Why drop a ball when you could lower a crab pot?

Ringing in the year with pickles, blueberries, etc.

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Food will be falling all over the South next week as cities and towns usher in the new year by dropping sculpted versions of local favorites.

Well, scratch that: Most of the food will fall in North Carolina, the epicenter of New Year’s Eve culinary object-drop fever.


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