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Some news is bigger than others, and some news is so prominent that it gets featured in the Manta Carlos Print, the cities largest newspaper. Anyone is free to post here, although stories might be fact-checked by reporters. If there's an issue with your story, or the staff team has questions, we'll contact you directly.

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Headline: Bon-Bon the Invisible Rabbit Found!

Story: Bon-Bon, a 2-year-old Holland Lop whom curious condition came about due to a magical mishap, is in good health and back home with their loving family. After 10 long days of searching, Josie McDougall is finally reunited with their invisible friend and her nightmare over.

“It was awful” reported Josie as she retells her harrowing experience “I realized Bon Bon wasn’t in their cage I knew that they would be nearly impossible to find due to them being invisible all the time. I was scared that he might get stomped or crushed because nobody will be able to see them! It was horrible! I am so glad to have him safe and sound and appreciate everyone whom helped in the daunting search effort.”

When Josie first learned of the disappearance of their invisible there were many people whom thought the rabbit as a hoax as all of the missing photos of Bon-Bon showed only an empty cage with rabbit prints and half eaten food as proof. But many more reached out and helped organize a grassroots search effort even if such a search would be futile. Even the local police department sent officers out to help find the missing rabbit but were having no luck. Bon bon was thankfully found when a neighbor filed a report about missing vegetables and police where able to locate the rabbit hiding nearby.

“When I first got the report about citizen whom was claiming that someone was eating their vegetables, I had a hunch the culprit may have been Bon-Bon and after some careful searching, Officer Ryan Marshal was able to sniff out the rabbit hiding under the shed despite being invisible. It was truly a lucky break and I like to thank everyone who participated in helping return Bon-Bon back home.” said Officer Trisha Applegate when questioned how they were able to find the elusive invisible rabbit.

Bon-Bon made waves on social media when their disappearance was first reported, with many thinking of the missing invisible rabbit as just hoax. But for Josie it was a 10-day nightmare since Bon-Bon is finally over. Bon-Bon is reported to be in good health and is happily munching away on their favorite meals such as lettuce and broccoli. Hopefully Bon-Bon will have had enough adventures and gardeners can rejoice that their green patches are safe from Bon-Bon.

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Headline: Shifting Magical Energies Causing an Influx of Golems

Story: Months after Manta Carlos was relocated to a pocket dimension of its own, researchers from the Starlight Observation Station noted the increasing density of magic within the island. Focal points within the forbidden forest have become sites for the spontaneous births of elemental golems. Dr. Allison Azul, one of the field researchers sent to Manta Carlos to study the effects of the island's dimensional isolation, was one of the first to notice these focal points and has been on-site to study the golems. She reported that the golems in her area of responsibility had a strong affinity to nature, as opposed to another focal point located near the ocean which was manned by a fellow researcher, who reported the golems were attuned to water.

It is still currently unknown what caused these focal points or the steady increase of magic, however Dr. Azul advises citizens to avoid the areas due to the possibility of irritating the golems into hostility.
 
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Headline: Mysterious Rocks Giving People Good Luck?

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Have you noticed a strange, ordinary round rock waiting for you by your front door when you come home? Dozens of Manta Carlos residents have been reporting these strange rocks with no remarkable traits aside from a single notch carved showing up on people’s welcoming mats. What purpose these stones have and whom the mysterious distributor is are among the many questions these people are having. While many are just tossing these rocks into their backyard, some are claiming that these curious rocks are enchanted to make the holder luckier than usual.

Rebecca Wilder, a young college student attending Starlight Academy, found one such stone sitting outside their apartment door. Thinking the little stone as somewhat neat, they stuffed it into their purse and carried on with their day. But as they day progressed, she couldn’t help but noticed how things all seemed to just come together at once for her suddenly. “Ever since I have been carrying my little good luck stone things have just been working out for me!” vouched Rebecca as they proudly show off their lucky rock during the interview “I finally got that raise from my boss that I had been asking for, I got 100% on pop quiz from one of the schools most difficult professors, and I found 100 bucks just laid there on the floor! Good stuff like that never just happens for me out of the blue!”

Zhou Yang, an inspiring graphic artist, also speaks of his positive experience ever since found their stone on their concrete step. “Yeah I thought it was a little weird but a little cool so I just put it into one of my pockets. I have been feeling pretty bummed ever since my girlfriend left me so I was just going to my usual coffee shop when this beautiful girl with brilliant blue skin accidentally run into me. Normally I am shy when it comes to people so I was just rubbing the stone in my pocket for comfort. So, me and this girl began apologizing then talking. I must have said something smart for once because she then joined for a cup of coffee and gave me her number. Like, that wasn’t at all how I thought my day would turn out. The cherry on top was finding out my art page was suddenly blowing up and I have been getting new commissions. I was stunned!”

Some are more skeptical of the supposed powers of these stones or if they are even magical at all. One professor of magical studies had the chance to examine the stone and said that the only remarkable thing about these stones is how unremarkable they actually are. “I assure you there is nothing special about these rocks whatsoever. I investigated every conceivable means of magical detection and there is not a single trace of magical residue on these so-called luck stones. Nor do the simple marks have any meaning nor draw forth any sort of power. Really, I think it’s just happy coincidences from a few people over exaggerating what these river stones can do. Perhaps it is just the belief that they hold any power at all that makes people think they actually do anything, just like a placebo.”

Whether they are really are magical or just mundane, its probably best to think twice on kicking that rock off the side of your porch. Cause who know knows: that little rock could be lucky after all?

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