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Friday, November 19, 2010

Railroad tie repairs cause traffic snarl

Railroad improvement work closed the intersection of Royall Avenue, Berkeley Boulevard and Central Heights Road for most of Thursday and into this morning, creating traffic snarls and long delays and detours for drivers. The state Department of Transportation closed...

MPO eyes plans for highway speedup

Brad Gurley said he is happy about the news that the U.S. 70 Bypass will be completed by 2016 even though it slices through his property. "I can get my bags packed and get off the property any day," Gurley...

Health officials keep eye on center outbreak

Recent weeks have been particularly busy for the Health Department, since the hepatitis B outbreak at GlenCare assisted living facility in Mount Olive, where eight cases were diagnosed and five residents died. Two state reports released over the past week...

County classrooms get thousands in grants

Veteran educator Tracy Salter is always looking for creative ways to teach her first-grade students. In the 21st century, that means one thing -- technology. "With first grade, I have to teach the skills on the computer and in the...

Mt. Olive Pickle to add on to its distribution center

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mt. Olive Pickle Co. breaks ground this week on an environmentally friendly expansion project that will double the size of its warehouse capacity. The company will add 138,000 square feet to its 170,000-square-foot distribution center...