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Duplin County has recently welcomed the new swanky little parlor, Salon on Broadway in Pink Hill. The owners of Pink Hill Pharmacy opened up the salon to offer clients expert service on hair, nails, facials, and massages. Instead of the generic and often bland salon feel, the Salon on Broadway offers a ?shabby chic? environment. Antiquated pieces like chandeliers and mirrors and been painted and updated to have a retro style. For customer convenience, the massage and facial rooms have private access to a shower and there is a private handicap pedicure chair in the back as well.

Make an appointment today with mani/pedi specialist Sherell Byrd, hair stylist Monica Wood, or licensed massage therapist Miranda Stroud. Call 252-568-2256 or stop by the salon at 112 East Broadway Street in Pink Hill to set up your appointment today!

Salon on Broadway
112 East Broadway Street
Pink Hill, NC 28572
252-568-2256

If you look around Duplin County, there are little signs everywhere that are hinting at a strengthening economy. There are more help wanted listings in the paper and new businesses are emerging in many towns. One of these new businesses is All Polished Up in Kenansville. Consumers are becoming more willing to spend money and enjoy a little self-pampering and owner Jennifer Byrd is opening her doors to accommodate.

All Polished Up is a one-stop-shop for the ultimate girly-girl. They offer nail services, tanning, and an assortment of gifts. For appointments and more information, call Jennifer Byrd today at 910-275-0102 or stop by the shop at 150 Routledge Road in Kenansville. Support the small business and economy of Duplin County!

All Polished Up
150 Routledge Road
Kenansville, NC 28349
910-275-0102

Duplin County has another name to add to the list of successful and famous people from Eastern North Carolina: Blair Mozingo. Miss Mozingo is a native of Albertson and attended East Duplin High School. Although she has clenched many achievements, one of the most recent endeavors was making it to Hollywood and being in the top 96 contestants of the hit TV show American Idol.

Although she didn?t make it to the final rounds of Idol, she has no reason to be down. Blair is a psychology student at Mount Olive College, aspires to earn a Master?s degree, won the crown of Miss Goldsboro, and is slated to compete for the title Miss North Carolina. She is the second student out of East Duplin to compete in Hollywood, the first being Jordan Southerland in 2006. Duplin County is proving to be quite a source of hidden talent!

Lee Swinson, owner of Golden Grove Candy Company, has found his niche in the business with the success of the Carolina Crisp Peanut Bar. For over 30 years, this local treat has been in production, satisfying the cravings of North Carolinians state-wide. The bar is made with just enough corn syrup, sugar, and salt to hold together the paramount ingredient- double roasted Carolina/Virginia-style peanuts. The double roasting process is what gives the peanut bar its rich flavor.

The Golden Grove Candy Company is based out of Warsaw, North Carolina and distributes their product to area stores such as Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, Kerr Drugs, IGA, and Handy Mart. The company is unique to the business in that they control every aspect of production. From planting, raising, harvesting, storing, roasting, packaging, and shipping, Golden Grove can ensure high quality control.

For more information on Golden Grove Candy Company and the Carolina Crisp Peanut Bar, visit www.goldengrove.com.

Golden Grove Candy Company

364 West Park Drive

Warsaw, NC

910-293-4209

The weather is once again beautiful in Eastern North Carolina and it is the perfect time to get outdoors. Maxwell Mill Park in Pink Hill offers a wealth of activities for the entire family. If you are planning a ?stay-cation? or looking for things to do while in the area, be sure to put Maxwell Mill on your list.

The park is a full service membership RV and camping facility that has trails for hiking and biking, areas for fishing, WiFi, and even a swimming pool. Enjoy the gorgeous 75 acre cypress mill pond by canoe or kayak available for rent. Active duty military is always welcome and eligible for a 10% discount. Maxwell Mill Park is open year round for the absolute nature lover. For more information and park photos, visit www.mawell-mill-park.com