Register of Deeds Recognized by Veterans Council

For immediate release, February 28, 2024:

Front row: Register of Deeds Craig Olive (center), Johnston County Veterans Council President Larry Pittman (left) and Veterans Services Director Robert Boyette (right).
Back row from left: County Commissioners April Stephens, Tony Braswell, Butch Lawter, Ted Godwin, and Dickie Braswell



Craig Olive, Johnston County Register of Deeds, was recognized by the Johnston County Veterans Council recently at the County Commissioners Meeting. The award was presented by Robert Boyette, Director of Veterans Service. The recognition stems from Mr. Olive’s years of dedication, service and support of the veterans of Johnston County.

He created and implemented the Johnston County “Thank-A-Vet” program in 2016. This program encourages veterans to record their DD-214 (military discharge paperwork) as a way to protect the document from identity theft, damage and loss. The DD-214 is placed in safe keeping in the Register of Deeds Office as a benefit to the veteran.

“I am very pleased with the program that we have implemented for our veterans. We are helping our veterans by recording their military discharges. Recording the document protects them from identity theft, and at the same
time, provides them with a program to get discounts from area businesses,” states Olive.

Mr. Olive has been a humble public servant for all of his adult life and serving others has always been at the core of his values. This recognition by the Veterans Council is an honor for him as he has placed a high value on honoring and serving veterans in any way he can in his role as Register of Deeds.

“Craig Olive has a heart for helping veterans. He has family members who have served in the military and service is just part of Craig’s DNA. Craig has implemented programs such as the “Thank-A-Vet” program simply because he wanted to provide a service that would not only benefit veterans, but would also benefit the families of veterans. Craig is a true servant to the public and the veterans of Johnston County,” Mr. Boyette stated.


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