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The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December when the Earth travels close to the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. It can be seen if one is somewhere far from lights on a clear night. The author suggests that the reader should go out and try to see such wonders for themselves.
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Marshall Rauch, a 93 year old Jewish man from Gastonia, was the biggest producer of Christmas ornaments in the world from 1962-1995. He also served in the North Carolina Senate from 1967-1998. He is still quite busy as an investor, and has lived quite a charitable life.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 7, December 2016, p106-112, il, por Periodical Website
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27405
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Mistletoe is poisonous if eaten by humans and does not float, and is famously used around Christmas for kissing. Joe Huss has boat rides on the Cashie River where people gather mistletoe, and is quite familiar with the different qualities of the plant.
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Shelby, located in Cleveland County, is home to country musicians Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs. Recently, museums were opened in the two’s honor thanks to a project called Destination Cleveland County. The project was successful, and the two museums give Shelby some tourism.
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27406
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Plant nurseries and their owners from all throughout North Carolina are given reviews. Plant nurseries are included from Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Arden.
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27409
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Eva Clark, a retired home economics teacher, has been making Santa suits for Cliff Snider, the the Santa for High Point’s Christmas Parade, since the mid-1990s. She has made him a large variety of suits, including a patriotic one after 9-11. Clark will be retiring from making the suits soon however, as she is getting along in years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 7, December 2016, p154-158, il, por Periodical Website
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Duke University Chapel’s carillon, a set of 50 bells, has been in use for over 80 years. They have a rather interesting history, and were in fact received as a gift in 1930, a bit after the bell tower was built. The bells are now a cherished part of the university, and shall be for many years to come.
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27408
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In Halifax, North Carolina, Glenn Wilson opened a restaurant in 2015 called The Hen & Hog to try to revitalize the community. The restaurant serves original dishes with southern influences, and seems to have had a positive influence on the community of Halifax so far.
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36988
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One of the two standing antebellum depots in North Carolina becomes part of history in the making as a site for weddings and transportation museum opened year around. Its architectural history is still in view in parts of the original structure intact, such as its doors and ceiling beams. Ways it has played a part of the state’s history was Confederate headquarters and stop on the Wilmington to Weldon railroad line.
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36987
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Through decoy carving, the man also known as “Brother” upkeeps a local tradition, while up keeping a name for himself in national collections and competitions.