Casville, North Carolina
|Casville, North Carolina|
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Casville is an unincorporated community in Caswell County, North Carolina at the crossroads of US 158 and Ashland Rd/Park Springs Rd. Travelers along US 158 notice a drastic change in the speed limit from 55 mph (88.5 km/h) to 35 mph (56.3 km/h) as they approach the community's only caution traffic signal; the speed limit returns to 55 mph (89 km/h) after leaving the crossroads area. Casville has two gas stations for those traveling along US 158 between Yanceyville, North Carolina and Reidsville, North Carolina. It even has a restaurant which opens and closes often, and churches and a volunteer fire department. Neighboring communities include Pelham and Ruffin.
The Paschals' Christmas Lights
Every winter Caswell residents Leon and Ann Paschal decorate their yard and cabins with over a million Christmas lights (approximately 1,040,000 lights in 2004) and miscellaneous decorations. The extravaganza has attracted local and national attention; a news special was even featured on the Fox News Channel in 2005. Gospel music is played throughout the entire display to convey messages of hope and redemption. The attraction is open to the local public and is free of charge; donations help fund the Paschals' approximate $10,000 electric bill generated by the light show. The couple says they "do it for Jesus because he's the reason for the season."