MOUNT OLIVE — Adrianna Zepeda of Mount Olive grew up humble and appreciative. She is quiet and reserved, and can be described as more of a listener than a conversationalist. Anyone that knows Zepeda, knows she is a selfless person, always willing to help others. Likely, these traits were nur…

KENANSVILLE — Callie Thornton, a recent graduate of North Duplin Jr/Sr High School, was recently named the North Carolina District Exchange Club Youth of the Year. Callie received a $1,000 scholarship and was sponsored by the Exchange Club of Mount Olive.

KENANSVILLE — Olivia “Livvie” Bailey is a recent graduate of East Duplin High School. This summer, Bailey will be receiving her Associate of Science from James Sprunt Community College. Bailey aspires to one day be a trauma nurse for the UNC Healthcare System; however, unlike many incoming E…

KENANSVILLE — Carol Madigan graduated from Richlands High School in 1977. Upon graduation, Madigan began her journey with James Sprunt Community College in the cosmetology program. She pursued a career in the cosmetology field after graduation and started her own business. In addition to her…

KENANSVILLE — James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) added a two-year Agriculture Education Program to its curriculum and it is available beginning this Fall.

MOUNT OLIVE — More than 250 incoming freshmen and their parents attended the University of Mount Olive’s Admitted Student Day on Wednesday, June 23. It was the first such event to be held at the University in over a year.

KENANSVILLE — George Garner, a James Kenan High School graduate has received the 2021 Duplin County Farm Bureau Scholarship award.

KENANSVILLE — Many high school seniors focus on relishing their last high school moments or maybe needing extra reminders to complete work. But, instead, Rylie Lanier spent his fleeting days at East Duplin High School, partnering with James Sprunt Community College. This partnership, like ma…

The famous football coach, Vince Lombardi, is an iconic American hero synonymous with the concept of determination. Coach Lombardi is quoted saying, “Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” A person does well…

Candice Faison explains why she sometimes isn’t so well-liked in the Duplin County area. The Clinton High School graduate explains, “I am a Dark horse. Duplin County is our rivalry area, so my students (especially football players) always make fun of me.”