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Buildings’ future coming into focus

Two historic downtown district landmarks are closer to condemnation. An out-of-state individual contacted Town Manager Jammie Royall and expressed interest in buying the old Center Theater and …

Architectural plans released on new fire department

The new Mount Olive Fire Department is expected to house a museum that includes its first motorized truck — a 1926 model. Architectural plans for the multi-million dollar facility also …

Probation violator caught with meth

A probation violator faces felony drug charges after his arrest Nov. 28. Wayne County deputies were dispatched to a convenience store on N.C. Highway 117 South after a caller reported a suspicious …

Seven Springs woman accused of stealing from boss

A Seven Springs woman is accused of stealing from her employer. Shannon Leigh Jones, 35, of Camp Jubilee Road, is charged with 18 counts of larceny by employee after deputies were called to the …
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This week in history: Dec. 9-14
A look at news in the Mount Olive Tribune this week in 1940, 1950 and 1960.
One-year-old Collins Taylor is held by her mother, Savannah, as they meet Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on Friday evening.
Mount Olive welcomes Christmas season
The town of Mount Olive rang in the Yuletide season Saturday with a Christmas parade downtown.
Mount Olive firefighters, from left, Jordan Hansen, Marshall Hinson, Jodie Murphy and TJ Barr work to keep a fire under control at Sylvie Thrift Store.
Fire destroys downtown business
Investigators continue to determine the cause of a late-morning fire that destroyed one business and damaged four others in downtown …
Street resurfacing job done
Barnhill Contracting of Princeton handled project
This two-block stretch of South Church Street, from Franklin to Hillsboro streets, is set to have sidewalks constructed on the east side of the street.
One property foils sidewalk project
Town ready to condemn it
This week in history: Nov. 24-30
A look back at the stories that made headlines in the Mount Olive Tribune this week in 1966, 1976 and 1986.
From the Opinion pages

Peace on Earth, friends

I keep my Christmas tree up all year in memory of my family since it was our favorite holiday. We’d spend Christmas Eve watching classic movies. On Christmas morning, the aroma of …