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Possible case of coronavirus reported in NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible case of infection with the newly discovered 2019 coronavirus. The individual recently traveled to China and passed through Wuhan City, where the outbreak originated, but had not visited the seafood and animal market that was linked to many early cases. This person arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Jan. 23.

Town applies for special order of consent

An application from the town of Mount Olive to state authorities seeking a Special Order of Consent for additional sewer service was submitted to authorities last week. The application asks State …

WCPS schedules information meetings about school projects, proposed sales tax

The first of six informational meetings about school projects and the proposed one-quarter of a cent sales and use tax in Wayne County is scheduled for Jan. 23 at Charles B. Aycock High …

Pair arrested on firearms charge

A Mount Olive man and a Grantham woman have been arrested on a weapon charge by investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-three-year-old Jamal Tyjuan Pearsall of 310 Beems …
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Local students make dean’s list
The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at Pensacola Christian College. Crystal Rangel of Calypso and …
Chili cook-off for missions Feb. 2
Do you cook and have a golden spoon? Commissioned Hearts of Rosewood Baptist Church has planned a Soup and Chili Cook-Off on Feb. …
Wayne County Detention Officer Donald Rhue is promoted to the rank of corporal at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce presents the honor.
Officers promoted, commended in recent ceremony
Seven officers in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department were promoted by Sheriff Larry Pierce in recent ceremonies at the Wayne …
Hybrid vehicle ‘not suited’ for local police
The town of Mount Olive is moving into the second year of its way of replacing vehicles, a change a year ago that has already provided …
The University of Mount Olive faces Erskine (SC) University for its 38th annual Church Night on Saturday. The women tip off at 4 p.m., followed by the men.
UMO to host 38th annual Church Night
The University of Mount Olive men’s and women’s basketball teams play host to Conference Carolinas rival Erskine (S.C.) University …
Budget prep underway
Budget preparations on how taxpayer funds will be spent for the upcoming fiscal year in the town of Mount Olive are in full …
From the Opinion pages

Virginia backlash shows gun control deeply unpopular

Eight North Carolina counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a preemptive strike against gun control measures like those making their way to the lawbooks in neighboring …

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