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BOONE — A Christmas tradition continues with a live Christmas tree being the centerpiece in many N.C. homes and across the country this holiday season. Despite another year dealing with COVID-19 and the rising cost of inflation, live tree sales were up about 20% this year.

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RALEIGH — If you are checking your list twice this week, small businesses across the state are ready for you to stop by. With national supply chain problems plaguing online retailers, small brick and mortars say that last minute gifts are on their shelves, giving them an edge over online retailers.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021 18:57

Sheriff, Santa deliver toys in Ellerbe

ELLERBE — Children jumped for joy — and some did backflips — as Santa Claus made his way through town Wednesday afternoon.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 15:59

COLUMN: A memory from Christmas past

Now that I'm retired, I like to go to auctions, flea markets and yard sales. You just never know what you will find. 

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 15:37

‘Tis the season for hunting and fishing

RALEIGH — The holidays are here, and so are North Carolina’s most popular hunting days. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are traditionally very active hunting days, and with people continuing to recreate outdoors due to COVID-19, wildlife law enforcement officers at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission expect this year will be no exception.

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ELLERBE — Sheriff Mark Gulledge and his elves will be heading north to deliver toys in a giveaway parade Wednesday.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 11:10

Most state roadway projects halting for holidays

RALEIGH — Most state road construction projects will be suspended to help ease highway traffic for the upcoming holidays.

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CHARLOTTE — Yuri Lopez was orphaned at the age of two and spent her childhood shifting between 14 orphanages in Honduras. But her life was transformed one Christmas when she received a shoebox filled with gifts from the North Carolina-based international Christian ministry Samaritan’s Purse. That’s when she “experienced hope for the very first time.”

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ROCKINGHAM — While police officers were walking up and down the aisles of Walmart with kids to pick out toys, two members of the Rockingham Fire Department were doing the same.

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