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Enviva’s Sampson facility was pleased to partner with the Faison United Methodist’s Abundance Summer Food Program this year to provide essential items for a Thanksgiving meal to participating … more
Ten-year-old Donovan Long had played his first and only football game with the Mount Olive Hurricanes on Sept. 21 when he died of an asthma attack hours later. The sudden loss ripped a hole in the … more
Details for the kickoff of the upcoming Mount Olive sesquicentennial celebration are expected to be finalized at an Oct. 16 meeting of the celebration committee. The meeting will be held in the … more
Late summer into early fall is when grapes begin to ripen around Eastern North Carolina. In Wayne County, we are most familiar with the native muscadine grape that is commonly grown in our area. … 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
On March 21-22, 2020, thousands of living historians from across the country will descend on the Bentonville Battlefield for the 155th Anniversary reenactment of North Carolina’s largest battle. … 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
A Thursday night storm that dumped nearly six inches of rain on the Mount Olive area is blamed for another sewage spill at the town’s wastewater treatment plant. The heavy rainfall and a … more
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