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Barbecue plate sale raises $45K for families fighting cancer

It started with an idea to hold a barbecue plate sale to raise funds for local families battling cancer during the holidays in the Calypso area. But then local businesses joined the cause, volunteers …

Mount Olive hosts annual Christmas parade

Families were treated to an almost hour-long Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Mount Olive. Watching the second-most entries ever, families were spoiled with candy and entertainment …

New mayor seated with emotional moments

Mount Olive’s newly-elected Mayor Kenny Talton was sworn into office and seated with emotional moments at the Dec. 2 meeting of the town board, and it was all witnessed by an overflowing crowd at …

New edible garden to feed the hungry coming to fruition

An idea to breathe new life into an old arboretum that had fallen into decay, but could now help feed the hungry, could be very close to fruition on the campus of Southern Wayne High …
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New vehicle replacement policy under review
Town council members and the town manager will meet with officials from Fleet Management Enterprise on Dec. 17 to look at the town’s …
Sales tax revenue may exceed $1 million for first time
The projected estimate for current fiscal year sales tax revenue has climbed to $880,684 for the town of Mount Olive, up from the …
New restaurant getting attention
The opening of the new seafood and barbecue restaurant in downtown Mount Olive is being met with positive comments from customers …
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Police: Drunken pair arrested after baby found in back seat
A Dudley couple is behind bars after deputies say they found them drunk and disorderly in a parking lot at a Mar-Mac Dollar General …
DJ (and Mt. Olive employee) L.J. Manley leads the New Year’s Eve crowd in line dancing..
Mount Olive Pickle Drop will have different venue for 2019
The 20th annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will see a significant change this December – but only for one year. Because of a …
From left, Joyce Bowden of Grantham shows off her first place ribbon and Amanda Birmingham of Pikeville holds her second place ribbon for having the best dishes in the collard recipe contest at the Farm Credit Farmers Market.
Bowden, Birmingham win collard contest
With locally grown collards now being harvested, the Farm Credit Farmers Market recently held a collard recipe contest to celebrate …
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How to make your poinsettia last

Poinsettias are a very common site during the Christmas holidays. You can find them in a wide range of colors from reds, pinks, marbles and whites. With proper care, poinsettias will provide color …

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