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A North Carolina town drops a possum at midnight on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve countdown balls tend to be large, sparkly. What they tend not to be are arboreal marsupials. Not so for Brasstown, North Carolina. In the "possum capital of the south," possums are the traditional marker lowered into a cheering crowd to symbolize the end of the year. » 12/31/14 5:30pm 12/31/14 5:30pm