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Federal benefit helps people pay for internet

Last week, the FCC opened the Emergency Broadband Benefit, which helps eligible households connect to broadband. The benefit offers a discount of $50 per month for broadband service, or $75 if the …

Water Drive deadline is May 15

Widowers’ New Beginnings is holding a water to drive to assist storm victims in Mississippi and Texas. Deadline for contributions is May 15. For drop-off information, contact Mount Olive …
Turning the tassels

UMO has 3 graduations

More than 350 students graduated from the University of Mount Olive over the weekend during three ceremonies.  It was the first in-person commencement at the institution in over a …

Davis elevated to town clerk

Will continue to serve as administrative assistant to town manager
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Marines take cover in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.
This week in history: May 13-18
May 13-18, 1953 Private Ellis Simmons, Jr., son of Mrs. Mary Aldridge of Dudley, was assigned for basic training to “E” …
Town officials prepare for budget retreat
One-day retreat will be held at town's Historic Train Depot
Local man faces felony charge
Suspect had a concealed weapon
Public hearings face no opposition
Commissioners have relatively quiet meeting
Residents urged to update emergency supply kits
Hurricane season begins June 1
Shoplifter caught with children in tow
Arrested with cart full of car-cleaning materials
From the Opinion pages

Race theory is dangerous nonsense

RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans of Filipino descent had a median household income of just over $100,000 in 2019. The median household income of white Americans that …