A protest planned for this evening in Mount Olive has been called off. According to Mount Olive Police Chief Tommy Brown, no one had filed official paperwork to hold the demonstration in the town. Brown says police spoke to one of the organizers who has since decided to not go forward with the event at this time. Word of the Mount Olive protest had apparently been spreading on social media.
There are reports some businesses in the Town of Mount Olive have closed early due to the potential protest.