Itâ€™s a duct tape revolution.
The days of simple, silver duct tape are over, and the colors are in. An influx of â€śFunky Flamingoâ€ť pink, â€śZig-Zag Zebraâ€ť and â€śTotally Tie Dyeâ€ť tape designs are popping up at hardware and retail stores across the nation, and tape officials say they are selling fast.
More colors, designs and prints have led to more uses as well. There are duct tape sandals, duct tape flowers and even duct tape artwork.
The uses, styles and reputation of duct tape have definitely changed.Â
But what makes colorful duct tape so popular? What makes it different?
State cuts have caused the local district attorneyâ€™s office to cut staff, programs and hours that directly benefit the public.
The state approved funding reductions this summer for departments across the board, but the court systems, and thus district attorneyâ€™s offices, have felt the brunt of cuts approved in the stateâ€™s $19.7 billion budget.
Henry Helton said 16 years ago he asked Claremont's city council for $250 to hire a band for a community gathering.
Helton, the special events coordinator for the city, said the council granted the money, a fair amount of people showed up to the event and what became Claremont Day has grown each year since.
This year's festival on Main Street begins Saturday at 9 a.m., with comments from Mayor David Morrow and Oxford Elementary School students singing the national anthem.