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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Graduating senior Emily Woodward received the distinguished Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Mount Olive’s December Commencement. The award is presented to … more
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