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50 years of Pig: Wilber's Barbecue celebrates half century

By Aaron Moore
Published in News on July 22, 2012 1:50 AM

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Wilber Shirley and his barbecue have become legendary in eastern North Carolina. Shirley has been serving his old-style barbecue for half a century and has served many notable patrons, including Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.

It's not just the barbecue that keeps people coming back. For many, it's the idea of walking into Wilber's Barbecue and seeing Wilber himself behind the counter in his customary jeans and Wilber's cap, ready with a friendly word...

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