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Group gathers mistletoe for holidays on river trip

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LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — There's an old southern tradition of shooting mistletoe out of treetops with a .22 rifle, or even a shotgun. Forrest Altman prefers a kinder, gentler way of harvesting the parasitic evergreen plant long associated with Christmas holiday romance. For the past 30 years, the publisher and former Guilford College English professor has been leading canoeists and kayakers on...

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