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The annual tree lighting ceremony kicking off the holiday season was once held on Center Street. That changed five years ago when officials gave notice the town would move the event to an old … more
Two students are facing criminal charges after reportedly threatening to shoot up or blow up two high schools in Wayne County. The threats came a month before Wayne County Public Schools issued a … more
Former Mount Olive Commissioner Kenny Talton is set to become the next mayor of Mount Olive after unofficial vote totals showed he won the seat with 357 votes compared to Mayor Joe Scott’s 237 and … more
Plans to install sidewalks on the east side of South Church Street along a two-block stretch from Franklin to Hillsboro streets will not have any impact on routine annual street improvements, … more
The development of an arboretum on Southern Wayne High School’s campus has been at a standstill for the last several years, but a group of students in Scarlett Joyner’s horticulture II class is … more
The University of Mount Olive will hold its annual Founders Day at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall. Founders Day is a time that the university pauses to … more
Members of the Mount Olive Board of Commissioners, the mayor and the town manager are all irked by allegations against them that nothing has been done to improve infrastructure in the south sections … more
Daniels & Daniels of Goldsboro began work on the site of the new Southern Wayne High School gym on Oct. 15, moving soil to clear the way for its foundation. A new gym is becoming more real … more
Federal authorities will not say whether they are investigating issues relating to the former Mount Olive Housing Authority director. The former director, Eddie Wells, was fired several years … more
Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+), a U.S. … more
Damion Lavonte Harmon, 29, was arrested on Sept. 10 by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and charged with armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, felony breaking or entering, and felony larceny … more
The University of Mount Olive will host its senior fall Art Show reception on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery in Laughinghouse Hall. The show will feature works by … more
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