Posted by and on Jun 28, 2012 in Featured, Immigration, Topics

Mount Olive is a small town of 4,600 in eastern North Carolina. The town is mostly known as the home of the Mount Olive pickle company, or it was until a year and a half ago, when Haitian immigrants began settling there. Eighteen months later, estimates on the number of Haitians in the area range from a few hundred to as much as 6,000. After decades of Latino migration, residents of eastern North Carolina are no strangers to immigration. But the rapid influx of Haitians has presented unique changes and challenges to the sleepy Southern town.