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Celebrating high school graduates has a different look these days. Official commencement exercises have been canceled statewide and nationally due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, communities … more
Mount Olive will not seek any of the $2.2 million awarded to Wayne County in state pandemic disaster monies. Instead, the town is on the list to receive those type of funds from FEMA, according to … more
STYMIED BY COVID-19 Officials from Mount Olive, the second-largest town in Wayne County, have decided to postpone its 150th anniversary celebration until 2021. The decision comes while the … more
CALYPSO — A Wilmington man is dead after a standoff with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Response Team on May 9. According to a report, deputies received a call about a breaking and … more
Normally there are 70 to 80 residents who are late in paying their monthly water bill, and the current COVID-19 pandemic has shown some impact with delinquent bills. But, Town Manager Charles … more
Faison Fire & Rescue has received the 2020 NC State Matching Fire Grant for the total amount of $39,877. The department will be responsible for $19,938.50 and the state will match the other … more
Mount Olive Town Manager Charles Brown expects expenses to exceed $10,000 in reopening town hall and other town facilities. Projects to complete before opening will include the installation of … more
The Wayne County Health Department reported two more deaths related to COVID-19 last week. Both individuals, including one who resided at a long-term care facility, had underlying medical … more
Friends, family, neighbors and fellow firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own and a well-known farmer who lived in the New Hope community of Wayne County. Donald Gray died last … more
The town of Mount Olive plans to seek a federal Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000 for impoverished neighborhood improvements. The community revitalization program application … more
The town of Mount Olive expects to add 10 new vehicles to its fleet in mid-July as part of a lease management agreement. The police department will receive four new Dodge Durango SUVs. The … more
Charges stemming from separate incidents have been filed by investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office against two La Grange men. Colby Warren, 26, of 101 Dana Drive was arrested on … more
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