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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Williams, mayor stand up for Southern Wayne

By Barry Merrill Tribune Publisher Mount Olive community leaders spoke up to county leaders last week, asking them to fund proposed improvements at Southern Wayne High School. Lynn Williams, Public Relations Director at Mount Olive Pickle Company, and Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott were among the speakers urging Wayne County commissioners to follow through on…

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Returning ND Principal Jones looks forward to ‘18-19

By Robert J. Sivori Staff Writer North Duplin Jr./Sr. High School Principal Anthony Jones is still the high-caliber, proper-education-driven math teacher who spent over 17 years in the classroom before moving up to school administration. Now, back at North Duplin, his headquarters experience will continue to improve ND’s student performance and increase the graduation percentage.…

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Deputy Philip Jones honored

By Robert J. Sivori Staff Writer At the recently Duplin County Board of Education meeting, Deputy Philip Jones, School Resource Officer at North Duplin Jr./Sr. High School, received a special award for above and beyond dedication to protecting children last October. During the early morning on October 18, 2017, a pre-school bus broke down on…

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MO to hammer down on overgrown lots

By William Holloman Staff Writer The days of privately-owned property blanketed with overgrown weeds and grass, routinely maintained by the town at taxpayers’ expense, are about to be over. Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott and the town’s board of commissioners clearly state they are tired of it and say action is on the way that…

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Pickle Plant asking for road for increased truck traffic

By William Holloman Staff Writer An effort by the Mount Olive Pickle Company to get a road from NC Highway 55 over to Talton Avenue to ease traffic congestion and provide a better truck route to the company facilities has been endorsed by the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners. The town board last week…

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7/28 deluge causes sewer spill

By William Holloman Staff Writer A sewage spill resulted from heavy rainfall last week, and approximately 45,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the nearby headwaters of the Northeast/Cape Fear River. The sanitary sewer overflow was inside the town’s wastewater treatment plant. The spill happened on Monday of last week around 8 p.m. and lasted…

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