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The younger generation often
hears stories about places that were
once popular in Duplin, but the tales
leave only an understanding thai the
area was well-liked and never
mentions the history. Today many of
the local young people have heard of
Maxwell's Mill near Pink Hill but
know little about its history.
Maxwell's Mill enjoyed the
reputation as a good place for family,
church and civic events during the
early- to mid- 1900s and today
many of the younger generation have
heard its stories and seen the old
Slice. The September 26 issue of the
UPUN TIMES in 1947 published
an article about Maxwell's Mill and
its owner, H.D. Maxwell. The story
explained the events which led the
mill to become one of the area's most
popular recreational spots.
The story of Maxwell's Mill
icenters around one person, the
owner, H.D. Maxwell and his love
for people. The following is the
article written about Maxwell and his
"H.D. Maxwell ? that's
Durwood, the old Doc's boy. or to
you old timers, Flave Maxwell's son
? has done a lot more during his life
than you'd think from his lazy way of
talking and moving. He started out
as a boy helping his Pa with his
doctoring, driving horse and buggy,
helping deliver babies, and pulling
teeth. He bought one of the first
automobiles in this section of the
country, a two-cylinder Maxwell with
the gear shift over the left running
board, and you could see the
grown-ups and kids in Chocolate
running to get a look at it most any
day as Durwood and the Doc went
chugging along on their rounds of
visiting the sick.
That was Durwood's life work until
the day the Doctor died in 1932.
Then he had to give up doing for the
people of Chocolate, that's where
the mill comes in.
He first built the mill on the old
Jarman mill site in Chocolate, two
miles from Pink Hill, in 1927. The
dam broke in 1928 and then the
millhouse burned, but he kept
building it back.
After the Doc died, he ran the mill
as a full-time job.
The present familiar structure
houses the mill itself and has space
for aiot of other activities. There's a
little store where you can get a cold
drink and always find somebody to
talk to. Folks coming to the mill like
rhythm of the rocks furnishes ?
One end of the mill house used to
be for storage but that's different
now. About three years ago Durwood
and Sadie (whom he married 32
years ago) converted it into living
quarters and moved in. Now there's
seldom a time when somebody isn't
at the mill, even when Durwood is
gone on his frequent fishing trips.
Of course, the most familiar things
about the mill are the picnic tables,
the barbeque pit and the pond.
Almost everybody thinks of the
mill when he starts thinking about a
picnic, barbeque dinner, fish fry or
weiner roast, and that suits Durwood
fine. He likes to have his friends
around him. That's why he built the
picnic tables and the barbeque pit,
and he's likely to bring a couple of
crates of cold pop over from the store
and refuse any pay for them when
you're gathered around the table.
The pond is a haven for young and
old alike. If you want to go fishing,
boat-riding or swimming, you're
Yes, most people are acquainted
with Maxwell's Mill and with Dur
wood, and we believe that most "'ill
agree that he's doing a lot for the
poeple of Chocolate."
Joyce Farmer, D.P.M.
Announces the opening of her practice In Podlatrlc medicine,
specializing in total foot care: M -
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For an appointment call:
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293 3444 298 3176 568 4111 289 3027
Mon., Tues. & Wed. - No school
Thur. - sausage biscuit, cereals,
fruit or juice, milk
Fri. - cheese toast, cereals, fruit or
juice and milk
Mon., Tue., & Wed. No school
Thur, - peanut butter sandwich,
burrito with cheese, vegetable beef
soup, baked beans, fruit crisp,
prunes with marshmallows
Fri. - hot ham and cheese sand
wich, fish with hushpuppies, french
fries, greens, fruited gelatin, apple
Each lunch is served with lowfat
chocolate or plain milk.
A 15th anniversary class reunion is
being planned by members of the
South Lenoir High School graduating
class of 1969. Class members
interested in helping plan the
reunion should contact Mike Taylor
in Kinston at 522-2375.
WINNEBAGO CLUB TO HOLD
The Winnie TarWheels, a state
Winnebago camping club, will hold
its rally this year in Kenansville on
April 27-29 starting at 12 noon on
Friday and continuing until noon on
Festivities will take Dlace at the
Kenansville School on Highway 11.
Many units are expected from out-of
state as well as from North Carolina.
Activities will include tours of the
winery, ham factory and gardens in
the local area.
Any Winnebago owner who would
be interested in attending is wel
come to join in with the fun.
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Ike Riddick, Publisher
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