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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.

This week, you are about to go on a journey of realization. You have to understand that reality is not always what it seems.

According to legend, the history of tea began as early as 2737 BC when the Chinese emperor, Shen Nung was sitting underneath a tree. His servant was boiling water for him to drink when a few leaves from a Camellia Sinensis tree fell into the water, creating the first cup of tea.

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The reporter tossed a standard question at coach Monty Williams after the Phoenix Suns won the NBA Western Conference finals, asking how he managed to be a tough coach and a sympathetic mentor.

With more pandemic restrictions lifted, The Family Chess Club is encouraging adults and youth interested in chess to participate in activities hosted weekly by the organization.

With more pandemic restrictions lifted, The Family Chess Club is encouraging adults and youth interested in chess to participate in activities hosted weekly by the organization.

Having gone through a tenure battle at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based, in part, on conflicting views about how history of racism should be taught in our schools, it is refreshing to encounter “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across Ameri…

It’s summer, and I am greedy. The stone fruit is impossible to resist right now. The farmers markets are teeming with peaches, nectarines and plums. I oblige and bring home bags stuffed to the brim, only to return for more the next day. It really isn’t a challenge to slurp through the juicy …