Living in a winter wonderland

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Shootin’ the breeze…UP!

By Cathy Leestma Being raised in Florida where we had access to fabulous white, sandy beaches and not a hill or mountain in sight causes me to pause and try to explain my fascination with mountains. And in particular why I climb mountains…

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365 Days of Invasives

By: Chelsea Rath, WAC-HNG Associate As 2015 comes to a close, The Weed Action Coalition of Hickory Nut Gorge (WAC-HNG) reflects on the past year and all of the group’s accomplishments. Each new season brought with it new challenges, but also new successes.…

Jan
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From the editor.. The joy of home

I like the quote from Southern Living magazine writer, Rick Bragg, who states, “I may not know where I’m going, but I know where I am.” Being home for the holidays and into 2016 helps me feel more grounded and ready for all…

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Did you get a Smart Phone for Christmas?

Electronics Obsession By Bryant Williams Lap tops, smart phones, tablets, and such, What did we do before these? We used to talk or write to each other, But now we just punch in some keys. They are a hazard when driving a car,…

Jan
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From the mayor’s desk…New Council Sworn In

By Bob Keith, Mayor of Lake Lure, NC At the December 8th Lake Lure Town Meeting a new Town Council was introduced. Bob Cameron was elected to his 2nd four year term, Stephen Webber to his 1st four year term and Mayor Bob…

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Education Award

Chimney Rock Management, LLC was recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Partner of the Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC). The Outstanding Partner Award is given annually to an individual, organization, or business who supports EENC and helps make environmental education possible in North…

Jan
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Isothermal offers Pharmacy Technician certification

Certified pharmacy technicians are in high demand and now students can earn that certification at Isothermal Community College. The 108-hour program begins Jan. 11, 2016.  This is a hybrid class, meaning it has a face-to-face component plus an online component. The program lasts for nine…

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The Lake Lure Fishery-A Brief History

By Gary Hasenfus, Lake Advisory Board Lake Lure, a perfect place for people, has been somewhat challenging for our fish population. Our lake tends to be slightly acidic and low in nutrients, and has gained considerable siltation through the years. In addition, late…

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News from Lake Lure Classical Academy

LLCA 5th GRADERS GET THEIR SNEAKERS MUDDY Ms. Levea’s 5th Graders had their second Muddy Sneakers Science Day in November at Rumbling Bald Trail, Chimney Rock State Park. Thirteen students were divided into two groups that were led by Field Instructors to learn…

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Olympiad presents funds to HNGO and firefighters

Hope Wittmer, executive director of Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach, expresses her delight that HNGO is a recipient of the Lake Lure Olympiad. Volunteers in photo are: Linda Ratschan (L), Hope Wittmer, Virginia Wilbanks, Pat Cook, Diane Goodwin and Terri Hunnicutt. Hickory Nut Gorge…