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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 effort to purchase a 12-acre site near the Carver Elementary School for a future Mount Olive fire department is getting a big boost with assistance from the county. The entire issue is still … 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
A total of 278 students crossed the University of Mount Olive stage on Saturday, Dec. 14 to receive the fruits of their labor in higher education. either a Masters, Associates or Bachelor’s degree … 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
RALEIGH – Harvest of crops across North Carolina has been ongoing for months and weather has generally been favorable for growers, unlike the wet months of the fall of 2018 after Hurricane … 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
North Carolina Sen. Jim Perry (7th District) has been named a “2019 Jobs Champion” by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The honor came to Perry, a Kinston resident who serves both Wayne … 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
An idea that started in Maine back in 1992 to decorate 5,000 veterans’ gravestones with wreaths has now spread to 253,000 veterans’ gravestones — some of which can be seen in … more
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