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Category Archives: Local News

Wreath-Laying Ceremony At Maplewood Cemetery (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wreath-Laying Ceremony At Maplewood Cemetery (PHOTO GALLERY)

There it stood amidst the graves.  Torn and tattered not by war, but by standing tall over time.  Flying graciously over the final resting place of those that sacrificed all in the name of freedom. Members and auxiliary members of VFW Post 9959 in Mount Olive met Sunday afternoon to honor our fallen heroes by…read more »

Early Morning Garage Fire In Seven Springs (PHOTO GALLERY)

Early Morning Garage Fire In Seven Springs (PHOTO GALLERY)

An early morning blaze brings out firefighters from three counties. Around 1:30 AM Monday morning, the large blaze broke out in the old Casey’s Garage, located on Highway 55 in Seven Springs. Firefighters from Seven Springs, Pricetown, Indian Springs, Elroy, La Grange, Sandy Bottom, Mount Olive, and Albertson, as well as Wayne County EMS, all…read more »

Wilber’s Barbecue Previews Opening Menu

Wilber’s Barbecue Previews Opening Menu

Wilber’s Barbecue – the iconic Eastern North Carolina barbecue destination in Goldsboro, NC which opened in 1962 and will re-open soon – is sharing its opening menu. “One of the things that makes Wilber’s so special is our open pit and old-fashioned approach to cooking over oak wood embers, so we’re focusing on the pit and all the…read more »

Mt. Olive Holds Second Senior Parade On Tuesday

Mt. Olive Holds Second Senior Parade On Tuesday

The Town of Mount Olive’s second parade honoring its graduating high school seniors is planned for this Tuesday, May 26th.  The Mount Olive area seniors graduating from North Duplin, Spring Creek, Wayne Early Middle, Wayne County Day, Wayne Christian and Faith Christian are invited to line up at Carver Elementary School (400 Old Seven Springs…read more »

Vehicles Collide On Highway 13 South (PHOTOS)

Vehicles Collide On Highway 13 South (PHOTOS)

Late Saturday afternoon, Mar-Mac firefighters and several Wayne County EMS units were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 13 South and Providence Church Road. As fire and EMS arrived, they found a white Jeep and a Chevrolet pickup truck sitting on the shoulders of the road. Both…read more »

Driver Flees After Car Crashes Into Ditch (PHOTOS)

Driver Flees After Car Crashes Into Ditch (PHOTOS)

An early Sunday morning vehicle crash sent New Hope and El-Roy firefighters as well as EMS to the 500 block of North Beston Road. As fire and EMS arrived on the scene, they found a single vehicle accident with the car upside down in a ditch engulfed in flames.  The driver was nowhere to be…read more »

Mount Olive Employees Thanked For Their Service (PHOTO GALLERY)

Mount Olive Employees Thanked For Their Service (PHOTO GALLERY)

Mount Olive Town Commissioner Vicky Darden and other officials took time out on Thursday to serve up lunch to all town employees. The meal was provided by the Pizza Village of Mount Olive. The lunch was served at the Old Train Depot to thank the town employees for their hard work and and dedication to…read more »

Wayne County’s Weekly COVID-19 Update

Wayne County’s Weekly COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, May 22, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 947 total positive cases of COVID-19. 69 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 409 cases are from outside any type of congregate living areas. 647 of the 947 cases are estimated to have recovered from COVID-19. An…read more »

County, Schools Formalizing Agreement For Emergency Shelters

County, Schools Formalizing Agreement For Emergency Shelters

It’s more than just a verbal agreement now.  Wayne County has approved a written agreement with Wayne County Public Schools for emergency shelters. Wayne County Emergency Management Director Aaron Stryker told the board of commissioners on Tuesday the agreement makes everything more official. Stryker says the schools have agreed to let the county use six…read more »

SHP Encourages Safe Travel During Memorial Day Holiday

SHP Encourages Safe Travel During Memorial Day Holiday

As the summer vacation season fast approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to keep safety at the forefront throughout Memorial Day weekend. Increased travel could potentially be seen across the state as restrictions associated with COVID-19 continue to ease. With this in mind, the SHP is placing emphasis on the reduction of vehicle collisions in hopes…read more »

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