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Monday afternoon members of the Dudley Fire Department were dispatched to a "possible structure fire" on Brogden Street just off of the Old Mount Olive Highway. As firefighters arrived on the scene they found that the fire... more
Wayne Community College will bring a Tar Heel spin to science on April 13. The college’s Homegrown Science in N.C. event will allow the whole family to participate in short experiments and view … more
Wayne County Public Schools will hold its Kindergarten Registration Day on Thursday, April 18 at all 14 elementary schools. Registration will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.. “Our schools look … more
Around July 1, the town of Mount Olive should take possession of 19 new vehicles in the effort to replace the town’s aging vehicular fleet of 45. Several months ago, the town board authorized … more
Pearl Harbor survivor J.L. Wilson recently spoke to a group of history students and community members at the University of Mount Olive. The 99-year-old, who is one of the few remaining survivors … more
Authorities say no living people are suspected of involvement in the shooting deaths of two women in a rural Wayne County home last week. “There is no evidence that a third person was … more
CALYPSO — Longtime Calypso Town Clerk Loretta Lanier has retired effective last Friday. She has served as town clerk and tax collector for nearly 18 years in the Duplin County town. Her … more
The Mount Olive town board is considering another water rate hike for the upcoming new fiscal year, beginning in July. Town Manager Charles Brown said a 5 percent monthly hike is under review. It … more
For the third year in a row, Eastern Wayne Elementary students successfully put their reading skills to the test by winning Wayne County Public Schools’ annual Elementary Battle of the Books … more
Consultants have recommended a site for the Mount Olive Fire Department’s new home. Town Manager Charles Brown said he’s keeping the site’s location under wraps until a study committee has … more
New body cameras are currently being tested for the Mount Olive Police Department. “We are currently testing four different models to determine which model is best for use in our department, … more
The town of Mount Olive’s effort to convert a portion of the old Carver School into a disaster shelter is still an issue waiting for federal funding. “The monies we requested are still there, … more
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