A beloved North Carolina barbecue restaurant has closed over apparent tax problems.
Multiple news outlets report Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro recently shut its doors, with a sign posted saying the property had been seized due to nonpayment of taxes.
WRAL-TV reported the Wayne County Clerk of Court said multiple tax liens had been filed against the restaurant, totaling more than $70,000 in tax liability.
State Department of Revenue spokesman Schorr Johnson said the owners can pay back taxes and regain control of the business.
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Since opening in 1962, Wilber's has developed a reputation as an important stop for politicians, locals and barbecue-seeking tourists.
Longtime pitmaster Keith Ward told WRAL that he's spent his life working there. He said the owners are good people to work for.