Falling in Love with Fall

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Shootin’ the breeze…Easy to love

By Cathy Leestma Welcome to fall, one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Hickory Nut Gorge. The others are winter, spring and summer! Seriously, if you are here for the first time, a repeat friend or an all-year-rounder, welcome!…

Sep
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From the editor…Under fall’s spell

  With shorter days approaching and temps slowly dropping, those hidden leaf pigments of color come through with glowing yellows, sparkling oranges, warm browns, brilliant shades of red and purple crimson. Summer closes with many sightings of rainbows and autumn arrives in the…

Sep
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Local Foundation Awards Scholarship to Lake Lure Classical Academy Senior

Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) graduating senior Julia Cowles, is the 2017 recipient of the $2500 Momentum Scholarship awarded by the Lake Lure Community Education Foundation (LLCEF). The Foundation instituted the scholarship in 2016 as a means to celebrate the first graduating class…

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From the mayor’s desk… Olympiad XIII: An Overwhelming Success

  By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC   Twenty-five athletes (aka, weekend warriors) competed in and finished three major events in three days in our thirteenth year of our local Olympiad sports festival. See photo. This challenge requires extensive training, endurance,…

Sep
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Mullen Bible Camp Fish Fry October 7

The Mullen Bible Camp, 1900 Freemantown Road, Lake Lure, announces their 111th anniversary with a Fish Fry, October 7 from 11 am. until sold out. Plates are $9 and will include fish (or two hotdogs), potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, bread, a…

Sep
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“The Whirlygig” author at Lake Lure Inn, September 14

Friends of the Mountains Branch Library host author Mary Ann Claud presenting her book, “The Whirlygig” as part of their final Books and Bites program for the year at Lake Lure Inn, Thursday, September 14, 11:00 am. The cost for this event is…

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Lions Club 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 4

  The Lake Lure Lions Club’s 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 4 to 7 p.m. at Bill’s Creek Community Center. Adult tickets are $10, children 6 to 10 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.…

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Lake Lure Flowering Bridge calendar

September 13 – Monarch Butterfly Migration — led by conservation specialist Joyce Pearsall; Lake Lure Town Hall, back entrance   September 26 – Tussy Mussy Workshop: the Language of Flowers — led by LLFB volunteers and master gardeners Lynn Lang and Paige Massey   October 10…

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Meet the new staff of Lake Lure Classical Academy

Barbara Cohen Welcome to Middle School Social Studies! I am beginning my 19th year as an educator. This is my first year at LLCA, and I am excited to open the portals of world history, US history, and geography for my students! We…

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Chimney Rock’s Skyline Trail and Expanded Deck to Reopen in September

It’s been a long time coming, but the Skyline trail across the mountain to the viewing area above Hickory Nut Falls has been reworked and is about ready to be reopened. Annual passholders and Friends of Chimney Rock State Park have been invited…