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WILMINGTON — To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via … more
Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott has named a seven member committee to plan details for next year’s sesquicentennial celebration marking the town’s 150th birthday. Named to the committee to serve … more
The tuition surcharge bill, which originated in the ’90s and penalized students who overstayed their welcomes in college, has been repealed in a new bill sponsored by Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenior, … more
Thirteen entries contended for the title of best peach dessert in a contest at the Farm Credit Farmers Market in Wayne County July 19. The first place winner of the contest was Gavin Birkin of … more
Hurricanes Irene, Matthew and Florence have devastated local areas in recent years, but the storms also left lessons to be learned. “Unfortunately, we have had too much practice in dealing with … more
The Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department will dedicate its new firehouse with a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Friday. Tours of the new station and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be offered … more
A shooting took place last night at 214 Blue Ridge Drive in Dudley where 43-year-old Ronaza Earl Bunn of Dudley was transported to the hospital after multiple gunshot wounds from shooting suspect 20-year-old Nakia Lequan Atkins of Dudley. more
Late Monday afternoon Dudley Fire Department along with Wayne County EMS Station 8 Paramedics were dispatched to a traffic accident that involved a motorcycle at the intersection of Old Mount Olive highway and Royal Drive. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threating injuries... more
The paving of the winding road at the entrance of the Mount Olive Municipal Airport is a state-funded project, but a date for the work to begin is still uncertain. Town Manager Charles Brown said … more
There are many reasons adult students return to school. Some are planning a career change or need new skills for career advancement. Others enroll for personal development or after a change in their … more
Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott and the five members of the town board all seek reelection, and only one is facing opposition. District 1 Commissioner Vicky Darden, who seeks her second term on the … more
The University of Mount Olive has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Online Bachelor’s in Criminology programs in the nation by BestColleges, a leading provider of independent college … more
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