Duplin County NC

County News

Please be advised and take notice that a regular scheduled Duplin County Social Services Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 8:30 a.m.  

Meetings are open to the public and there is opportunity for public comment at the beginning of each meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Department of Social Services Agency.

“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.”   

Click Here For More Information

Duplin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council announces the availability of $212,657 for 2020-21. Use of the funds require a 10% match.  The JCPC will consider proposals for Mentoring, Parent/Family Skill Building, Interpersonal Skills, Mediation, Restitution, Teen Court, Psychological Services, and Structured Day.  The full RFP can be obtained from George Futrelle by emailing duplinair@duplincountync.com .  Applications must be emailed to George Futrelle at the address above by 2-28-2020.  For new applicants, a grantwriting workshop is provided on February 18th at Martin Community College in Williamston from 9-1 pm. Register by emailing Denise.Bond@ncdps.gov .

Click here for more information

 

LIST YOUR DUPLIN COUNTY TAXES BY MAIL
JANUARY 2 THRU JANUARY 31, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

All property subject to ad valorem taxes shall be listed as of January 1, unless otherwise provided for in the
General Statutes of North Carolina. Listing shall begin on January 2, and continue through January 31,
2020. Personal property such as unlicensed vehicles, campers, mobile homes, boats & motors, jet skis,
airplanes, all farm equipment and machinery, rental household personal property and business personal
machinery and equipment must be listed EVERY YEAR. If you receive a listing form it should be completed
and returned to the County Assessor’s Office, PO Box 968, Kenansville, NC 28349 by January 31, 2020.

IMPROVEMENTS OR OTHER CHANGES TO REAL PROPERTY
MUST BE REPORTED BY JANUARY 31ST
Duplin County has the permanent listing of REAL PROPERTY; therefore, real estate can be brought
forward; however, improvements (such as additions, new construction, decks, outbuildings, remodeling etc)
or other changes made to your real property MUST BE LISTED. You may be penalized for failure to report
such improvements.

PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR
ELDERLY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED PERSONS
North Carolina General Statute 105-277.1 excludes from property taxes the greater of twenty five thousand
dollars ($25,000.00) or fifty percent (50%) of the appraised value of a permanent residence owned and
occupied by a qualifying owner. A North Carolina resident age 65 or older (whose income does not exceed
$31,000.00) or totally and permanently disabled (whose income does not exceed $31,000.00) is eligible to
apply. The exclusion covers real property occupied by the owner as his or her permanent residence or mobile
home used by the owner in connection with his or her permanent residence. Disposable income includes all
moneys received other than gifts or inheritances received from a spouse, lineal ancestors, or lineal
descendants. Both incomes (husband and wife) must be reported. Application must be received in the Tax
Office by June 01, 2020.

FILE FOR THIS EXEMPTION DURING LISTING PERIOD

LISTING BY MAIL IS ENCOURAGED

LIST EARLY TO AVOID LONG LINES AND/OR LATE POSTMARK.

IF YOU LIST IN PERSON, BRING YOUR FORM WITH YOU.

LISTINGS RETURNED BY MAIL MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE NO
LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2020 TO AVOID THE LATE LISTING PENALTY.

Anyone having questions concerning the forms or need help with listing should contact the County
Assessor’s Office, 117 Beasley Street, Kenansville, NC, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM,
Monday through Friday from January 2 ~ January 31, 2020. Telephone number (910) 296-2110.

Tax Office will be Closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and Monday, January 20, 2020.

Applications for present use (land use) valuation must be filed with the office of county assessor during
the regular listing period (by January 31, 2020). Applications are available in the county assessor’s office.

GARY M. ROSE TAX ADMINISTRATOR DUPLIN COUNTY

Public Notice
Proposed Lease of Land
January 2, 2020
County of Duplin, NC

The County of Duplin is considering leasing land at the Duplin County Airport near Kenansville,
North Carolina for establishing and production of Coastal Bermuda Hay.
The properties to be leased are referred to as the RPZ’s (Runway Protection Zones) on each end of the
Duplin County Airport runway. The properties consist of approximately 85 acres (33 acre and 52 acre
tracts respectively) adjacent to Bowdens Road and Best Road, Kenansville, NC.
Prospective bidders should submit sealed bids to George Futrelle, Duplin County Airport Director, by
mail, or in person, at 260 Airport Road, Kenansville, NC 28349, by 12:00 noon on January 31, 2020.
Prospective bidders must submit a bid for both locations. Bids should be submitted as a proposed
amount per acre. For example; 85 acres @ $ price per acre = total lease amount per year. The County
reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted.
It is anticipated that a lease agreement will be negotiated with the highest (per acre) responsive bidder
for an initial term of five years with an optional renewal term of five additional years. Renewal for the
second five year term to begin in January 2025 will be considered if the successful tenant maintains the
property in an acceptable manner.
The tenant will be responsible for conducting all soil tests and amending the soils as necessary. The
hay must be “sprigged” and not seeded. Due to Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, the use of
chicken or turkey litter, animal waste sludge, or other animal by-products used for enhancing crop
growth is prohibited due to the potential of creating a bird attractant within the runway protection
zones. The established hay crop should be sprayed as necessary to limit the growth of weeds and the
hay should not exceed a height of three feet between harvesting.

For information on the bidding process, to view maps of, or tour the properties, or to obtain additional
information, please contact:

George Futrelle
Duplin County Airport Director
Kenansville, NC 28349
910-296-2188 office phone
910-296-7244 cell phone

Published in January 2, 2020 issue of The Duplin Times
Posted at USDA Farm Service Agency
Posted at NC Cooperative Extension
Posted at Duplin County Airport Terminal Building
Posted at Duplin County Administration Building
Posted on the Duplin County website

The Cowan Museum of History and Science will have a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Duplin County Tax Office is in the process of data collection for the 2022 Revaluation.  County employed appraisers and some contracted tax appraisers will be visiting each property in the county to review the real property listing. These appraisers have marked vehicles and Duplin County issued ID badges. Should you have any question or concerns, please contact the Duplin County Tax Office at 910-296-2110.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Duplin County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements at 9am and 6:30pm Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Ed Emory Auditorium located inside Lois G. Britt Building at 165 Agriculture Drive Kenansville, NC 28349.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

Session Law 2018-144 requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before September 1, 2019. Attendees also will receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.

For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, please go to www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID.

Questions? Please contact the Duplin County Board of Elections at (910)296-2170 or dcboe@duplincounty.com.

 

This is an official notice of an election to be conducted in Duplin County on 11/05/2019.

Submission of Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Duplin County Budget, Change in meeting place and Notice of Public Hearing