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Forestry Service to Harvest of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in NC Tomorrow

Forestry Service to Harvest of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in NC Tomorrow

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In the Background soaring above the other trees, a 78-foot red spruce affectionately called “Ruby" will become this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree (NC Forestry Service) ASHEBORO N.C. - This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a 78-foot red spruce affectionately called “Ruby,” is set to be harvested from the Pisgah National Forest tomorrow. The ceremony will be live streamed on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s Facebook page on Nov 2nd 2022, at 11 a.m., (facebook.com/uscapitolchristmastree). Musical performances by Woody Platt and Shannon Whitworth, and the Cherokee Legend of the Evergreen Trees told by this year’s Youth Tree Lighter, Coche Tiger, a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are all expected during the event. According to a press release, the tree will be...
Despite Warnings Of High Fire Danger, Crews Called To Six Out-of-Control Fires Yesterday

Despite Warnings Of High Fire Danger, Crews Called To Six Out-of-Control Fires Yesterday

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Fire crews from several departments responded to an out of control fire on Pine Lakes Dr that threatened two homes. ASHEBORO N.C. - Despite warnings from the North Carolina Forest Service of a High fire danger yesterday, fire crews across the county responded to at least six out of control fires. Yesterday the North Carolina Forest Service warned of an increased fire danger resulting from warm and dry conditions with low humidity and winds of 10 to 15 mph that were gusting as high as 20 and 25 mph. Their warning said that outdoor burning was highly discouraged, but did not go as far as banning outdoor burning. Some people who were either unaware of the fire danger or thought they could burn safely quickly found themselves calling 911. Fire crews in Randolph County respond to 6 o...