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N.C. AgVentures, an N.C. Cooperative Extension program, provides grants to North Carolina farmers and community groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm … more
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the State Highway Patrol have teamed up to offer a unified message to drivers in southeastern Wayne County: “Drive safely and obey the rules of the road.” … more
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
The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Haren Construction Company of Tennessee’s low bid of $473,600 to replace the liner in a holding pond at the wastewater treatment … 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
A deputy responding to an overdose call in Dudley on Dec. 11 found himself in need of treatment when exposure to an opioid drug landed him in an emergency. Officers of the Wayne County Sheriff’s … 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
The United Way of Wayne County and supporters celebrated the community fund campaign finale at the Terrace Room Dec. 10. The program included a community campaign update, presentation of its 2019 … more
Town officials are still waiting on engineering design specifics for the installation of sidewalks along a three-block stretch of South Church Street. Much of that work has already been completed … 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
Final mapping information has been forwarded to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality that will hopefully clear the way for approval of a Special Order of Consent to allow additional … more
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