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FOUNTAIN — A project to improve Fountain’s water infrastructure received a boost as the Board of Commissioners voted to accept a loan for more water line replacements.

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AYDEN — A request related to the Plant a Home Program sparked debate on Monday night as the Ayden Board of Commissioners considered a rezoning request from its first participants, Tyronne and Jaime Taft.

WALSTONBURG — Town commissioners are hopeful work will begin soon on Walstonburg’s sewer infiltration and inflow project, following discussions with a contractor at their July 6 meeting.

HOOKERTON — The Hookerton Board of Commissioners approved zoning changes to conform with state guidelines at its June 28 and July 6 meetings.

Used to. You know you are getting old when the words used to enter your vocabulary. There’s the house I used to live in; there’s the field that I used to play football on. There’s where the Myers Theater used to be; there’s where the pickle plant used to be. There’s where Dr. Grady’s office …

GRIFTON — Krystal of Harper of Grifton is bringing folks a taste of home with her selection of offerings at ShaZam’s Wings & Things Cafe.

The summer of my 16th year, I was between jobs, and my father hooked me up with a man raising tobacco in Greene County, Tennessee. Dad wanted me to go to college, and this was a sure way to encourage that path.

Contested races in Winterville and Snow Hill have emerged as filing for municipal elections continued this week, although many towns still had not filled a complete slate of candidates for the November ballot.

GRIFTON — Children are invited to participate in a day of community fun on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Grifton’s St. David Street Park for Grifton’s IN PLAY