Laurels — To all those working during Christmas today, when nearly everyone would rather be at home to spend the holiday with family and friends. Paramedics, fire fighters, members of local rescue squads and all those with local law enforcement agencies deserve a special word of gratitude. They may not want to be at work, but their professionalism and service is appreciated today and always.
Laurels — To everyone who used the tradition of giving gifts for Christmas as an opportunity to donate to local charities. Non-profit organizations across Pitt County are doing amazing work to improve the community, helping those affected by homelessness, hunger and cold. Giving to those groups rather than buying presents is an inspirational, selfless act.
Laurels — To the clear skies that allowed for viewing the full lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning. It was a rare and exciting celestial event that drew area residents into the cold in the wee hours, but the view of the fully shadowed moon was certainly worth it. This was the first time an eclipse coincided with the winter solstice since 1648 and will not happen again until 2094.
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