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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pickle planners prepare for another festival of fun

Committee members for the 26th Mt. Olive Pickle Festival are heading to Charlotte this weekend for the Carolina Showfest to attend workshops and, hopefully, to take home multiple awards. Chairperson Julie Beck said the festival is competing in about...

Spying on the city's traffic signals

Bobby Croom's commute from Wilson to his City Hall office takes him down Interstate 795 to Ash Street, so it's not likely the traffic signals on Wayne Memorial Drive and Berkeley Boulevard would have much effect on him. But...

Kennedy's miracle

The Dean family's best Christmas present did not come in a box. It was the news that 7-year-old Kennedy was coming home after spending 104 days at Pitt Memorial Hospital recovering from a brain hemorrhage that could have taken...

County: Survey not bid to take over

A county government survey of its volunteer fire departments is absolutely not intended as the beginning of an effort to take over their operations, County Manager Lee Smith says. The survey is intended to give county officials an idea of...

F-15E makes history

On a "moonless" February night in 1991, a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base F-15E saved a small group of American troops that was pinned down just outside Baghdad -- and made history when it became the first Strike Eagle to...

LaGrange man sentenced on federal charges

A LaGrange man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges. Terrace Levon Jones, 26, of LaGrange, was sentenced this week by Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard...