A 1784 English nursery rhyme goes, “The rose is red, the violet’s blue/ The honey’s sweet/ and so are you./ There art my love and I am thine/ I drew thee to be my Valentine.” These sentiments echo the verses on 150 million Valentine cards sent annually in the United States. As with many modern…

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  “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” is an old song whose lyrics echo in the hearts and minds of many Black Mountain youngsters as they press their noses against the frosty window panes and sigh at the cloudless sky. But be not dismayed! Black Mountain averages seven inches of snowfall per…

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