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for The State Vol. 14 Issue 30, Dec 1946
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Airplanes became the solution to open new territory for avid duck hunters. During the early 20th century, hunting for fowl was popular and traditional sport along the Outer Banks. So predominate was the sport that by the 1940s fowl populations were already dwindling, pushing hunters to more remote areas accessible only by plane. It was during this period the government began to regulate the number of birds bagged in a given season to protect the diminishing populations of ducks and geese that landed on the eastern shore of North Carolina.
Lovefeasts are a Moravian tradition involving community gatherings on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Christ. Simplicity and community are the hallmarks of lovefeasts, often observed with simple food and song. It is believed the first recorded lovefeast was on August 13, 1727 in Saxony. Though Christmas is a larger celebration, smaller more intimate lovefeasts take place to observe more personal events like birthdays and funerals.
Morrison reports on a study of the Brown Mountain Lights conducted by him, and a chemist, electrical engineer, civil engineer, and business administrator. This article is a report of their findings.