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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Johnny Walker dies at age 87

MOUNT OLIVE -- John N. "Johnny" Walker, the Mt. Olive Pickle Co. president emeritus who was as much at home on the pickle-packing line as he was the boardroom, and who elevated pickle puns to an art form, has died....

Stolen car recovered from Neuse River

A 2010 Chevrolet Equinox stolen from Holly Springs last week was pulled out of the Neuse River Monday, about a quarter of mile down river from the boat ramp at Bill Lane Boulevard. No body was found inside and no...

Baseball proposed for Goldsboro

Ernest Lofton remembers the tin roofs that only the biggest home run hitters could rattle. Bob Malpass remembers how bringing back a home run ball from over the fence meant free admission. Lofton remembers taking advantage of that, too....

Commissioners tour, eye county facilities

Overall, Monday's tour of county-owned facilities produced no surprises, other than the number of buildings that need roof replacements, said Wayne County Commission Vice Chairman Ray Mayo. "I was not aware that we had that many," said Mayo, chairman of...