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Duplin County News

Riverfest everything everyone could have hoped for

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videoDowntown Wilmington's riverfront was rocking this weekend as thousands of people packed Water Street for the annual Riverfest. What started years ago as a small event has blossomed into one of the city's biggest events. Full story...
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Muscadines produce a fine wine

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videoSeptember is prime time for harvesting muscadine grapes, which are native to North Carolina. The grapes are known for making some sweet and popular wine enjoyed all over the country. Full story...
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Suspect named in Wallace Pizza Hut shooting

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Murder charges could be filed Thursday in a Duplin County shooting. It happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at the Pizza Hut on Highway 117 in Wallace. Full story...
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Duplin County sports gets victory

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A victory for school sports in Duplin County. Duplin County commissioners had proposed new restrictions on school spending that would have prevented the school board from using money to support school athletics and extracurricular programs. Full story...
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Sports could be cut from Duplin County Schools

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videoState budget cuts and county spending restrictions could mean the end of Friday night football and holiday basketball tournaments in Duplin County. Parents and coaches worry cutting the sports program could cause some students to leave school altogether. Full story...
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Vice President Biden focuses on health care during his visit to Duplin County

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videoVice President Joe Biden spent part of his morning Wednesday in Duplin County. His focus was health care in rural counties and towns. Full story...
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Wilmington's own Spokesmen fighting for national championship

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videoA Wilmington-based basketball squad is just days away from competing in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Full story...
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Woman dies in Interstate 40 accident

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A woman died, and another was injured in a car accident off I-40 in Duplin County late Saturday afternoon. A white Jeep Liberty was traveling eastbound when it drove off the road; it collided with a tree and then landed in a ditch. Full story...
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River Landing almost done with new clubhouse

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videoSome good economic news tonight as an area country club resort is expanding. There aren't any plans to add any more holes at River Landing, they already have 36, but they have almost completed a brand spanking new 59,000 square foot clubhouse. Full story...
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Duplin schools on delay Thursday

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Duplin County school officials have announced that all of the public schools will be on a two hour delay Thursday. Full story...
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Friends and family remember Buddy Burney

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On Saturday, family and friends remembered a loyal Bladen County coach and friend. There was a barbecue held at the Dixie Youth Field in Clarkton in honor of Buddy Burney. Full story...
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West Bladen student shot and killed after basketball game Monday night

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Nineteen-year-old Jahkee Sledge of Clarkton was shot in the torso at McDonald's after a high school basketball game. He was transported to Bladen County hospital, where he died. Full story...
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Travel slow at Wilmington International Airport

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While weather created trouble across most of the country, flights have been on schedule from Wilmington International. Full story...
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USS Kitty Hawk will have to stay in reserve

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Don't look for an aircraft carrier coming up the Cape Fear River anytime soon. The USS Kitty Hawk is undergoing its decommissioning process and a Wilmington group wants it here. Full story...
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Pastries served up today by CFCC's culinary students

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Cape Fear Community College culinary students served up a tasty end of the semester project Tuesday. To showcase their work, students and staff held an open house. Full story...
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