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Chamber looking for award nominees

The annual awards banquet of the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce will be held Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot on Main Street. Chamber President Julie Beck is urging area civic clubs to get involved and recognize someone during the event.

The chamber will present four awards — the Ruff Huggins Service Award, the Moses E. King Contributions to the Community award, the Lillian B. Langley Award and the Spirit of the Chamber Award. Other awards will include: Business of the Year, Distinguished Educator of the Year, Outstanding Senior of the Year and Outstanding Youth of the Year. The town will present public service awards to a fireman and a policeman.

Citizens and businesses in Mount Olive, Calypso, Grantham, Faison, Mar Mac, Dudley and Seven Springs are eligible for nomination.

Nomination forms may be picked up at the chamber office in Mount Olive at 123 N. Center St. Nomination deadline is Feb. 18.

Tickets for the banquet are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. It will feature a sit-down dinner provided by Texas Roadhouse. For more information, contact Ms. Beck at 919-658-3113.

Carver Alumni Black History Banquet is Friday

The Carver High School Alumni Association and Friends Inc. will host its annual Black History Banquet Friday at 6 p.m. in the Carver Cultural Center Banquet Hall, 612 S. Breazeale Ave., Mount Olive. Guest speaker for the occasion will be Patricia Beier, executive director for Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency Inc. (WAGES), a large community action agency in Goldsboro.

Guest youth performers will be Christopher Adams and Mi ‘Yale Samuel of Ministry in Motion Mime Team under the direction of Tasha Adams.

Free admission for ticket holders only. Should you have questions, contact Linda Pigford, ticket coordinator, at 919-658-9718.

Enviva Sampson to have ribbon-cutting

The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at 10 a.m. for new chamber member Enviva Sampson. Enviva is located at 11499 Faison Highway, Faison.

Annual Gospel Musical Concert & Christian Fellowship

On Saturday at 3 p.m., the Carver High School Alumni Association and Friends Inc. will host its fifth annual Gospel Musical Concert and Christian Fellowship in the Carver Cultural Center Banquet Hall at 612 Breazeale Ave., Mount Olive.

Back by popular demand will be Apostle Norbert Simmons & the Gospelaires and guest soloist Eldress Mary Ester Ashford. One Accord, another well-known and popular local gospel group, will perform for the first time in this celebration.

Advance tickets cost $10; however you can pay at the door. For tickets and concert information contact: Linda Pigford at 919-658-9718; Linda Oliver, 919-658-9731; Lula Powell, 919-440-7765; Comatha B. Johnson, 919-734-1513; Granger Martin, 919-426-4699; or Cassandra Rush, 301-800-9513.

All proceeds will benefit the Alumni Scholarship fund.

Get info on Social Security benefits

Social Security Administration representative Ethel Barnes will give a free talk about Social Security benefits Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Rones Chapel Area Community Center (RCACC). Ms. Barnes will outline benefits including some you may not be aware of and will be available for questions.

RCACC is located at 126 West NC Hwy 403, Mount Olive, about 2 miles from the railroad tracks on Center Street near the intersection of Rones Chapel Road and Summerlin’s Crossroads Road and Hwy 403. Follow James Street east as it turns into Rones Chapel Road and continue. At the stop sign at the flashing light at the end of Rones Chapel Road, turn right at the Friendly Mart onto N.C. 403. RCACC is the next building on the right.

The public is invited to come early to join in an optional covered dish supper at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Connie at 919-658-0476.

Allied Health Programs subject of info sessions 

Wayne Community College has scheduled two information sessions for anyone considering entering the allied health field. 

The hour-long meetings will be held at noon and 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Room 225 of the Pine Building on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

The hour-long presentations will cover career opportunities as well as WCC admission criteria for 2019, financial aid options, and program expectations. The practical and associate degree nursing, dental hygiene and assisting, medical assisting, medical laboratory, and pharmacy programs will be discussed. No reservation or advance registration is required.

Individual appointments are available for anyone who cannot attend these sessions. 

For more information, contact Counselor Carl Brow at (919) 739-6727 or

Fox hunt slated Saturday

The annual Washington’s Day Fox Hunt will be held Saturday at the Albertson Ruritan Community Building, N.C. 111, Albertson. Breakfast will be served from 5 until 8 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 7 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a plate sale consisting of barbecued chicken, barbecued pork and fish stew. Proceeds from the event will be shared by the Albertson Ruritan Club, Volunteer Fire Department and Recreation Center. This is the 34th annual Field Trials for Fox & Deer. To register dogs, call 252-568-4703.


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