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 Kingstownâs 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 âHe knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,â 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.
âIt was magnificent,â declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.