CALYPSO — The town of Calypso has five commissioner seats and five candidates running. Debbie Jones, Brandon Nunn, Marty Taylor, Joanne Wilson and Rubylene “Ruby” Lambert, who is currently serving as Calypso’s Mayor, have all thrown their hat for a commissioner spot.

KENANSVILLE — The Town of Kenansville has two commissioner seats open for elections and Kirk Bell was the lone incumbent to file for keeping his seat.

BEULAVILLE — The municipal election for the Town of Beulaville has two commissioner seats with one incumbent on each ballot running uncontested as Delmas Highsmith and Gene Wickline have both filed to retain their seat.

KENANSVILLE – More than 125 participants from 18 counties demonstrated their showmanship over a three-day period during the animal exhibits at the Duplin Livestock Regional Show on Sept. 21 at the Duplin Livestock Facility.

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WALLACE - A man who grew up in Kentucky, spent two years of his life serving his country in Vietnam, and then devoted 42 years and millions of miles to the trucking lifestyle that he loved so much finally took a well-deserved rest at the end of his life on Oct. 4.

Butterball, LLC of Mount Olive is recalling approximately 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Wednesday, Oct 13.

KENANSVILLE – A group of 14 youth participated in a six-week program with the Duplin County 4-H where they learned about livestock. The 4-H Lamb Project culminated with the kids exhibiting the animals at the Duplin Regional Show, which took place on Sept. 18.

A 25-year-old Wilmington ministry is expanding into Duplin County to help homeowners who are aging or have disabilities to remain in their homes in a safe and healthy environment, officials say. They have plenty of work to do, so now they just need workers.

KENANSVILLE — EMT, firefighter, fire chief, and law enforcement officer are all titles Donnell Taylor has held through the years. Taylor has served the Duplin and Sampson County areas through a variety of careers. Even after retirement, Taylor has committed to continue working. Taylor states…

KENANSVILLE- “The space was humming with laughter and chatter,” said Melisa S. Brown, Duplin County Services for the Aged director, as she spoke about the Senior Health Fair Extravaganza held at the Lois Britt Building on Thursday, Sept. 30.

KENANSVILLE — Truth “bee” told, the Earth cannot survive without pollinators, which means we can’t either. Thanks to a local beekeeping class, Duplin kids are learning what all the buzz is about bees and how to save them.

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive has a brand new, state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Laboratory or sim lab for short. The lab will be part of a new prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program that, once approved by the NC Board of Nursing, can be offered as s…

KENANSVILLE — Dametri Pratt began her journey with James Sprunt Community College as a Continuing Education student with the hopes of achieving her CNA License. After completing the program and earning her certificate, Pratt had dreams of contributing to the health care field. As Pratt began…