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Pickle Drop marks start of new year

By Steve Herring
Published in News on January 1, 2010 11:37 AM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Sisters Savannah Baker, front left, Sydney Baker, back left, and their friends Kayley Kennedy, front right, and Molly James, back right, wait for the pickle to drop into its vat in Mount Olive at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7 p.m. in Mount Olive.

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

A crowd of Mount Olive College students, along with local residents, celebrated New Year's Eve at Murphy's in downtown Mount Olive.

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News-Argus/MITCH LOEBER

Elle Dubberly, left, Brandon Jones and Amy Jo Jones celebrate the new year at The Flying Shamrock in Goldsboro shortly after midnight.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nearly 2,000 people -- packed like pickles in a jar -- jockeyed for the best vantage point Thursday night at the corner of Cucumber and Vine streets to watch a big lighted pickle make its way...

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