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Mount Olive man faces multiple felonies after high-speed chase

A Mount Olive man is facing multiple felonies after fleeing from police in a high-speed car chase that ended with a car on its hood and a running man in cuffs Monday.

Town board denies chamber request for beer permit

The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce asked town officials for a permit to operate a beer garden at a fundraiser last weekend, but Mount Olive commissioners denied the request in a 3-2 …

State budget issue could set town a year behind

The first of October was the deadline for the town of Mount Olive to seek U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to remedy more than $5 million in needed work at its ailing wastewater treatment …

Wild night at fair leaves attendees on edge

Multiple altercations were reported at the Wayne County Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5. One incident — between a woman and a deputy was caught on camera in a video that went viral and led to an …
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Bid date set for treatment plant storm repair
Engineers have been given the go-ahead to seek bids on an $845,000 project to replace an insert in a lagoon at the town’s wastewater …
Long range land use plan under review
A comprehensive long range land use plan adopted by the town board in 2012 has been on the shelf collecting dust since its adoption, …
Pickle Road open; construction begins on truck staging area
The new Pickle Road connecting N.C. Highway 55 and Talton Drive for big rig truck traffic is open, and work has begun at the pickle …
North Carolina Department of Transportation District Engineer Sam Lawhorn explains DOT's proposed "Band-Aid" fix to a Bert Martin Road safety issue to a group of concerned residents. Lawhorn was at a recent meeting of the town board.
DOT offers to eliminate left turns to fix highway woes
Nearly a dozen residents turned out to voice their concerns in a public forum before the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners last …
Railroad denies town’s request for help
The ongoing issue of flooding problems in southeastern Mount Olive has been hit with another setback. Last November, the town asked …
Members of the UMO Track and Field team gather together in front of a house where they helped pick up trash for their community service project.
Second annual Litter Sweep big success
Ninety-five University of Mount Olive students in various athletic programs participated in the second annual townwide litter sweep …
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Fall is the time to plant trees and shrubs

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden, however, it is important to properly plant them so they will be healthy for many years. Spring is when we often think about planting …

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