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SEVEN SPRINGS — For the last four decades, a Whitfield has roamed the halls and athletic fields at Spring Creek. That will change in 2021. Heath Whitfield officially retired as athletic … more
Investigators have arrested a Newton Grove woman on felony drug charges. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office apprehended 33-year-old Samantha Jo Spell, 1111 N.C. Highway 50, during a traffic … more
Town officials continue to search for a town clerk and finance officer.Kay Anderson, who has served in both positions for 41 years, plans to retire Feb. 1. Town Manager Jammie Royall said two … more
Beware of telephone scam calls during the holiday season, according to Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce. Scammers often use this time of year to prey on generous individuals, particularly the … more
Plans have stalled to relocate the Mount Olive Police Department. Town officials had hoped to occupy a vacant facility on Northwest Center Street a year ago. The $150,000 project has been … more
For more than a month, leadership from Wayne County Public Schools and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, in conjunction with a small delegate of elected officials and county staff, have been exploring … more
A pre-bid conference for interior work replacement and equipment updates at the town’s wastewater treatment plant has cleared the way for setting an actual bid-opening date. Technical issues … more
Despite the historic COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Olive has experienced a “year of firsts.” New Town Manager Jammie Royall said the selection of a manager of color (himself) was a big … more
The University of Mount Olive has received $1 million in grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grants made through Lily Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry initiative will enable UMO to … more
Edward Martinez of Mount Olive and Devin Ray James of Dudley are among the 77th Basic Law Enforcement Training class to graduate from Wayne Community College. The cadets, along with their … more
One mother is pushing for a ride-sharing program at the University of Mount Olive to save students from the fate her daughter and classmates succumbed to in a deadly March wreck. And as hard as … more
Lifetime local resident Jason Hughes is Mount Olive’s newest police chief. Town officials selected Hughes to replace Tommy Brown, who retired last August. Hughes has been with the Mount … more
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