Area News

Rebels remain undefeated

North Duplin remained undefeated Friday night, Oct. 20, as Mendoza kicked an extra point in overtime during the game against Princeton to win 40-39.

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Early voting starts Oct. 19

By William Holloman Staff Writer Early voting across Wayne County for Municipal and Sanitary District seats begins on Thursday, October 19 and will run through November 4. Voters may cast votes at the Wayne County Board of Elections office in Goldsboro Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on the closing day,…

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MO Pickle named Wayne Industry of the Year

By William Holloman Staff Writer The Mount Olive Pickle Company was named the 2017 Industry of the Year at last week’s annual Wayne County Development Alliance annual Industry Appreciation Awards banquet. The event culminated Industry Appreciation Month. Other awards went to the Arnold-Wilbert Corporation, recipient of the Why Wayne Works Award; and Milestone Achievement Awards…

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Dudley man charged with murdering brother, dogs

By William Holloman From reports A Dudley man is being held in the Wayne County Jail without bond for the alleged murder of his brother. 22-year-old Matthew James Bohne of 120 Hideaway Circle is also charged on two counts of felony cruelty to animals after the October 2 incident. Investigators with he Wayne County Sheriff’s…

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Mayoral candidate Scott irked by campaign sign vandalism

By William Holloman Staff Writer Mount Olive mayoral candidate Joe Scott says he is bothered that vandals have destroyed one of his campaign signs and stolen several others at several locations throughout town. Scott, an incumbent town commissioner in district 4, has filed a report with Mount Olive Police. The complaint is being investigated, officials…

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One arrested for Mount Olive armed robbery; another sought

By William Holloman From reports One man is already in jail and another being sought for a pair of back-to-back July armed robberies of two Dollar General Stores, one of them in Mount Olive. Jailed under a $275,000 bond is 36-year-old Anthony Demarcus Langston of 905 Sixth Street in Goldsboro. He is charged on two…

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Mount Olive woman charged with meth possession

On the same day that Goldsboro Police found a meth lab in the city, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a pair on crystal meth charges, one of whom was from Mount Olive. According to their report, on Wednesday, September 27, members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit were called by Probation and…

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Historic heroin bust on Emmaus Church Road

By William Holloman From reports A joint probe by investigators from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has resulted in a heroin trafficking charge, seizure of nearly 10 pounds of pure heroin, and one of the biggest drug busts ever in the county. An Albertson man is charged on…

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