North Carolina Pagan Group Joins Adopt-A-Highway Program, Some Residents Concerned

April 27, 2006

Source: News 14 Carolina

On April 27, 2006 News 14 Carolina reported, "Eyebrows are being raised because of a new sign along Highway 74 and a pagan group's promise to keep the road clean. The Silvermoon Pagan Wicca Group, through the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program, recently sponsored the stretch of road in Gastonia. At the head of the group is Kym Miller, a self-proclaimed witch who owns the Witch’s Brew Café in Lincolnton. 'We want to be community-minded and active in the area, and we wanted to do something to help keep the area clean,' Miller said Thursday. But many Gastonia residents have their objections... Miller said she has been receiving death threats since her café opened last summer, but she hopes the highway adoption can prove to people that her group wants to make a positive impact on the community. She said it also intends to adopt another highway in the near future."