Louis Orr’s etching of the Old Well in Chapel Hill is on display at the Smithfield library.
Louis Orr’s etching of the Old Well in Chapel Hill is on display at the Smithfield library. pseligson@newsobserver.com
Louis Orr’s etching of the Old Well in Chapel Hill is on display at the Smithfield library. pseligson@newsobserver.com

Johnston County’s hidden treasure now on display

November 25, 2013 12:00 AM

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