SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ According to new census figures released Wednesday, South Kingstown has seen the largest population growth in South County, adding 2,718 residents or a growth rate of 9.7 percent. The new figures brings South Kingstownâ€™s population up to 30,639.
Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred contributed the population increase to the change in housing development and construction.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that â€śHe knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,â€ť you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice â€“ full of emotion â€“ soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
â€śIt was magnificent,â€ť declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.