Durham celebrates Black Friday in its own anti-consumerist way. The Scrap Exchange’s annual SMASHFEST is the day after Thanksgiving from 3 to 7 p.m.
Durham celebrates Black Friday in its own anti-consumerist way. The Scrap Exchange’s annual SMASHFEST is the day after Thanksgiving from 3 to 7 p.m. 2014 News & Observer File Photo - Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Durham celebrates Black Friday in its own anti-consumerist way. The Scrap Exchange’s annual SMASHFEST is the day after Thanksgiving from 3 to 7 p.m. 2014 News & Observer File Photo - Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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November 24, 2016 11:00 AM

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