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05/08/11 — Mount Olive's newest 'immigrants'

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Mount Olive's newest 'immigrants'

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on May 8, 2011 1:50 AM

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Edgar Fragelus makes a Haitian lunch in his restaurant in downtown in Mount Olive. Fragelus is disappointed in the business he has seen since opening the restaurant. State Haitian community leaders hope Fragelus can make it through the hard time and turn his place into a meeting place for the Haitian community.

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A sudden influx of Haitians in Mount Olive has several networks talking to each other to find ways to bring new immigrants into the community. The Rev. Erilus St. Sauveur and Paulette Bekolo are part of a group of clergy who are working to make the Haitians' transition to North Carolina easier.

MOUNT OLIVE -- When Edgar Fragelus came to Mount Olive he thought he would be improving his situation. A restaurateur in Miami for nearly 25 years, he had seen his business slump in recent years. So when he heard...

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