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On September 13, 2019 it was discovered during an inmate count around lunchtime that an inmate was who was working as a trustee was missing.  It was discovered through video that at approximately 6:46 am the trustee walked off from the Wayne County Detention Center.  more
18 years after the tragic events of 9/11, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest made one of his four stops today in Mount Olive to thank local first responders on First Responders Day. more
Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community. Several special events are coming up at local churches: First Baptist Church in Calypso will hold its fall revival Wednesday, Thursday and … more
‘How to Love a Monster’ Sunday Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church, 4408 N.C. Highway 111 N., Seven Springs, will host Rev. Brian Clougherty who will present the sermon “How to Love a … more
Shaw, King family to gather for reunion The annual C.S. Shaw and Jarris Etta Darden King family reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at Southern Wayne High School. Those … more
A district court judge presented a letter of award from Gov. Roy Cooper honoring local gospel group, One Accord, at an annual revival at First Baptist Missionary Church in Kenansville on Aug. … more
The following information on felony arrests was provided by local law enforcement agencies. Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 5 Darrell Wayne Laws, 42, of Dudley was charged with … more
A collision between a Jeep SUV and tractor-trailer on N.C. Highway 55 resulted in the deaths of an 18-year old and 20-year old on the night of Tuesday, Sept 3. An SUV traveling east on N.C. 55 … more
Tutor to the Top is getting a new program director. “We are very happy to announce that Mrs. Deborah Whaley has taken the position as Tutor to the Top program director,” Connie Wells said. … more
Mount Olive’s town manager said it is apparent to him that the town’s downtown district is poised for an explosion of activities. Manager Charles Brown listed a number of activities underway, … more
The sounds of hammers, saws and nail guns will soon be heard on South Center Street in downtown Mount Olive. It will be the cacophony of progress as the University of Mount Olive begins renovating … more
The lot beside the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce has been vacant for years, and is currently up for sale for $16,000. It is owned by the town. But a low bid for the land has been … more
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