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Local housing authority director optimistic

Mount Olive’s new housing authority director Al Butts was publicly introduced at a recent monthly meeting of the town board of commissioners. Butts replaces former authority director Eddie …

Lieutenant governor stops to say thanks to Mount Olive first responders

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest made a stop in Mount Olive in a tour of departments Sept. 11 to pay tribute to first responders across the state. Forest made Mount Olive the third stop in his …

Inmate missing from Wayne County Detention Center

On September 13, 2019 it was discovered during an inmate count around lunchtime that an inmate was who was working as a trustee was missing.  It was discovered through video that at approximately 6:46 am the trustee walked off from the Wayne County Detention Center. 

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest visits Mount Olive

18 years after the tragic events of 9/11, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest made one of his four stops today in Mount Olive to thank local first responders on First Responders Day.
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Public hearing set for road safety concerns
A public hearing on safety issues at Bert Martin Road and N.C. Highway 55 will be held before the Mount Olive Town Board of …
Inmate missing from Wayne County Detention Center
Officers discovered an inmate missing during an inmate count around lunchtime Friday at the Wayne County Detention Center. The inmate, …
Mount Olive Police Chief Tommy Brown addressed members of the town board last week on details of switching the 40-caliber handguns his officers currently carry with 9-mm firearms.
Police to get new weapons
The Mount Olive Police Department will be sporting new sidearm weapons within 90 days. Town commissioners, last week, approved …
Man charged with sexual assault on 6-year-old
Sheriff’s deputies have charged a Wayne County man with sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. Benito Miranda Yanez Jr., 27, of …
Events in our area
Barbecue Fundraiser Sept. 28 The Mount Olive VFW chapter is hosting a barbecue fundraiser for the club starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 …
Town’s newest road is a real pickle
It’s official. The newest road in Mount Olive has been named Pickle Road. It was unanimously approved at last week’s meeting …
From the Opinion pages

I love my truck

I love my pickup truck, and right now I am worried about the old gal. She has been hospitalized, and far as I am concerned she is under intensive care. I really don’t know what her problem is, …

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