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The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Enviva Pellet Sampson. Enviva opened three years ago to meet the growing need to connect biomass sources to energy consumers. … more
Wayne Community College will begin its summer work schedule next week. The college offices will be fully staffed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays from Monday, … more
Five felony witness intimidation and other charges have been filed against a Slick Rock Road man and investigators say it is an ongoing issue, and other charges may be filed. Twenty-one-year-old … more
The Mount Olive Parks and Recreation Department has a new intern on board. Lee Sexton, a senior at the University of Mount Olive, who is majoring in sports management, recently joined the … more
RALEIGH — The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2019 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2018. … more
Breazeale Avenue is getting a facelift. North Carolina Department of Transportation crews began resurfacing the major north-south thoroughfare through town two weeks ago. The roadway was … more
More than 637,000 gallons of untreated sewage from Mount Olive escaped into the Northeast Cape Fear River over a span of 9 hours Monday. more
The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors, as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care … more
Town of Mount Olive officials say they have found a way to replace a more than 20-year-old pumper truck in the fire department, and the loan on it can be paid off in half the time such efforts have … more
Wayne County Reads has scheduled programs for each Tuesday in its March 2019 “Season of Reading.” The events will explore the literary merits and issues in the book “Educated” by Tara … more
The Daily Record and the Wilson Times, North Carolina’s last two family-owned daily newspapers, have forged a strategic partnership and formed a media management company, allowing them to share … more
A Dudley woman was arrested and charged with 18 counts each of felony embezzlement and larceny by an employee. Forty-six-year-old Cynthia Kornegay of 940 Pecan Road is accused of embezzling money … more
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