Touching the Angelic Realm

NOTE: The workshop below has been canceled due to a lack of sufficient registrations in advance.

Welcome back, Students!

This Saturday, Brandon will be in the shop offering Palm Readings, and Elizabeth Foley returns to offer her Touching the Angelic Realm workshop! See below for details.

In stock now are the 2020 Llewellyn Calendars, Datebooks and Almanacs.

We’ve discounted all the Jacob’s Chimes Wind chimes 40% OFF.

New items are arriving every day!

Closing: The Sojourner will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

Touching the Angelic Realm Workshop this Saturday!

With Elizabeth Foley, Ph.D.
8/24 (1-3:30 pm) $35
Call the Sojourner to Register in Advance

Do you know that you can touch the angelic realm by connecting and working with your angels? Your angels can bring you much joy, happiness, and peace. This class you will learn more about the angelic realm and differences between guardian angels, archangels, and deceased loved ones. Also, will discuss the four forms of Divine Communication, conduct exercises to help you to discover your natural style of communication, review some of the blocks that prevent us from connecting and communicating with the Angelic realm, and describe the Angel’s calling card for delivering important and meaningful messages. The class will close with a technique that helps to open your third eye so you can strengthen your gift of clairvoyancy and an Angel Connection exercise that will help you to experience the angels that surround you right now, and even touch the angelic realm.

Bio: Elizabeth J. Foley, Ph.D., is an international Spiritual Intuitive, Spiritual Advisor and Teacher, Angelologist, and Author. Elizabeth is an Ordained Minister in the Order of Melchizedek, and holds Master Degrees in Counseling and Public Health from Boston University, and completed her doctoral program in Metaphysics at the American Institute of Holistic Theology in 2014.

She has presented at the 2005 Berkshire Paranormal Conference in North Adams, MA and has appeared on various radio and television shows. Elizabeth conducts private reading sessions and facilitates unique spiritual and psychic development workshops throughout the US and Canada. She now makes her home in Morrisville, NC.

Summer Class Schedule!

We finally have the 2017 summer class schedule pulled together! The descriptions for each class are listed below. In addition, Jupiter is offering astrological chart readings and root work on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, and Heron Michelle is also available for appointments on Saturday afternoons. Please call the shop for availability and to schedule time with them.

Keep in mind that many of our classes have a three person pre-paid minimum! If you are interested in a class, please go ahead and pre-register as soon as possible so that we can meet those minimums and make sure that we are able to hold the class.


Basic Medicinal Herbalism with Courtney Varnadoe
June 17, 2017 3:00-5:00pm
Learn the basic techniques of traditional medicinal herbalism! We will cover how to properly use, purchase, and store herbs, and the basic hands-on methods of preparing herbs for at-home use. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

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Pentacle Approach to Wellness in Troubled Times with Heron Michelle
Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm, $20
This is an introductory workshop in Modern Witchcraft with practical tips for creating a healthy life of happiness and balance, especially during troubled times. Based on her “Pentacle Approach” to wellness on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, will and Spirit, the workshop will include guided meditation and grounding/energy clearing exercises that are practical and beneficial for everyone, regardless of spiritual path or religion. Includes guided meditations.This event is held after shop hours, please arrive prior to 6:00. Doors close at 6:10. All are welcome; minimum 3, maximum 10 attendees. Registrations must be made in advance.

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Basic Spiritual Herbalism with Courtney Varnadoe
June 24, 2017 3:00-5:00pm
Learn the basic techniques and thought behind spiritual work with plants from a spiritual naturalist/pagan perspective. We will cover theory and respect of plants when partnering for spiritual work, and basic methods of work in spiritual practice. We will go through a guided meditation to uncover a plant spirit partner. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

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Learning the Elder Futhark Runes with Nate Varnadoe
July 8, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm
Learn the names and meanings of the Old Norse runes, the Elder Futhark, as Nate draws connections and parallels to modern as well as ancient ideas and prominent figures. Huge thundering gods, natural events, and comic book characters (lots of them) can all relate back to the basic symbolism of the Runic Alphabet. After learning the names and meanings of each rune, Nate will cover rune spread creation and symbolism, and interpretation. Practice readings will be demonstrated to build familiarity. $40 per person for the four hour workshop, includes the creation of a practice rune set that you can keep. Must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

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Angels 101 with Angelica Hollunder
July 15, 2017 11:00-2:00 pm
This class is a basic introduction to working with angelic beings, taught by Angelica Hollunder. $25 per person. Must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

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The Home Herbalist’s Basic Apothecary with Courtney Varnadoe
July 15, 2017 3-5pm
Learn which herbs are most commonly used in at-home medicinal practice, how to decipher herb uses from text sources, and how to identify which herbs are the best for your own home apothecary! Create your own basic materia medica with herbal uses and information for use. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

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Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 1
July 17th, 2017 5:00-10:00pm
5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing (Free and open to the public, at The Sojourner)
7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop ($35 including performance) Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street
Stirring The Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement
Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit. The more we can shift from static to active practice, the more embodied our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we’ll focus on how to incorporate dance elements into your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition, using the metaphorical cauldron as our guide

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Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 2
July 17th, 9pm – 10:00 pm
Mini concert: The Mechanist & The Star Goddess ($10 for performance only)
At Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street, open to the public.
A dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson. They create improvised music and dance on the spot, inspired in the moment – as well songs from the repertoire of the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. The project title/inspiration evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine. Tempest is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. She is also an artist, author, blogger, and designer (see http://www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

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The Witch’s Basic Apothecary with Courtney Varnadoe
July 22, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm
What herbs should you use in your spiritual practice? How do you identify the traditional and intuitive uses of herbs for your spiritual work? These are the questions we will answer here and more! Learn commonly used herbs for spiritual work, and how to find information about these plants. Create your own list of herbs suited for your personal practice. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

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Healing the Chakras with Crystals Workshop with Heron Michelle
July, 29th 2:00-4:00 pm, $20
An introductory workshop discussing the energy body and chakra centers, and their connection between physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health. We’ll demonstrate energy healing techniques with color and crystals to facilitate balance and wellness. Includes a guided meditation for clearing and empowerment. All are welcome; minimum 3, maximum 10 attendees. Please register in advance.

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Spiritual Home Protection Workshop with Heron Michelle
Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:00-4:00 pm, $20
Join us for this introductory workshop on spiritual techniques to cleanse and sheild a home of baneful energy and unwanted Spirits; including smudging, shielding and warding with herbs, crystals, candles, spell bottles and other folk techniques. Written instructions included. All are welcome; 3 minimum, 10 maximum attendees. Please register in advance.

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Creative Candle Magick Workshop with Heron Michelle
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm
$25, includes materials for a dressed and blessed candle spell.
Candle Magick can be as simple as making a wish over the birthday cake, or as creative and in-depth as your imagination can take you. Explore the many possibilities for the age-old folk magick technique.
All are welcome; 3 minimum, 10 maximum attendees. Please register in advance.

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The Sojo News: First Friday Hurricane Drum Circle

Halloween 2016 Arbor decorations for the Witches' Carnival

Halloween 2016 Arbor decorations for the Witches’ Carnival

Happy Halloween, Sojourners!
Tomorrow is the First Friday of the month, so come to Uptown to see our new decorations, enjoy the art shows, a dinner out, and then come party with us.  Bring your drums, a snack or drink to share if you’d like, the kids, your friends, and lets hang out and thumb our noses at Hurricane Matthew as he turns back out to sea and leaves the coastline alone. Tarot Card readings available. $40/half hour.

We are waiting to see what Saturday brings, but will most likely remain open, as we are busily preparing for next week’s Psychic Reading and Healing fair, and the Witches’ Carnival Party on October 29th. Come buy a sampler ticket, and schedule your appointments with our very gifted healers and diviners.

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All weekend the shop will host a variety of Psychics, Diviners, Healers and Spiritual Advisers in the shop ready to see clients.
Friday night 5:00-9:00
Saturday 11:00-9:00
Sunday 1:30-5:30.
$30/half hour has been the average rate for services at the Sojo for almost 8 years now, but its time for a cost of living increase. Starting in October, our standard service rate will be $40/half hour and $75/hour.
However, during our Fair we encourage you to explore new experiences and modalities, so we are offering a “Sampler Ticket” for $60. This redeems for two sessions:
  • a 30 minute session with the Reiki Energy healer of your choice
  • and 30 minute session with the Psychic of your choice
  • OR you Redeem one of your may attend an hour long Pendulum Reading class, or a Tea-leaf reading party.
Appointments will be scheduled throughout the weekend, and we’ll fill in walk-ins as we are able. Book your appointment early!
The following professionals will be available:
Aileen Peterson – Kundalini Reiki, Sound healing, Crystal Healing –
“Aileen ‘Wren’ Peterson, LMBT and Head Priestess Midwyf-Healer of Brighid’s Hearth Church: Temple of Spiritual Healing & Shamanic Birthwork is offering Kundalini Reiki and Intuitive Healing sessions. Kundalini Reiki can be used to heal karmic bonds between people and places, situational or quality traits (like ‘anger’), emotional blockages and traumas (including birth), DNA, blockages from past lives, wellness/healing, and chakra balancing. Intuitive Healing Sessions combine shamanic healing techniques with energy work like Reiki, crystals, healing touch, and sound therapy and is done intuitively for each individual client.”
 
Angelica – Angel Oracle Card Readings and Reiki Energy Healing
“Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Witch, Water Priestess within The Sojo Circle, Shaman, and certified Angel Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring.”
Contact: lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com”
Heron Michelle – Tarot Card Readings –
“Heron” Michelle Jenkins is the current High Priestess of The Sojo Circle coven, modern witch and owner of The Sojourner. Heron writes a blog on her practice caclled ‘Witch on Fire’ at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/WitchonFire. She will be offering 10 card Tarot Readings using the Thoth Deck. Sessions last 30 minutes.”
Contact: michelle@thesojo.com
 

Liz Merritt – Tarot Card Reading and Reiki Energy Healing –

Liz is a trained witch working, wandering and inhabiting Eastern NC. By day she makes pottery, works at the illustrious metaphysical bookshop: The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions, and teaches locals the mysteries of clay. She’s studied her brand of Tarot Card reading for 5+ years and has been practicing witchcraft officially for 3 years. This past December (2015) she became a Reiki Master-Teacher and has enjoyed using these talents  for the betterment of her community. ”

Contact: Liz@thesojo.com

Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
“Edward Zula has been providing private readings, clarity, and comfort to his Los Angeles clients for more than thirty years. He uses psychometry (reading energy from objects and photos), clairsentience, and spirit communication to help clients with questions about relationships, career, important life decisions, and help resolve grief and loss. In his readings he uses cards, a pendulum, meditation, and any sentimental or meaningful objects the client wishes to share. He explains that he does not “see” spirits standing over anyone’s shoulder as a traditional medium might, but rather feels their presence, often hears them, and gets a sense of their physical appearance with his eyes closed.” Contact: 252-542-8865
Jupiter Melchizedek – Astrology Natal Chart readings –
“Jupiter is a trained witch and neophyte within the Sojo Circle, with a decade of experience in preparing natal charts and the study of Astrology and other esoteric disciplines.” In order to do your reading, please make an appointment in advance, and provide your birth date, time and location.
Courtney Varnadoe – Tea Leaf Reading Party
“Courtney is the Apothecary Manager of the Sojourner, Herbalist and Class Instructor specializing in uses and preparations of herbs and teas for medicinal and spiritual purposes, as well as bath and body care products, home cleaning products, etc. Courtney is a gifted diviner with a talent for oracular trance, scrying and tasseomancy.”
Contact: Courtney@thesojo.com
Webweaver – Pendulum Divination Class and Readings
“Webweaver is a professional educator, Witch and current Minister of Air within The Sojo Circle Coven. She is offering a short class on the use of a pendulum for divination, to answer questions. She will also provide short private interpretations to attendees. This event is 1 hour, $30.”
Jessica Gammell-Bennett – Real World Reiki Healing – Energy Healing sessions
Reiki, Archangelic Light, Alchemy Energetics, Crystal Therapy, Aromatherapy.
“Jess is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Archangelic Light Master/Teacher, Alchemy Energetics practitioner with a background as a professional educator and a victim/witness specialist with the US Attorney’s Office, with experience in the treatment of those with PTSD.”
Contact: 252-916-8925, jess@realworldreiki.com
Preston Craddock – Echelon Spiritual Services – Reiki Energy, Crystal Healing, and Psychic Readings

“Preston is a Witch, current High Priest of The Sojo Circle Coven, fourth level graduate within The Temple of Witchcraft and a Reiki Master. He offers an integrative approach to energy healing, utilizing Reiki and crystals for chakra balancing and clearing. He also offers a unique system of symbol divination for insights into questions and concerns.”


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The Sojo News: Reiki, Tarot, Angels!

Hello Sojourners!
Tonight is the Uptown Umbrella market in the 5 points parking lot from 5:00-8:00. We will be closing at 6:00 tonight for an event, but come in early for 20% off Starwest Essential Oils and Sun’s Eye Fine oils through Friday night.

Starting Saturday, our weekly sale switches to 20% off all Stones and Crystals.

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This weekend we have two events, Readings with Liz on Friday, and the Angels 102 class with Angelica on Saturday (See details below,) but we need you to call and register in advance. We need three confirmed attendees by Friday, or we may choose to post-pone the class. 252-758-7656 (SOJO)
See you soon!
~Heron Michelle


Reiki Energy Healing and Tarot Readings with Liz Merritt
Friday, August 12, 6:00-9:00
By appointment or walk-in, $30/half hour.

Angels 102 Workshop with Angelica
August 13, 3:00-5:00pm
$25 per person, [MUST Register by Friday night: We need three confirmed or we may have to postpone the class]
Explore your relationship with the angels through this workshop on their history and hierarchy. Then connect with your personal guardian angel through guided meditation. Angelica is a professional educator, witch, priestess, Reiki master/teacher and certified angel oracle card reader.

Witchcraft 102: Charge of the Goddess, Celebrating the Moon with Heron Michelle
August 20, 2016, 3:00-5:00 [Note the change in time]
$20 per person, register in advance.
An Introduction to the traditional Wiccan liturgy by Doreen Valiente, known as the Charge of the Goddess, it’s history, thealogy and how Witches work with the cycles of the moon to empower their magick.

Guided Meditation with Heron
Spirit Animal Journey
Friday August 26, 6:00-7:00, $10

Witchcraft 103: The Witches Creed, Celebrating the Sun through the Wheel of the Year with Heron Michelle
August 27, 2016, 12:00-2:00
$20 per person, register in advance.
An introduction to the traditional Wiccan liturgy by Doreen Valiente known as The Witch’s Creed, the modern Wheel of the Year calendar of sabbats that celebrate the solar cycles, its mythology of the cycles of nature, the eternal Goddess as maiden, mother and crone, and her lover the Horned God as Oak King and Holly King.

Witchcraft 104: The Witch’s Rune, Elemental Magick and the Witches Tools
[Date change!] October 1, 2016 2016 12:00-2:00
$20 per person, register in advance.
An introduction to the traditional Wiccan liturgy by Doreen Valiente known as the Witch’s Rune, and working with the elemental powers of air, fire, water and earth through the tools of wand, athame, chalice and paten for personal balance and empowerment within nature.


Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-9:00
Saturday 10:00-6:00
Sunday 1:00-6:00

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Book Sale!: Top Three Summer Picks

We’ve hit one of my favorite weeks of the summer sale: Books! Glorious, crisp, brand-spanking-new books, discounted without the mega-corporate stench of big retailers. The Sojourner will be giving 20% off all books and calendars through Friday night, making this a great opportunity to stock up for summer reading and crafting (Of all sorts!)

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We have a large and varied selection of specialty books, on topics such as paganism, wicca, druidism, asatru, herbalism, shamanism, tarot, runes, meditation, crystals, and many more! Definitely the largest selection of occult books in Greenville, NC!

Summer, to me, screams “Plant! Create! Prepare!” The Earth is overflowing with an abundance of plant life in our backyards, parks, forest paths, and wild places, providing so that we may thrive now and prepare for the barrenness of the winter months to come. There is no better time to brush up on herb craft while you are harvesting, drying, and daydreaming of fully stocked apothecary shelves! I also like to think ahead to the coming late-summer and autumnal sabbats and festivals, giving myself time to create and prepare meaningful celebrations and activities for friends and family.

So, prepare yourselves: Here are my top three user-friendly summer reading picks! (If I had the time it’d be top thirty!)

#1: Llewellyn’s 2016 Herbal Almanac: Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore

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Llewellyn has a wide and varied array of yearly almanacs, for topics ranging from astrology to magic to sabbats, and my favorite: Herbs! This almanac is full-t0-the-brim with crafts, activities, information, and articles perfectly relevant to this abundant time of year. It is organized into thirty short, interesting articles that are great for readers who prefer occasional reading. The instructions for the crafts are clear and concise, and often written by notable, published authors in the pagan community. It is priced at $11.99, and is a must for anyone looking to fit herbalism into their summer schedule!

#2: The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham

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Scott Cunningham is widely regarded as one of the most accessible authors in the pagan community. This book is a classic for those looking to create their own incenses, anointing oils, bath salts, inks, sachets, ointments, and more, all with a spiritual purpose and meaning. This book is a compendium of recipes, making it a great expansion for those who may already own the Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs or Magical Aromatherapy by Cunningham as well. Be prepared to put those plants to use when you crack this one open! Cunningham’s books are also well-known for being well-priced, and when you apply our sale to the cover price of $16.95, it’s hard to pass up!

#3: Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials Series: Lughnasadh: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Lammas

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Llewellyn has recently created a line of adorable, pocket-sized reference books for each sabbat, and I find them invaluable for quick information when needed! Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is the next sabbat approaching us, and this little book is packed with history, references, ideas, and suggestions to flesh out your celebration! For those who like to procrastinate, it also contains a couple of pre-written ritual celebrations for those practicing alone or with a group, including written invocations and prayers. For those going the less formal route, recipes, crafts, and activities are also detailed to make the day special without a bunch of fuss! I really cannot recommend this little series enough, especially for pagan parents seeking to explain and celebrate the sabbats with children who need a basic introduction. At $11.99, it’s worth a look!

The summer is our slowest time of year, so please consider stopping by and checking out what we have to offer. Comfy chairs and good smells free of charge. 😉

Happy reading!

Courtney

The Sojo News: Drum Circle, Readings, Classes

Hello Sojourners!

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This weekend we have some exciting events on our calendar. Until Friday night, we

continue our 20% summer sale on bulk apothecary herbs, and during our Uptown Artwalk and Drum Circle, Liz Merritt will be here offering Reiki and Tarot card Readings from 6:00-9:00. $30/half hour.

If you drum, please bring your drum and come make some noise! We have a few shop drums for borrowing, too. Snacks and drinks are a welcome addition, if you would like to contribute to the party.

On Saturday, Angelica is in the shop from 2:00-5:00 offering part 1 of a two part course: Angels 101: Ten Phyla of Angels and Correspondences $25.
Please register in advance.


Beginning Saturday, June 4th and running through June 10th

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20% Summer Sale on all INCENSE! Stick, cone, and loose varieties.

We have jars of prepared loose incense made in-house according to the energies of the Sabbat holidays on the Pagan wheel of the year.

Thanks!
~Heron

 

 

The Sojo News: Herb Sale, Drum Circle, Angels!

Hello Sojourners!
Today starts our summer sale of 20% off of our bulk ingredients in the apothecary jars! Herbs, spices, teas, resins, woods, salts, clays, etc. If it is in a jar, it is on sale! If you bring with you a container for us to fill, we’ll take off an additional 10%. Sale runs through Friday night, June 3.

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New Website, New Shopping Possibilities

This week we updated our www.thesojo.com website and began the process of developing an on-line shopping experience for our Sojourners out of town. Very soon, we’ll be offering a special selection of our merchandise on-line with shipping to your doorstep! Stay tuned!


Monday, May 29th, we will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.


First Friday Artwalk is June 3rd, and we invite you to come drum with us and hang out from 6:00-9:00. Bring your drums, the kids, your friends, snacks (if you’d like) and join us for a party! Liz will be available for Tarot Card Readings! $30/10 card reading.


Angels 101: Ten Phyla of Angels and Correspondences
with Angelica
June 4, 2016 2:00-5:00 pm
Join Angelica for an introductory class on angels!

“Angels have been written about, have appeared in different art forms and been much talked about over millennia. This course attempts to prove that angels do not belong to any one religious group, how many types of angels there are, often called phyla, their correspondences, and how they communicate with us. Sharing of angelic experiences is welcome.  The class culminates in a guided meditation meeting your guardian angel(s).” $25. Please call in advance to let us know you will be coming! 252-758-7656


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