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Downtown beautification efforts still underway

Beautification efforts in downtown Mount Olive continue in full swing. Making the town look good was a major concern of former Mayor Joe Scott and was a priority in the platform of current Mayor …

Town may support sales tax referendum

The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners was expected to approve a resolution of support to add a quarter of a cent to its sales tax in a referendum proposed by county commissioners at the …

Two special board meetings set for January

Two special-called meetings of the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners have been called for the month of January. The board will meet at 9 a.m. and at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Historic Train …

Dudley man accused of discarding meth while talking to cops

A Dudley man is accused of attempting to discard methamphetamine while talking to deputies, who stopped to check out a suspicious car on Dec. 28, according to a release from the Wayne County …
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Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt addresses the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners at last week's monthly meeting and sought support for a quarter cents sales tax increase referendum to finance school capital improvements. Next to Honeycutt is Wayne County Public Schools Superintendent Michael Dunsmore. In background, from left, are town attorney Carroll Turner and town board members Barbara Kornegay and Harlie Carmichael.
Commissioners support sales tax hike
The Mount Olive Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution endorsing the proposed quarter-cent sales tax issue that will …
New signs will do more than tell you how fast you’re driving
Who’s watching? The Mount Olive Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in the county to install surveillance …
Beekeeping class to begin Jan. 18
Pollinators account for one-third of the food on your table. Join in a class to learn about honeybees and how you can keep bees and …
Town mulls over trash issue
Ongoing complaints about trash service are a daily issue at the town manager’s office, and now those complaints are reaching the …
Town considers disaster recovery funds for needed projects
Town officials are eyeing with interest the recent announcement from the state that $160 million is being made available in disaster …
The Wayne County Board of Education discusses the proposed school projects fund before its joint meeting with the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.
Commissioners, Board of Education approve school projects fund
GOLDSBORO - A five-year plan to complete 40 school projects in Wayne County can begin if voters approve a quarter-cent sales and use …
From the Opinion pages

Prudence needed on voter ID

RALEIGH — “Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them …

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