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Christmas Trees

"And the Winner is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE

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video A big part of Christmas tradition is finding that one-of-a-kind tree. In this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know where you go for that fantastic fir or perfect pine? Whether it's real with a wonderful aroma or artificial and easy to assemble, we're looking for the BEST PLACE TO BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE in the Cape Fear.
Here are the leaders (5 pm Thurs.):
Santa's Tree Land (6720 Market Street) - 36%
Cape Fear Optimist (Kmart parking lot) - 32%
Plantation Nursery (Murrayville Road & NC 132) - 22%
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O, Christmas tree! Real tree lovers say fake ones can't compete

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While many families have moved toward artificial trees, many still find joy in picking out that favorite fir. Whether you prefer a 10-footer or a Charlie Brown-style tree, you can find it all this season. Full story...
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Obama Administration to delay new "Christmas Tree Tax"

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, sources tell ABC News. The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009, was first announced in the Federal Registry yesterday. Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling starts Sunday

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New Hanover County will begin collecting your gently used Christmas Trees on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to recycle their once-live trees into mulch to help keep parks and school grounds green. Full story...
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Don't let your Christmas tree turn into a yule log

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video 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, but a Christmas tree in your home is a potential fire starter. Firefighters say the number one thing to remember this holiday season is to water your tree. Full story...
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Christmas tree sellers make most of deep freeze

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video If you think it's cold outside, try spending most of the day there. Folks selling Christmas trees are out in the frigid temperatures all day and night. Full story...
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Christmas came early for troops at Camp Lejeune

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video Marines and their families lined up for miles at Camp Lejeune early Wednesday morning, all looking for one thing... Christmas trees. Full story...
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NC Christmas tree growers worry about costs

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Some Christmas tree growers in western North Carolina are worried about their prospects for the season, just under way. Full story...
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Troops to get donated Christmas trees

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Military personnel and their families are getting early holiday gifts courtesy of North Carolina's Christmas tree growers. Full story...
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NC ag commissioner to tout state's Christmas trees

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With halls about to be decked and bells ready to jingle, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is ready to talk about the final touch for Christmas. Full story...
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