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.

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.

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.

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.

WALLACE — State and local officials announced big plans for Duplin County as they welcomed Metal Specialist LLC, a company that will bring a manufacturing plant for custom metal fabrication to Wallace, generating not only 33 new jobs, but also enabling Duplin to grow existing economic sectors.

MOUNT OLIVE — The State Highway Patrol is investigating a July 8 crash at the intersection of Tram Road and Bethel Church Road involving 18-wheeler rollover and a vehicle that ended up in a ditch.

CHINQUAPIN — Bright sunny skies, balloons, and cheerful smiles set the mood for Chinquapin resident, Henrietta Sandy who celebrated her 100th birthday on July 9.

FAISON — Duplin County is mourning the loss of a great leader, beloved by his community and those who knew him. Retired Sheriff Glenn Jernigan passed away on the morning of July 10 at his home. He was 82.

Firefighters from Faison, Seven Springs, Sand Hill, Potters Hill, Pumpkin Center, Pricetown, Leland, Turkey, Smith Chapel, Pleasant Grove, Elizabethtown, and Sarecta fire departments participated in safety and survival training from June 23 through June 30.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for July 2021. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures, or meet cash fl…

Nearly 1.6 million Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina began receiving the same Medicaid services in a new way through NC Medicaid Managed Care health plans on July 1. Most beneficiaries will continue to get care from the same doctors they see today but will now be a member of a health …

Firefighters from Teachey and Wallace fire departments along with Rose Hill Volunteer Fire Department participated in the North Carolina Firefighter Forcible Entry Class on June 30.

KENANSVILLE — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey visited the Warsaw and Chinquapin Fire departments on Wednesday, June 30 to honor firefighter Blake Phillips from WFD and Faison Fire Chief Lee Kennedy, and present more than $325,000 in grants to volunteer fire departments and …