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U.S. 117 off-ramp to close in Wayne County

GOLDSBORO – The off-ramp from U.S. 117 South in Wayne County will close temporarily on Wednesday as part of a project to construct an interchange at Country Club Road.

Mount Olive had a sewage spill Monday: 637,500 gallons worth of sewage

More than 637,000 gallons of untreated sewage from Mount Olive escaped into the Northeast Cape Fear River over a span of 9 hours Monday.

He didn’t have a role model, so he became one

Nicholas “Nic” Oats of Mount Olive has heard the adage “leave the world better than how you found it,” but for him, those aren’t just words — it’s a life motto. The WeUp Athletic Group …

15th annual Spring Creek High School golf tournament to be held June 18th

Spring Creek will be hosting their 15th annual golf tournament on Tuesday, June 18th at Southern Wayne Country Club in Mount Olive.
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Water, sewer inventory study nears completion
An in-depth water/wastewater asset inventory funded through a state grant is nearing completion for the town of Mount Olive. The …
James Johnson poses with a goat on the farm that Johnson works on.
UMO agriculture student finds fulfillment in service and education
For as long as he can remember, University of Mount Olive student James Johnson has been involved in agriculture. During his …
Seniors earn full-ride scholarships
Eight seniors have been awarded scholarships that will likely fully fund each of their college educations. Itzel Montes-Ruiz, a …
Foundation of Wayne Community College Executive Director Adrienne Northington chats with Matthew Herring, the recipient of the 2019 Loomer Earthwatch Expedition Scholarship, about the work he will do during the “Sea Otters and Seagrass in Alaska” expedition.
Herring receives expedition scholarship
A Wayne Community College graduate has been awarded the opportunity to work in an Alaskan field research expedition. Matthew …
Plans being reviewed for Powell Bill funds
Mount Olive is set to receive approximately $60,000 in the next state allotment of Powell Bill funds, given to municipalities to help …
From the Opinion pages

Cats want attention, but only when they want it

I am a cat lover and proud of it. How can anyone not love or be intrigued by these felines? I can sit on my deck and watch a kitten play and grow and it is much better than anything television …

Calling all gospel singers: State convention starts in June

Gospel singers, choirs, families and fans will gather under the trees and sunshine at Benson’s Singing Grove for the 99th time next month at the annual State Singing Convention. Organizers are …

The Embers to perform for Benson’s Sundown in Downtown

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