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During an afternoon ceremony at Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Feb. 24, Kolby Jessup of Turkey, received the Eagle Scout Award. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award available to youth members … more
There is a colony of feral cats hanging around on the campus of the University of Mount Olive and a few locals want to help these cats continue to be fed and possibly find a home. A group of … more
WTSB owner and broadcasting fixture Carl Lamm has announced his retirement. On March 29 he will close out a 72-year career that began in Rocky Mount. His retirement will also mark the end of the … more
North Carolina Pickle Festival 33 is set for the weekend of April 12 and 13, and live music entertainment runs the gamut of taste. It is all set to kick off on Saturday (April 13) morning at 9:10 … more
Fidelity Bank announced that Lisa Hildebrand has joined its team as assistant vice president and business solutions officer. In her new position, Mrs. Hildebrand is responsible for analyzing the … more
Richard Perez “Black History Month is important because it was the month where segregation was over and it was when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream … more
Completion of a current as-sets and inventory assessment study that has been going on for the last year and a half is ex-pected to be completed for the Town of Mount Olive within 90 days. The … more
FEMA authorities on a recent visit to Mount Olive’s wastewater treatment Plant made the observation that the dirt road leading into the facility needs paving. The narrow, winding road is about … more
The Wayne County Sherrif’s Office was called to assist the Wayne County Fire Marshal with a “vapor-air explosion” incident that sent one Dudley man to Wayne Memorial Hospital. Detective Sgt. … more
The University of Mount Olive Department of English has released the spring edition of its online literary magazine, The Olive Press. This edition contains poems, flash, essays, and short stories. … more
Sale of pickle beer in a designated beer garden during the North Carolina Pickle Festival next month was approved by the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners, but not before concerns … more
A fire that broke out shortly before midnight Thursday destroyed a historic downtown Mount Olive building and the three businesses it housed. Fire Chief Greg Wiggins said the cause of the fire has … more
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