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100 Year Old Time Capsule Opened At Duplin County Courthouse

The Duplin County Courthouse celebrated it's 100 year anniversary by opening a hundred year old time capsule Friday.

The celebration was hosted by the St. John's Masonic Lodge #13 in Kenansville. The time capsule was put in the cornerstone of the Duplin County Courthouse November 17th,1911. There were more than 20 items inside.
Paper items such as postcards had turned to fragments of paper and dust. Some newspapers and other paper materials were very deteriorated. However, there were some coins, including a half cent coin from 1808, and civil war ammunition.

Keynote speaker attorney Charles Ingram says the celebration honors the county.

"Just the significance of it the history to think that we're a part of all of this we're continuing a tradition, a long line, a long heritage," said Ingram.

A new time capsule with newspapers, a flash-drive of pictures, and business cards, as well as the metal items from the original time capsule were put back into the cornerstone for others to open 100 years from now.


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