Area News

Dudley chop shop located; Williams sought in connection

By William Holloman From reports A number of motor vehicle theft and possession of stolen property charges have been filed against a Dudley man, 63-year-old Theodore Robinson of 124 Elkin Drive. He has been jailed and another is being sought in an alleged auto theft ring that included a “chop shop.” Investigators with the Wayne…

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New MO mayor, board sworn in; McDonald named Housing chairman

By William Holloman Staff Writer A standing-room-only crowd packed the Town of Mount Olive court room for the swearing in and sitting of new town board members and the mayor. Some could not even get in the room as outgoing Mayor Ray McDonald, Sr. passed the gavel to incoming Mayor Joe Scott and area dignitaries…

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Mount Olive PD investigating area thefts

By William Holloman Staff Writer A variety of thefts, business and residential break-ins, and motor vehicle issues were among incidents handled during the past week by Mount Olive Police. Officials at J&R Landscaping at 612 Northwest Center Street complained to police someone entered the business and stole more than a thousand dollars worth of items.…

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W. Carroll Turner awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

By William Holloman Staff Writer Another Mount Olive citizen has been recognized and honored by being named recipient of the State of North Carolina’s most prestigious award for civilians: the coveted Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award from the Governor’s office recognizes citizens with outstanding years of service to their community. The award…

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Town board abolishes housing authority

By William Holloman Staff Writer Action taken by the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners after a closed meeting last week abolishes the Mount Olive Housing Authority and directs action to reorganize its board of directors. The abolishment is effective on February 13. The decision came after the board, in routine session, went behind closed…

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Scott, Darden, Wiggins win Mount Olive races

By William Holloman Staff Writer Mount Olive has a new mayor and two newcomers to its board of commissioners. One-quarter of eligible voters, an unusually high number, turned out at the two polling precincts here for last week’s “off-year” municipal election. They gave Joe Scott a 67-percent margin of victory for the mayor’s seat over…

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