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NC town debate: Community tree or Christmas tree?

CARY, N.C. -- What do you call a pine tree decorated with lights and ornaments? In one North Carolina city, residents may find out next month. Multiple media outlets reported in the Raleigh suburb of Cary, trees decorating the town hall are called "community trees." Some leaders and residents say they should be called Christmas trees. The debate has filled the town council's inbox with angry e-mails. Some say that "community trees" are examples of political correctness gone too far. Others say naming the trees after Christmas excludes residents who don't celebrate the holiday. Councilman Don Frantz has wants city council to vote on the issue in January. Frantz says town hall decorations should include all faiths but that any tree with presents underneath and nativity scenes decorating its branches is a Christmas tree. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Nice to know

It is nice to know Cary doesn't have any more pressing issues other than the description of a Christmas tree.


Well nurse just wanted to say that, its refreshing that for a second a town has something minor or really nothing to report. I dont know where you are from but not all places in NC are crap violent criminal breeding grounds like wilmington. And the public puts up with. It is no one elses fualt except the citizens NO ONE!

for real

Next thing you know they will call a menorah a community candlestick. PC jerks.