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Pending Weather Causes Changes in UMO’s Homecoming Activities

University of Mount Olive officials have made some changes to this weekend’s outdoor Homecoming festivities due to the predicted cold and rainy weather. The golf tournament schedule for Friday, November 15, has been canceled. Additionally, Family Fun Day scheduled for 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday has also been called off.

Groundwork begins for new Southern Wayne gym

Daniels & Daniels of Goldsboro began work on the site of the new Southern Wayne High School gym on Oct. 15, moving soil to clear the way for its foundation. A new gym is becoming more real …

Annual tree lighting scheduled

The annual tree lighting ceremony kicking off the holiday season was once held on Center Street. That changed five years ago when officials gave notice the town would move the event to an old …

Plans to convert old rescue facility for police department nearing completion

A study to determine detailed specifications and the expense to convert the old rescue facility into a new headquarters for the Mount Olive Police Department should be completed sometime within the …
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Mount Olive officer Jose Trinidad shows off his new 9 mm sidearm. Mount Olive police have replaced their 40 caliber service weapons with new 9 mm Glocks.
Police sporting new sidearms
New service weapons have been issued to the 16 members of the Mount Olive Police Department and all officers have been re-qualified …
University of Mount Olive Choir Director Jonathan Saeger directs the UMO Choir at the All-Star Festival.
UMO hosts third annual All-Star Choir Festival
The University of Mount Olive recently held its third annual All-Star Choir Festival for surrounding high school and home school …
SBA disaster assistance available to North Carolina
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that do …
UMO fall show, reception to feature senior artists
The University of Mount Olive will host its senior fall Art Show reception on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art …
USDA offers disaster assistance for NC farmers hurt in 2018, 2019
Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through …
UMO to hold annual Founders Day event
The University of Mount Olive will hold its annual Founders Day at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper …
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Welcome aboard; time to go to work

That was quite a song the fat lady sang this time. When all the music stopped the fat lady said we will see a changing of the guard next month. Mayor-elect Kenny Talton will be sworn in at the …

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