New Year's Eve http://wunc.org en The Triangle Boasts New Year's Celebrations For Music Lovers, Families http://wunc.org/post/triangle-boasts-new-years-celebrations-music-lovers-families <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Year's Eve revelers will have plenty of options for live music across the Triangle tonight.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In true out-with-the-old sprit, The </span>Casbah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Durham will host live jazz music. It's the last music show there, before the venue becomes a game room.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:59:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28170 at http://wunc.org The Triangle Boasts New Year's Celebrations For Music Lovers, Families Judge Allows Brasstown To Go Ahead With NYE "Possum Drop" http://wunc.org/post/judge-allows-brasstown-go-ahead-nye-possum-drop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Superior Court judge will allow </span>Brasstown's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Possum Drop to go ahead despite opposition from animal rights activists.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judge Allen </span>Baddour<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruled in favor of the General Assembly's new animal display bill, which allows the state Wildlife Resources Commission to issue a permit for the event.</span></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27936 at http://wunc.org Judge Allows Brasstown To Go Ahead With NYE "Possum Drop" Quirky New Year's Eve Celebrations http://wunc.org/post/quirky-new-years-eve-celebrations <p>Pickles, possums and fleas will help bring in 2012 across rural North Carolina.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> The city of Mount Olive expects more than 2,000 visitors for its 13th annual pickle drop tomorrow night. A thirty-pound wooden flea will drop in Eastover to commemorate the New Year. And in the Western reaches of the state a live possum will be lowered, not dropped, 18 feet inside of some Plexiglas. Clay Logan is the organizer of the alcohol-free, family-oriented event.<br> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:10:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3619 at http://wunc.org 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year!!! http://wunc.org/post/3-2-1-happy-new-year <p></p><p>New Year's Eve festivities are scheduled to take place all across North Carolina beginning this afternoon and extending into the early morning hours. There's everything from a pickle drop in Mount Olive to a bluegrass concert at Garner's Historic Auditorium. In the state capitol, First Night Raleigh activities begin at 2pm with a series of events for kids including a parade. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:12:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 11361 at http://wunc.org 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year!!!