Youth with the Duplin County 4-H Shooting Sports Club participated in the 2021 Eastern Regional and State 4-H Shooting Sports tournaments recently.

Youth with the Duplin County 4-H Shooting Sports Club participated in the 2021 Eastern Regional and State 4-H Shooting Sports tournaments recently.

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Alumni Association recently honored eight alumni for their outstanding service, contributions, and achievements. The awards were presented during the Alumni Awards Ceremony held in Rodgers Chapel. The event was part of the University’s Annual Homec…

Baking is a holiday tradition in many households. The aroma of freshly baked cakes, pies and cookies wafts through the air of many homes this time of year, and that makes the holiday season even more special.

As a young student, I always heard that my high school years will be the best years of my life. The excitement increased as I eagerly awaited my time to walk those high school hallways and participate in spirit week, pep rallies, and dances. In the fall of 2018, my time had arrived. I walked…

WARSAW — Elizabeth Hicks of Warsaw celebrated her 101st birthday last week and received a special recognition from the Duplin County Board of Commissioners, and Duplin County Services for the Aged.

In addition to our private reasons for expressing gratitude this Thanksgiving, we have public reasons to celebrate and give thanks as citizens of Duplin County and the State of North Carolina.

A $1,000 grant from the North Carolina Science Education Program, a statewide student-led organization, will allow three traditional Lenoir high schools to set up professional clothing closets so students can look the part when they step into a business setting.

ROSE HILL — Jovan Stone, a personal care aide at The Gardens at Rose Hill will welcome this holiday season with a new car thanks to a random act of kindness on Friday, Nov. 19.

BEULAVILLE — Parents can take their children to take photos with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Beulaville Community Room at 508 E. Main Street Beulaville for a $10 donation. All the proceeds from the Photos with Santa will go to the Bloom Christmas Blessings benefit.

At the end of the year and during the holidays, people are at their most generous. We spend time with loved ones, buy gifts for each other, and give back to our communities through charitable donations. Unfortunately, scammers know this and they come out of the woodwork to try to take advant…

My wife was scrolling through her social media pages one recent evening when she happened upon a post with what was purported to be the history behind that vulgar and insulting hand gesture that utilizes the middle finger.

I like calling North Carolina home! When I studied at Davidson College near Charlotte in the 1970s, I decided I wanted to live in the Old North State. Except for two sojourns in Richmond for seminary, I have lived in North Carolina for forty years.

KENANSVILLE – During the month of November, the North Carolina Forest Service will be honoring veterans and active-duty military with a special 25% discount on tree seedling orders.

MOUNT OLIVE — Mount Olive will be celebrating their very first Pickles, Pigs & Swigs Festival, Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Kicking off the festivities with a North Carolina Pork Council-sanctioned Whole Hog Cooking Competition Friday at the Mount Olive Town Hall parking lot with 20 teams partic…