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Apr
29

Shootin’ the Breeze…A soft landing

by Cathy Leestma Hello friends, Have you ever watched a duck sleep? They have the ability to turn their heads 180 degrees and bury it in their back feathers. Right now, that sounds pretty good to me. Along with their distant cousin, the…

Apr
29

From the Editor…What a year this day has been!

by David Leestma “What a day this has been, what a rare mood I’m in..” – the opening lines of the Lerner and Loewe hit “Almost Like Being in Love” from their 1947 musical, “Brigadoon”, describes pretty much how I am feeling right…

Apr
29

From the Mayor’s Desk…Protection and progress throughout the Pandemic

By Carol Pritchett, Mayor, Town of Lake Lure I would like to thank everyone in Lake Lure for taking the COVID-19 Pandemic seriously.  Our citizens acted quickly in response to requests to “Stay at Home” and to practice social distancing. Many of you…

Apr
29

Your Chamber at Work…In both good and challenging times, it remains the Chamber’s privilege and mission to serve you

By Laura P. Doster Executive DirectorChamber of Hickory Nut Gorge The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge, its leadership, staff, and board of directors are working relentlessly during this unprecedented time in our history from the global COVID-19 pandemic.  We will stay the course…

Apr
29

Lake Lure Classical Academy News…Learning across the miles

In the Age of COVID-19, teachers, parents, counselors, and students learn a new way forward together By Valerie A. HoffmanCommunications DirectorLake Lure Classical Academy By the time this newspaper gets into your hands, the students of Lake Lure Classical Academy will be days…

Apr
29

Now is a good time to work on art projects for the future

All 2D and 3D artists are invited to compete in the 2020 Celebration of the Arts, a juried art show scheduled September 11-16, 2020 at the Foundation of Performing Arts Center, Spindale NC, on the campus of Isothermal Community College. Cash and ribbon…

Apr
29

Conserving Carolina Launches Habitat at Home Contest

How wild is your home? While people are staying home and many parks and trails are closed, we can still experience nature—right where we live. Conserving Carolina has launched an online Habitat at Home Contest, open to both kids and adults. The contest…

Apr
29

Lake Lure Music Festival postponed to 2021

Because of the unprecedented challenges facing our communities, the Lake Lure Music Festival has been postponed to the summer of 2021. Plans are being made to engage the same artists who were scheduled for this year. For updates go to: https://lakeluremusicfest.com and Facebook Page at…

Apr
29

Health Matters…What we fear

By Dr. Max Hammond One aspect of our total human wellness is our mental health. Like other areas of our wellbeing, maintaining and preserving our mental health is a function of our making choices and carrying out these choices as best we can.…

Apr
29

Your Voice…Looking forward to a new normal

by Bob Keith As I sit here in involuntary isolation during holy week, I think of all that is going on around me producing a myriad of emotions and self-reflection. The coronavirus continues its rampage on society but is gradually being checked, Passover…