Bucklesberry man trapped in car wash for 36 hours

By Jon Dawson Although this column usually has a humorous slant, a trip to the car wash turned into a 36-hour ordeal for a Bucklesberry man last weekend. Elmore Leonard, 89, of Echo Drive, Bucklesberry, told rescue personnel it all started last Friday when he mistakenly inserted a $100 bill into an automated payment machine […]

Lenoir County family divided over utility bill

By Jon Dawson/Staff Writer When Madeline Weaver arrived home last Thursday she was shocked to be greeted by candlelight. “It wasn’t my birthday or wedding anniversary,” she said. “I convinced myself my husband was trying to be romantic…or at the very least, pre-apologize for something he’d done that I hadn’t found out about yet.” Not […]