Calypso Recreation Board resigns

By Barry Merrill Tribune Publisher Earlier this year some young parents volunteered to serve on the Calypso Recreation Board, vowing to work to clean up a number of problems. After a spring and summer ball season, almost all of the exhausted parents have resigned. Calypso Recreation Commissioner Cynthia Reynolds delivered the bad news to the…

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Calypso Board grouses over planning board

By Barry Merrill Tribune Publisher The Calypso Planning Board recommended the town take legal steps to allow a property owner to get clear title to sell her property, but after the planning board chairman left, some board members said they resented him telling them what they should do. The Town Board called for a public…

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Florence swamps Wayne, SE counties

By William Holloman Staff Writer Preparations here in Mount Olive for Hurricane Florence got an early start, and actually began a week ago when Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott issued serious concerns at the monthly town board meeting. Those concerns appeared to be well-founded, due to hazardous conditions still present at press time. “We have…

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MO begins knocking down eyesores

By William Holloman Staff Writer Another residential eyesore in town has been taken down. The latest removal was a structure at 110 Pollock Street, and Mayor Joe Scott said the clean-up effort is far from over. “We are going to piece by piece get rid of these structures that are nothing more than an eyesore…

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Town buys banners to dress up downtown

By William Holloman Staff Writer Residents and merchants will soon see new seasonal banners in the downtown business district as Mayor Joe Scott continues with his downtown beautification program. Twelve new fall-themed banners will replace those now up in the downtown area between James and Main Streets. Current banners reflect a patriotic theme. Two other…

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School Board to endorse sales tax hike Tues.

By Barry Merrill Tribune Publisher Bulldozers will be at work clearing the way for a new Southern Wayne High School gym virtually the day after Wayne County passes a sales tax referendum. That was the confident prediction of Wayne County Schools administration after an informal discussion last Thursday between Wayne School Board members, Wayne County…

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Tribune to livestream North Duplin football Friday

By Barry Merrill Tribune Publisher Tribune Streaming Services will return to H.E. Grubbs Field Friday night on the campus of North Duplin to present another Rebels football game. As always, the Tribune urges all who can to come out and root for the Rebels. If you can’t, or even if you want to watch it…

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MO considers changes to animal ordinance

By William Holloman Staff Writer Another public hearing on animal control regulation changes is scheduled for the September 10 meeting of the Mount Olive Town Boards of Commissioners. A five-member committee appointed two months ago by Mayor Joe Scott has been working on proposed changes and plans for stricter enforcement. The town board will be…

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New terminal, hangar in MO airport 10 year plan

By William Holloman Staff Writer The Mount Olive Municipal Airport Board of Directors has been given the go-ahead to begin another 10-year capital improvement plan. Completion of the new airport layout plan is expected to take about six months. Top priorities on that list will include a new terminal facility, fencing around the perimeter of…

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Commissioners approve grant to aid $6 million Case Farms expansion

By Barry Merrill Tribune Publisher Wayne County Commissioners approved a property tax decrease, in the form of a grant program, to assist Case Farms of Dudley in a $6 million expansion of their operations. Tiffany Creech of the Wayne County Development Authority appeared before the commissioners at their meeting last Tuesday to request the grant…

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