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A North Carolina Cares Relief Grant has enabled Wayne County Museum to launch new virtual exhibit tours and “living library” history interviews on its YouTube channel and website. The … more
A new year brings challenges. However, a list of current and pending projects from 2020 remain unfinished in Mount Olive. Completion of the town’s $5.5 million wastewater treatment plant … more
Three Wayne County Public Schools will have new principals in 2021. Winter Goodson, assistant principal at Carver Heights Elementary, has been promoted to principal. She replaces Dr. Patrice … more
Each year, United Way of Wayne County tries to make sure that its most vulnerable communities have access to basic needs, education, health and wellness and financial stability. In the midst of a … more
Beautancus native Melissa Smith is a freshman at the University of Mount Olive and one of 12 students enrolled in the university’s Homegrown Teacher Academy. Funded by grants from the … more
The next N.C. Pickle Festival remains on schedule. Town officials canceled the annual, award-winning event last spring due to COVID-19. Jammie Royall, town manager, said talk of another … 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
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
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
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