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Old Salem is a historic area of Winston-Salem founded by a group of Moravians in 1776. The founding Moravians and those that followed gave a distinctive flavor to their town, leaving a legacy rich in traditions, especially those associated with Christmas. Some of the Moravian Yuletide traditions include thin ginger cookies, handmade beeswax candles, and lovefeasts.
For the first time, North Carolina state sales tax will be applied to the sales of electric, gas and intrastate telephone service. Beginning January 1, 1985, electric bills will include a calculation for three percent in state sales tax, which can be deducted from federal income taxes. The legislature’s intent was to carve the sales tax out of the six percent gross receipts tax that consumers were already paying.