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Every child deserves to know what it feels like to receive a Christmas gift, according to Southern Wayne’s JROTC which teamed up with Make-A-Difference Food Pantry on Thursday to make sure that … more
Budget preparations on how taxpayer funds will be spent for the upcoming fiscal year in the town of Mount Olive are in full swing. Town Manager Charles Brown said he is expecting budget requests … more
Life has come full circle for Danny King. He and his 12 siblings grew up on Hillsboro Street in Mount Olive. The family lost its father when King was 5 years old, and his mother scrapped and … more
Four people have been injured in four shootings in the last two weeks in Mount Olive. Police say the incidents are unrelated and all of them remain under investigation. Anyone with information on … more
The University of Mount Olive men’s and women’s basketball teams play host to Conference Carolinas rival Erskine (S.C.) University during the 38th annual Church Night scheduled for Jan. … more
A Mount Olive man died in a mobile home fire at 131 Cleveland Drive on the late afternoon of July 9. Mount Olive Police Chief Tommy Brown says the body of 62-year-old Eddie Ray Truzy, who lived … more
Mount Olive’s street lights have been in need of an upgrade for years. Some were 20 years old. All were mercury vapor lights. Now, more than 78% of them have been replaced with brighter … more
The town of Mount Olive is moving into the second year of its way of replacing vehicles, a change a year ago that has already provided a major maintenance savings. But as its agreement with Fleet … more
Two rural Wayne County volunteer fire departments have been awarded Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants of $2,500 each to be used for purchasing equipment. The grants went to Grantham and … more
Seven officers in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department were promoted by Sheriff Larry Pierce in recent ceremonies at the Wayne County Courthouse. Pierce also paid recognition to two other … more
The town of Mount Olive 2020-21 fiscal year budget of approximately $8 million was adopted without issue in a special-called session of the town board on June 29. Town Manager Charles Brown summed … more
One of the four members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office’s DWI Task Force has earned the coveted Drug Recognition Expert certification. Cpl. Jonathan Bachelor started working towards the … more
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