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Saving the Whirligigs_Wats.jpg

In this June 23, 2010 photo, giant whirligigs designed by handyman Vollis Simpson are shown in Lucama, N.C. Mr. Simpson is letting go of the 29 masterpiece whirligigs that have stood in this field in eastern North Carolina since the early 1980s. The city of Wilson, with the help of the North Carolina Arts Council, hopes to buy, move and conserve the whirligigs, relocating them to a park in downtown Wilson by November 2012. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)