for our annual golf tournament, I only grow more eager to participate in this event. My friends and family all know I enjoy taking time to play the game of golf. JSCC’s tournament will be Thu…

ROSE HILL — Maggie Casteen, the author of Killer Deception, announced the release of her new book, Hush Now, Don’t Cry, which is a continuation of the Kathy Hamilton Mystery series.